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Sept 29, 30 Oct 1st, 2023 | Phoenix, AZ



The Southwest Actors Conference & Expo is the premier conference for professional actors in the Southwest Region featuring leading industry experts, casting directors, talent agents, and more. This event will allow professional actors to make crucial connections, learn from top industry professionals, and gain the skills necessary to stand out in a competitive industry.

Join Top Industry Pros—All in One Place!

Imagine gaining actionable advice and strategic tips—live and in-person—from the best of the best in the entertainment business. 

The entertainment industry is changing more and more each day. If this industry has taught us anything, it’s that you’ve got to embrace change and put in the work to get ahead.

Join other professional actors at the only acting conference you need to attend—the Southwest Actors Conference and Expo! 

You’ll walk away with real acting career-building ideas that you can put to work right away to find results in your acting career. 

Experience it in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona from September 29,30 Oct 1st, 2023


Keynote Speakers: 

Acting Coaches:

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Bella Hibbs

 Casting Director

Opening Keynote


Faith Hibbs-Clark

Casting Director & Acting Coach,

Communication Method for Actors

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DaJuan Johnson

Acting Coach & Owner,

Think Bigger Coaching


Talent Agents & Managers: 

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Lilly Bankston

Talent Agent & Owner, 

Bankston Talent Agency

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Panel with Audience Q&A"

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Becky Poliakoff

LA Talent Manager

Hg5 Entertainment

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Andrea Courtney

LA Talent Manager,

Established Artists Management

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Panel  with Audience Q&A"


Brittany Stone

Talent Agent/ Owner

Stone Talent Agency

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Matt Englehart

Talent Agent

Ford Robert Black Agency

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Casting Directors: 

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Bella Hibbs

Casting Director

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5:30pm - 7:30pm

Industry Mixer

Dress: Cocktail Attire


7:00am - 5:00pm

Registration & Networking

Dress: Trendy Professional

8:00am - 12:30pm

Opening Keynote & Seminars

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:45pm - 5 pm

Seminars &Panels


7:00 am

Registration & Networking

8:00am - 12 pm

Opening Keynote & Seminars

12 pm - 1 pm

Closing Panel



Branding for Actors


Commercial Audition Techniques


Booking Off Self-Tapes 


Transformative Power of Acting Science


Booking the Co-Star Role

Designed for You: The Professional Actor

If you’re an professional actors and want to take your acting skills to the next level, you’re in the right place.

🛑 We know you’re feeling pressure to stand out in a competitive entertainment industry. This is the event where you gain more acting confidence, accelerate your career, and discover how to crush your acting goals:

🎬  Imagine keeping up with important industry trends and knowing exactly how to successfully utilize the latest acting and audition techniques.

🎬  Imagine having all the insight and acting training you need to support your career planning and strategy. 

🎬  Imagine forming relationships with people who become your tribe—your always-available, go-to group of peers who you can collaborate with and grow your careers together. 

🎬  Imagine having complete confidence with every audition.

This is why we exist: We help actors like you get all the information you need in one place, personally connect with the top experts (acting coaches, talent agents, and casting directors) in the field, form lifetime relationships that’ll help you year-round, and gain the confidence you need to succeed in the industry.

Venue & Resort Info

Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Scottsdale

4415 E Paradise Village Pkwy S, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Attendees receive a special room rate of $151.00
Venue & Resort