2009 Session:

Session Description – Event Production/Music Festivals 101

Brandon Badillo is an events planner, promoter, and producer in Austin, Texas. After spending several years planning and coordinating special events for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Brandon started an events company called Bemba Entertainment. Currently, Bemba Entertainment has a Latin and South American music festival and fundraiser, Xemumba, among other original shows hosted each year. For this seminar, Brandon will walk through the steps necessary to create a successful event - from the initial idea all the way to break down. He will outline key points to help future promoters attract an audience and find success in their events. The content of Brandon's presentation will be captured live and visually, by graphic recorder and information designer, Sunni Brown.

Sunni Brown, M.P.A., is Owner and Principal of BrightSpot Info Design, a company specializing in visual thinking to support organizational and group success. Sunni was trained in visual thinking at The Grove Consultants International, a San Francisco-based company known for pioneering the use of graphics in meetings and group processes. Sunni is an Associate of The Grove and is also co-Founder of VizThink Austin, currently the largest visual thinking community in the United States. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Magazine Journalism and Linguistics and a Master's in Public Affairs from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Hispanic/Latino Sessions organized by Armando Rayo, Hispanic Engagement Consultant
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About the Speaker

Brandon Badillo

Bemba Entertainment, Founder/Owner

Brandon Badillo is an events planner, promoter, and producer in Austin, Texas. After spending several years planning and coordinating special events for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Brandon started an events company called Bemba Entertainment. Currently, Bemba Entertainment has a Latin and South American music festival and fundraiser, Xemumba, among other original shows hosted each year. For this seminar, Brandon will walk through the steps necessary to create a successful event - from the initial idea all the way to break down. He will outline key points to help future promoters attract an audience and find success in their events. The content of Brandon's presentation will be captured live and visually, by graphic recorder and information designer, Sunni Brown.