APA Events

Throughout the course of the year, APA offers members-only events (online and in-person) to connect and educate members. Times shown are ET unless otherwise noted.

September 2021 Online Speed Dating

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Lottery-chosen APA member narrators will present themselves and their skills to audiobook producers online via Zoom. Prospective Speed Daters will register to be chosen via lottery and clip review. You must not have participated in speed dating for the past 2 years to be eligible. Voice Talent entry is now closed; Producers wishing to attend should email Janet at HQ.

Webcast Live: Who Do They Think You Are – Part Three: Pickups, Punches & Post

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On the next Webcast Live, we’ll have part three of our series, “Who Do They Think You Are” – all about post-production and what editors/producers are expecting/hoping/desperately wishing narrators would do to make their lives easier, thereby making them appreciate you and - let’s cross our fingers - hire you more.

Joining the show is returning guest Amanda Currier, Production Manager for Tantor Audio, and Jonathan Yen, who does post-production work on projects for several major publishers. We’ll ask them all your burning questions, and we know the one you most want to ask: “Are they not hiring me because I had too many pickups?” From sound quality to delivery to all those nitty gritty details you might forget for different producers, we’ll get all the info from the pros who know.

We’ll have giveaways for live audience members, so make sure to join us LIVE!

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APA Webinar: Where in the World Is Audio Growing (sponsored by LMBPN Publishing)

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Join us for the continuation of the discussion begin at APAC 2021 about the international audiobook market. In this session we will hear about the audio market in the following territories:

  • The Nordics, Europe, Asia, and MENA - presented by the Editor and Publisher of The New Publishing Standard newsletter, Mark Williams and Giacomo D’Angelo
  • The UK market - presented by Steve Bohme, UK Research Director, Nielsen Book Research

The presenters will focus on the drivers of growth in each of these markets, with an opportunity for a Q&A after each session. We look forward to you joining us!

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The Professional Ear

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Watch and listen to narrators from Rookie to Veteran elevating a script as they are directed by top industry producer/directors. Learn studio etiquette and how to make those adjustments under the pressure of working away from the comfort of your home studio with a director listening to your every word. Each performance will be followed by a discussion of what works, what doesn’t, and, well, it’s all a matter of opinion anyway...isn’t it?

NOTE: To attend/watch, click Register below. To apply to participate, learn more here.

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APA Webinar: How to Manage and Maintain Your Audio Metadata

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Can your system support key business processes for handling audio content in such a way that all details are taken care of, down to handling metadata? In this webinar, we're going to describe how Klopotek's Cloud solution facilitates entering and editing your audio and other metadata at a highly customizable level by selecting from various scenarios: you decide which attributes and data should be included in your workflow at which point in time. Publishing processes made easy!

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Narration Tech Basics - Webinar - Equipment (sponsored by Pozotron)

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Details to come.

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L.A. Fall Social (sponsored by The Audio Flow)

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Join us for 2 hours of IN-PERSON networking and fun with fellow APA members in Los Angeles. The cost is $20/person. Snacks are included and beverages may be purchased onsite. We are monitoring local and venue COVID safety protocols – proof of vaccination will be required, so come prepared and bring a mask.


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NYC Fall Social (sponsored by Eljin)

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Join us for 2 hours of IN-PERSON networking and fun with fellow APA members in NYC. The cost is $20/person. Snacks are included and beverages may be purchased onsite. NOTE: Proof of vaccination is now required to enter indoor venues in NYC, so come prepared and bring a mask.

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APA Speed Dating - for Bilingual Narrators (Spanish)

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APA member narrators will present themselves and their skills to audiobook producers online via Zoom. Prospective Speed Daters must be proficient in Spanish (can perform an entire audiobook), and will register to be chosen via lottery and Spanish-language clip review. Our usual rule excluding those who have had Speed Dating in the last 2 years is suspended for this session only. Deadline for Voice Talent entry: September 24.

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Narration Tech Basics - Webinar - Software (sponsored by Pozotron)

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Details to come.

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APA Webinar: The Future of Audiobooks: Educated Predictions

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Let’s examine where professionals from different areas of the audiobook industry see us being in the next 3-5 years. We will dive into the areas of production, consumer sales, independent authors, and reviewers with John Marshall Media, Chirp, Authors Republic, and NetGalley. A panel of experts tells what they see coming next and what we should consider as the audiobook industry makes its way forward. They will prognosticate and take your questions.

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APA Members Pumpkin Pie Social

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Join us for a pre-Thanksgiving meet-and-greet - take a break from your busy schedule to relax with your APA friends and colleagues.

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Narration Tech Basics - Webinar - Open Q&A (sponsored by Pozotron)

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Details to come.

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December 2021 Online Speed Dating

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Lottery-chosen APA member narrators will present themselves and their skills to audiobook producers online via Zoom. Prospective Speed Daters will register to be chosen via lottery and clip review. You must not have participated in speed dating for the past 2 years to be eligible. Deadline for Voice Talent entry: November 7.

Register

The Professional Ear

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Watch and listen to narrators from Rookie to Veteran elevating a script as they are directed by top industry producer/directors. Learn studio etiquette and how to make those adjustments under the pressure of working away from the comfort of your home studio with a director listening to your every word. Each performance will be followed by a discussion of what works, what doesn’t, and, well, it’s all a matter of opinion anyway...isn’t it?

NOTE: To attend/watch, click Register below. To apply to participate, learn more here.

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APA Members Holiday Social

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APA Colleagues Unite for a final 2021 Social - take a break from the holiday hubbub with us!

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pre-APAC Social

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Details still to come, but Save the Date!

NOTE: Proof of vaccination is now required to enter indoor venues in NYC, so come prepared and bring a mask.

APAC 2022

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Hotel rooms will be available through the APA this year - location and booking details coming soon!

NOTE: Proof of vaccination is now required to enter indoor venues in NYC, so come prepared and bring a mask.

2022 Audies Gala

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We look forward to celebrating in person. Details to come soon!

NOTE: Proof of vaccination is now required to enter indoor venues in NYC, so come prepared and bring a mask.