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  • What is the Southwest Actors Conference & Expo (#SWActorsConX)?
    The Southwest Actors Conference & Expo is the premier conference in the Southwest Region providing professional actors access to knowledge and training provided by top industry experts and practitioners. This experience will allow actors to make crucial connections and find new opportunities to grow their acting careers with the knowledge that can set them apart in a competitive industry. Conference attendees will have access to acting seminars taught by top coaches and casting directors, insights provided by top keynote speakers, an industry mixer, networking sessions, top expo vendors, and inspiration to grow their acting careers to new heights. The event hastag is: #SWActorsConX
  • Where does #SWActorsConX take place?
    The Southwest Actors Conference & Expo 2023 will be at the "Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Scottsdale" with is centrally located in the heart of the Southwest. The address for the venue is 4415 E Paradise Village Pkwy S, Phoenix, AZ 85032.
  • Who comes to #SWActorsConX?
    The conference brings together approximately 250 professional actors from all across the Southwest who are looking to grow their opportunities, learn from top teachers and follow their passion. Conference attendees must be 18+ years old. The conference welcomes attendees and speakers from across the Southwest, including: - California - Arizona - Utah - Nevada - New Mexico - Colorado - Texas Speakers include top casting directors, managers, teachers, and other industry practitioners from across the Southwest.
  • I am a new actor, is #SWActorsConX right for me?
    We welcome all actors 18+ years old who are interested in learning and growing their acting careers. We recommend actors have some experience since our speakers will be giving remarks on more advanced and in-depth acting concepts. Please note there will be no "intro to the industry" or similar classes. Attendees do not need to have an agent/manager, nor a long resume to attend the conference.
  • I’m an experienced actor, what can I expect to get from #SWActorsConX?
    The Southwest Actors Conference was designed with actors in mind! The #SWActorsConX speakers have been selected based on their ability to give actors the highest quality, most impactful, and actionable information. We expect our attendees to get actionable takeaways they can use to take their careers to the next level. We welcome all actors 18+ years old who are interested in learning and growing their acting careers. We recommend actors have some experience since our speakers will be giving remarks on more advanced and in-depth acting concepts. Please note there will be no "intro to the industry" or similar classes. Attendees do not need to have an agent/manager, nor a long resume to attend the conference. We designed this conference to bring together top speakers (e.g. casting directors, agents, managers, and more) from the Southwest to help our attendees maximize their acting careers in the Southwest. Attendees will have access to keynote speeches, seminars, and panels with these top speakers. We have also prioritized networking throughout the conference since we know that making connections is key to an actor's success. Attendees will have access to an industry mixer and networking sessions throughout the conference. We also understand that actors benefit from knowing the services and companies that can help them take their careers to the next level -- which is why we will have an Expo floor filled with vendors eager to help actors succeed.
  • If I can't make it to the Industry Mixer on September 29, can I still purchase a ticket for the conference on September 30 & Oct 1st?
    YES! The Industry Mixer on September 29th will be a great place to meet and network with other attendees and speakers, but is not required. If your schedule does not allow for your attendence at the Industry Mixer on September 29th we understand and look forward to seeing you at the conference on September 30th and Oct 1st! No discounted ticket will be provided if you are unable to attend any particular portion of the #SWActorsConX.
  • Can I be a volunteer or staff member?
    For #SWActorsConX 2023, volunteers and staff will be chosen on an invite-only basis. If you’ve volunteered for us in the past and would like to fill that role again, be sure and let us know.
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