2020 International Conference RegisterNow! General Conference Schedule All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time Friday, October 2, 2020 Shabbat | 6:00 pm Mara Sapon-Shevin, Facilitator Welcome & Opening Program | 7:00 pm Featuring Bomani Armah, Stephen Wandu Bimo/I CAN South Sudan, and Alastair Moock Happy Hour & Newcomer’s Group | 7:15–8:30 pm Sponsored by KindieComm Meet new friends, enjoy long standing connections Saturday, October 3, 2020 Welcome | 1:00–1:15 pm Featuring Alphabet Rockers, Two of a Kind, and Sharon Katz (Peace Train) Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell Keynote | 1:15–2:15 pm Music in the Civil Rights Movement and the African American Community Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell Interactive Workshop | 2:30–4:00 pm Building a Vocal Community®: Singing in the African American Tradition Round Robin Part 1 | 7:00–9:00 pm Sunday, October 4, 2020 Songs for Social Justice Songswap | 1:00–2:00 pm Sally Rogers Songs to Celebrate Books, Reading & Libraries Songswap | 2:30–3:30 pm Steve Blunt & Monty Harper Environmental Songswap | 4:00–5:00 pm Amy Conley FYC Listening Party for Voting NARAS Members | 7:00–9:00 pm Paul Reisler, Facilitator Monday, October 5, 2020 FYC/Grammy Process Discussion | 1:00 pm Dana Cohenour and Jonathan Sprout, Facilitators Do-Re-Mi ABC: Music and Early Literacy Learning | 4:00–5:00 pm Liz Buchanan New England Region | 5:30 pm Stacey Peasley, Facilitator Be the Change: Interactive Panel on Racism and How We Can Be Better | 7:00–8:30 pm Wendy Morgan, with The Alphabet Rockers, Stephen Wandu Bimo/I CAN South Sudan, Darryl Boggs, Marsha Goodman-Wood, Saul Paul, and Devin Walker Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Sharing Music, Theater, Programs, Content, Tools, Resources, Practices, Strategies for Reaching, Teaching, Engaging Teens and Young Adults (Age 16-25) of all abilities | 1:00 pm Lisa Sniderman, Facilitator Music, Puppets and the Environment | 4:00–5:00 pm Richard McLaughlin Early Childhood: teachers (music or classroom) and youth librarians | 5:15–6:00 pm Carole Stephens, Facilitator Suffrage Songs: Music to March, Persuade and Rally | 7:00–8:00 pm Joyce Rouse Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Brainstorming: Sharing Ideas of How To Find Performance Opportunities During the Covidian Era | 12:30–2:00 pm Joanie Calem, Facilitator Music and the Brain | 4:00–5:00 pm Marsha Goodman-Wood Songs as Story | 7:00–8:00 pm Jackson Gillman Thursday, October 8, 2020 Great Lakes Region | 9:00-10:00 am Lisa Heintz & Joanie Calem, Facilitators Two Little Blackbirds: Early Childhood Finger-Plays & Hand Puppets | 4:00–5:00 pm Eric Maring White Anti-Racist Music-Makers | 5:15–6:45 pm Brian Caselli Jordan, Facilitator Accessible Music: Creating Songs for Children with Autism | 7:00–8:00 pm David Meyers Friday, October 9, 2020 Songwriting for Kids from 3-103 | 4:00–5:00 pm Paul Reisler NY Metro Region | 5:00 pm Nancy Hershatter, Facilitator Shabbat | 6:00 pm Mara Sapon-Shevin, Facilitator Rock Your Showcase | 7:00–8:00 pm Val Smalkin Saturday, October 10, 2020 Breakfast with the BOD (for Eastern Time Zones) | 9:00 am CMN Board of Directors Breakfast with the BOD (for Western Time Zones) | 9:00 am PT (12:00 pm ET) CMN Board of Directors Magic Penny Award Ceremony | 1:00–2:30 pm Honoring Fred Rogers with special guest David Newell “Mr. McFeely”, and presentation of Pass It On Scholar Award to Sagan Thacker There is Room for All of Us: Sensory Friendly Songs & Games | 3:00–4:00 pm Joanie Calem Open the Circle – Really Wide! Musical Games for Parallel Play | 4:30–5:30 pm Nancy Hershatter & Margaret Hooton Round Robin Part 2 | 7:00–9:00 pm Sunday, October 11, 2020 Putting it All Together: For Elementary & Middle School Music Teachers | 1:00–2:00 pm Kim Wallach Early Childhood 1-Minute Zingers! Songswap | 2:30–3:30 pm Kathy Reid-Naiman Closing Circle | 4:00–5:00 pm Featuring Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Lea Morris, Aaron Nigel Smith, Rodney Whittenberg, and others…and a look ahead to "Together Tomorrow", October 8-10, 2021 in Rosemont, IL.