We hope you’re ready. This year’s 2018 That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo is shaping up to be the best  ever. Three union jobs are up for grabs, Speed Dating is back with a vengeance, and this year’s theme is GETTING WORK.  More details will follow, but for a taste of the inspired, transformational, career-making seminars you’ll only find here, see last year’s schedule below.

That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo
2017 Schedule

9:00 AM   Registration

Get yourselves checked in, say hello to our exhibitors, say hello to friends, hit the auditorium and fasten your seat belts for VoiceScapes.

10:00 AM Welcome

The voice is moved by what moves you. An opening inspiration with Dr. Artie Egendorf, Phd.

Artie is a Harvard grad, Vietnam vet, ex-spy, turned psychologist, award winning author, turned energy healer, and after 40+ years doing & guiding others in body-mind-spirit disciplines, he’s channeling a new ways for people of all disciplines, including voice acting, to draw upon abundance in all ways.

10:05 AM

Performance Palooza
By VoiceScapes Audio Theater & Hear Now Festival

11:00 AM

There’s Money In Your Radio II
Hosted by Joe Cipriano, Author and Voice Actor

11:50 AM
What Producers Want
Hosted by Rudy Gaskins, CEO & Chairman, SOVAS™


12:40 PM
Intermission: 20 minute

1:10 PM
Microphone Mastery For Voice Actors
Presented by Christopher Currier
Manager, Trade Marketing Americas | Pro Audio Solutions
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation

Is the crafts person only as good as his or her tools? For the voice actor, those tools include a myriad of analogue and digital devices, computer software, hardware, apps, and acoustics. These tools come in more variations than any one person can count and their ideal application is equally varied. Of course, the absolute ruler over all of these essential tools is the almighty microphone. And no one is more intimately familiar, than expert Sennheiser equipment specialist, accomplished voice actor, singer and musician, than the incomparable Christopher Currier. Christopher teaches and tantalizes as he demonstrates the magic of the microphone, and invites brave audience members on stage, as his willing guinea pigs, for some revealing experiments.

2:00 PM
SOVAS™ Presents
Backstage Vanguard Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Arts and Humanities
2017 Recipient: Nancy Cartwright

Best known as the spiky-headed underachiever Bart Simpson, Emmy Award-winning voice actor Nancy Cartwright is also the unique voice behind Simpsons’ characters Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, and Rod Flanders. In addition to her work on “The Simpsons”, Nancy has continually expanded her acting arena, taking on the voice of Chuckie in Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” and Rufus the Naked Mole Rat in Disney’s new hit show “Kim Possible” – all in keeping with her history of playing popular characters on such animated series as “Richie Rich”; “Animaniacs”; “Pinky and The Brain”; “The Critic”; “God, The Devil and Bob”; “Mike, Lu & Og”; as well as Chuck Jones’ final work, “Timberwolf”.

In selecting recipients for this unique honor, SOVAS™ and Backstage Magazine look first within the community of people who contribute to the world of voice acting.  Voice acting alone is not the key. The selection is inspired by exploring the range of ways an individual’s work and life define an archetypal standard that inspires others to be their best selves. We honor Nancy’s storied career as an actor, voice actor, writer, feature film producer and philanthropist. We celebrate her willingness to stand at the vanguard of what is possible for future generations. We acknowledge an artistic and humanitarian influence appreciated around the world.


3 PM – 6 PM         Exhibitors Reception (Fully Catered)

Lunch and beverages will be served. Our sponsors will be out to play. They’ll bring you up to date on the latest in audio technology, web design, voiceover training, news and more. Most of all, this is an opportunity to get your networking on, enjoy friends and meet new ones, and to share your knowledge and learn from others. Inspire and be inspired.

4:00 PM         Speed Dating With Your Demo Reel

Roy “Uncle Roy” Yokelson hosts one of the preeminent events in all of voiceover. This is not to be missed. Ticket holders by interview only.

An exclusive one-on-one networking venue for a select number of talented voice actors, who will meet in 6-minute sessions with some of the top movers and shakers in the industry. This exclusive event admits 25 attendees who have been pre-approved via phone interview. This is a fast-paced rocket ride to talent self-awareness, marketing execution and networking skills. Talent will meet the moguls who can make a difference in their careers.  Anything can happen and it probably will. This event is for ticket holders only. Send your demo reel and request to info@sovas.org and put SPEED DATING in the subject line.  Sponsored by Sennheiser.

4:00 PM       Audition Spotlight™ For New York’s Own PIX11- Round 2

Just before what could possibly be the biggest voiceover moment in their lives, 30 finalists will step up to the mic for round two of the Audition Spotlight™, where they’ll compete for a paid voiceover booking. The winner will voice a TV Promo Campaign, be awarded a talent contract with a Vanessa Gilbert of Solid Talent Agency, and take home gifts that include a brand new MK8 Studio Microphone from Sennheiser.

4:00 PM         VO Coaches Corner

For the first time ever, That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo brings you the Coaches Corner, where top voiceover coaches, from across the country, pay it forward by giving it away.  Pick their brains, drain their knowledge banks, and pump them for insight and career guidance. You have a question? They’ve got answers. Looking for the right coach to help you in your career? This is your chance to probe for the right chemistry.

6:10 PM         Get Your Brand On.

From the hit news magazine Inside Edition, Emmy nominated LES TRENT, hosts a powerhouse panel of industry pros, and uncovers the wins and defeats of building a brand.

 7:00 PM           Million Dollar Voices

Author, performer and SOVAS™ co-founder, Joan Baker, brings color, magic and opulence to the inspiring career journeys of some of our most revered voice actors. As in any pursuit, the voice actor’s journey is full of both challenges and successes. And, no two journeys are alike. The key to longevity would appear to be in how we navigate the challenges and appreciate the successes. Through the sharing of candid anecdotes and insights, from this very special cast, we hope to touch, move and inspire.

 8:00 PM 

Society of Voice Arts and Sciences
J. Michael Collins
Academic Scholarship Announcement

tvo_key_artSee who wins the coveted  SOVAS™ J. Michael Collins Academic Scholarship. The growing submissions have already surpassed the submissions in 2016, with 6 weeks still to go. The entrants are all ticket holders who will be sitting in the audience awaiting the verdict of the SOVAS™ Board of Directors. One unsuspecting attendee will hear his or her name called. The winner will have demonstrates a compelling determination to achieve their dream of succeeding  in voice acting, in the face of life’s hardships and sometimes insurmountable odds. On this night, he or she will know that their dream is still alive.

8:15 PM     Audition Spotlight™ Finals

Joan Baker and Les Trent Hosting.

Rachel Logan, wins it all at the first ever Audition Spotlight, The Times Center, NYC 2010

Under bright lights, before an audience of 500 people, with industry agents and producers judging and scrutinizing every nuance of every performance, 6 talented finalist will square off for the Audition Spotlight™ Grand Prize. One one of them will bask in the spotlight of victory. The 4-part grand prize is a paid promo booking with New York’s PIX11, a talent contract with SOLID Talent Agency, a brand new MKH 8 Studio Microphone from Sennheiser, and VIP tickets to the 2018 Voice Arts® Awards.  This is where everything voiceover comes together. REAL. LIVE. AMAZING.

9:15 PM     Voice of Gods and Goddesses Reception

What a day! I mean, really? Your questions have been answered, you’ve learned things you didn’t expect, met some of the best people in the business,  cultivated new relationships, made new friends, and now your cup runneth over with new inspiration. You’re an insider. Now, it’s time to celebrate it all over  decadent desserts and refreshing cocktails. Unwind a little and let networking take its course.  We’ll see ya tomorrow on the red carpet at the Voice Arts® Awards.

10:15 PM     Goodnight.


Voice Arts® Awards Gala
Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, NYC
Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Arrivals 5pm /Showtime 6:30pm