Speed Leads

For Presenters and Artist Managers


Wednesday, September 6

2:30pm - 3:30 pm 

What are Speed Leads?

Take one part blind date, one part pitch session, one part niche-marketing, and two parts of your passion and what do you get? Speed Leads, WAA’s professional mixer. Whether you are throwing or receiving the pitch, it’s productive fun for the whole crew! Artist/managers rotate one at a time through tables seated with presenters, spending two minutes at each table. Make new connections and discover new artists and programs you might not otherwise have the chance or time to find! Twenty-five artists/projects x two minutes = one productive hour.

Speed Leads Topics

New Works OR New to WAA

New works (works that have yet to be premiered or have premiered within the last 2 years) and New colleagues (members that are attending WAA for the first time) are the wellspring of the performing arts and this session is your source for fresh voices, compelling artists, refreshing repertory, and red-hot projects.

Family-Friendly Performance

Great works that speak to the child in all of us. Engage audiences of all ages with artists and shows that enrich lives, build community, and inspire creativity.

Affordable Excellence: Artists with Fees of $5,000 or Less

Year after year, this session proves the maxim: less might be more. The place to be for the auteur on a budget. Note: There will be TWO Affordable Excellence sessions this year

Need some tips?

Click here for more about preparing a solid Speed Leads pitch.