Rynda Laurel Speaker Bio

2022– Break from Speaking


Indie Week November 2021
Panel: Holistic Health and Wellness for the Music Industry with Marni and Nicole Equilibrium.

Mondo NYC October
Be Present Everywhere w/Robert Singerman

Djooky Music Investment Summit – June 2021
Panel Turning Talents Into a Cash-Flow: Pathways to Success
With: Bryan Calhoun, Edgel Groves, Kimberly Knoller

Sync Summit June 2021
Be Present Everywhere w/Robert Singerman 

Indie Week April 2021
Panel:  Mental Health Everyday
Join outspoken advocates for mental health, Rynda Laurel, Jason Wrobel and X. ARI as they discuss daily habits that can help improve your wellbeing!

Digital LA – Bands, Brands and Causes, Events Go Digital (Speaker) February 2021


320 Fest Live Stream May 2020
Panel:  Nutrition and Mental Health (Co-Presenter)

UK’s Club Soda Mindful Drinking Fest Online
Panel: Drink Yourself Sober (Moderator)


SXSW 2019:
Panel: Mental Health Matters: Practical Guide for The Touring Musician (Curator, Moderator)


How You Do Health Podcast (Guest)
NYC VEG Fest: Mental Health Nutrition Panel (Curator Moderator)
Simple Self Care Podcast (Guest)
Liberate Hollywood Video Cast (Guest)
Uplifting Content Podcast/Video Cast (Guest)
CA VEGAN FEST: Mental Health Nutrition (Presentation Speaker)


The Unruffled Podcast (Guest)
A Sober Girls Guide Podcast (Guest)
Desert Lady Diaries Podcast (Guest)
Soulful MBA Podcast (Guest)
Light In A Spoon Podcast (Guest)
Elevate The Convo Entrepreneurs & Mental Health (Twitter Chat)
ODAAT Chat Podcast (Guest)
Sobriety Starts Here Videocast (Guest)
Z-Man Podcast (Guest)
Rock To Recovery Radio Podcast (Guest)


2016-2017: Break from Speaking



Silicon Beach Fest Panel: Hollywood meets Silicon Beach (Moderator)
With Avi Gandhi, William Morris Endeavor, Digital Agent
– Mandy Salzman, Techstars
– Kiel Berry, Machine Shop, VC for Linkin Park
– Mark Young, Fandango, VP Strategy and Business Development

Digital Entertainment World Panel: Geo/Time Fenced Marketing Beacon Tech (Moderator)
With Chad Issaq, EVP Business Development, Super Fly
Jason Ruebel, VP Operations & Strategy, LISNR
Maurice Slade, Roc Nation

SXSW 2015
CONVERGENCE: Russell Brand & Brian Solis (Curator/Booker)
MUSIC: Panel: Books Are The New Vinyl (Curator/Moderator)
With Chuck D, Danny Bland, Frank Turner and Lit Agent Marc Gerald



San Diego Music Thing – (Moderator/Speaker) 

SXSW V2V Las Vegas Creativity & Inspiration (Mentor Session)

Silicon Beach Fest Social Media Influencers Panel (Moderator)
With Marsha Collier, Jason Okuma, Calvin Lee, Mayhem Studios.

Panel: Live Shows & Social Media (panelist)
With Moderator: Steve Daly Chris Campbell (Global Spectrum/Budwiser Gardens) Ian Noble (City Parks Foundation) Lindsay Hyslop (Universal Music Canada) Nick Huper (ICS Festival Service GMBH) Pat Sandrin (Evenko)

Panel: Breaking and Marketing An Artist In a World of Social (Moderator)
Moderator: Rynda Laurel with  Antti Silventionen (Music Kickup) James Trauzzi (Last Gang Records) Julie Yannatta (Sandbag) Kavi Halemane (The Collective) Keith Hagan (SKH Music)

PANEL  Now and then. New tech and established artists
(Concept, Organization, Moderator)
Moderator: Rynda Laurel with Jeff Jampol (Jampol Artist Management) Nick Lippman (Lippman Entertainment) Jason Feinberg (Epitaph Records) James Blades (McGhee Entertainment)

Digital Entertainment World Shake It Up: Music Video Strategies for Promotion and Monetization
(Moderator) with Cathal Furey, Founder and CEO, FanFootage Alexis Giles, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development, MOX Kavi Halemane, EVP, Digital, The Collective J Scavo, SVP, Interactive Marketing, e-Commerce & Fan Services, Warner Bros. Records



Silicon Beach Fest Fall
Panel: Digital Tools for Actors, Artists, YouTubers, and Filmmakers. (Moderator)
Moderator: Rynda Laurel with Heidi Levitt/Actor Genie Jostein Svendsen/WeVideo Dan Levitt/Jammer.fm Penka Kouneva, Composer

Social Media Week Los Angeles Panel: The Social Fan (panelist)
Moderator: Lyndsey Parker, Yahoo! Music with Karen Civil, Beats by Dre, Kirsten Stubbs, Roc Nation Lindsay Gabler, The Grammys, Liz Teschler, Alloy Digital, Rynda Laurel,

Ladies Who Brunch: Cocktails & Networking with Ladies Who Brunch
co-hosted by social media experts
Kim Taylor and Rynda Laurel

San Diego Music Thing Panel: New Music Tech
Moderator: Rynda Laurel with Andy Pickens (Jampify) Benji Rogers (Pledge Music)Michael Schneider (Band Page)

Silicon Beach Summer:  Silicon Beach Music Panel
Moderator: Rynda Laurel with Carlos Adame of Universal Music Group Alex Gonzales of VEVOKarl Rogers of iRocke Sarah Wefald of Relentless Artist Management Amos Pizzey of Talenthouse.

Ladies Who Brunch Social Media in the Entertainment Industry
Moderator: Karen Allen
Speakers: Karyn Cooks (Flair Media) & Rynda Laurel

Talent House & TechZulu Hackathon Judge
With Chris DeWolfe, Ted Cohen, Ann Greenberg, Roman Scharf, Rynda Laurel

CMW 2013
Panel: Live Shows & Social Media (Panelist)
Panel: Engaging Fans with Effective Social Media  (Panelist)
With Rynda Laurel, Eric Alper (eOne Music Canada), Sari Deimar (Audioblood), Bruce Morrison (Ticketfly Canada)

SXSW 2013
Panel: Herding Cats: New Digital Management for Artists
Concept, Organization, Moderator Rynda Laurel with Mike Rosenthal OK Go / Paracadute, Brian Wilkins Pledge Music, Jessica Meehan Consultant, Jon Romero Vector Management

MIDEM 2013
MIDEM Academy: Marketing: Fan-to-Fan Marketing for Artists and Brands
Solo presentation FFaturing Case Studies with The Smashing Pumpkins and The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli.



Silicon Beach Fall
Panel: Tech A&R (Concept, Organizer, Moderator) with , Nick Lippman (Lippman Ent), Deborah Klein (Hands On Management), Andy Sternberg (Adler Integrated, Scott Perry (Sperry Media)

San Diego Music Thing
Panel: Rock Marketing: The Day Social Media Died (Panelist) With Corey Denis (Toolshed), Johnny Koch (Thrillcall), Hisham Dahud (Fame House, Hypebot.com), Nicole Polous (Sideways Media)

Website Demolition Derby with David Dufresne (BandZoogle) Nic Adler & Nathan Levinson (Adler Intergrated) & Rynda Laurel

Silicon Beach Fest Summer
Panel: Music Discovery and Social Media Panel (Moderator)
With  Andrew Mains (Topspin), Lindsy Gabler (The Grammy’s), Ricardo Diaz (TBWA), Thomas Ford (Soundrop)

SXSW  2012
Keynote: End of Music Business As Usual. Keynote with Brian Solis & Billy Corgan (Facilitator)
Music (Mentor)

Digital LA
Panel: Music Apps & Distribution Panel
Co-Moderator with Kevin Winston and Creighton Burke (Live Nation), Matt Thomas (Get Glue), Nicole Ciani (Mobile Roadie), Mahbod Moghadam (Rap Genius), Harold Lee (Music Prodigy), Damian Hagger (6 String Media)

MIDEM 2012
Mentoring Sessions



Music 4.5, London
Panel: The Social Live Music Industry, Where is the Money? (Panelist)
Moderator: Jon McIldowie, promotions director, Mama Group, organiser of The Great Escape with Laura Kidd, SheMakesWar, DIY artist Rynda Laurel, digital marketing, Smashing Pumpkins Jon Mansfield, MusicConnex and CEO, JM Music Limited, Gaynor O’Flynn, BeingHuman

CMJ 2011
Panel The Good Work: Adding Social Value -making an impact on the greater good, helping you help others while you’re working. (Moderator)
Rynda Laurel with Jay Harren- Founder, Downtime, Erica Leite,Youth Outreach Director, Keep A Breast Foundation, Jamie Tworkowski, Founder, To Write Love on Her Arms, Liz Heller, CEO, buzztone (Project 7), Alexander Collins, Artist Liaison/Tour coordinator, Invisible Children, Inc

Digital LA
Panel: Digital LA Green Goes Social
Co-Moderator w/ Kevin Winston with Amanda Weil (Eventful), Sarah Evarshed (Cloud Media), Larry Bond (Ecotopia), Jethro Rothe-Kushel (PGS Green), Laura Klein (Organic Athority), Monica Schnrock (Tree People)

SXSW 2011
Panel: Help! I Need Somebody, Musicians With a Cause
Concept, Organizer, Moderator with Jason Gordon Thomas (St Judes), Peter Grieser (One Foundation), Kathy Valentine (Artist), Patty Schemel (Artist), Brandon Deroche (Causecast)

Panel: What It Takes to Get and Promote Gigs (panelist)
Moderator: Lou Plaia

CMW 2011
Panel: Social Media–Revenue and Brand Loyalty in Cyberspace (Panelist)
Moderator: Corey Dennis with Fiona Bloom, Eric Alper, Jonathan Hull (Ning), Patrick Faucher (Nimbit)

Panel: New Media and Touring: Finding The Fan (Panelist)
With:  Jonas Woost, Anderson Bell (Fan Fueled) Dorrian Porter (Mozes) Howard Han (GigMaven) Mike Moore (Headliner FM) Rebecca Teal (Live Nation) Paul Josephsen (Eventful)

Digital LA
Panel: Digital Music: Making Music, Money & Marketing
Co-Moderator with Kevin Winston and Dan Levitt (Disney), SuzAnn Brantner (WME), Dr Hollywood, Brad Barrish (TopSpin), Allison Wright Clark, Brian Felson (CD Baby), Ayinda Alokaoys (Hitch Radio), Evan Lowenstein (Stage It), Owen Sloane (Attny)

MIDEM 2011
Solo Presentation: Keys To Startup Success (a/k/a How startups are like rock bands)
Mentoring Sessions


MaMA Music Paris
Solo Presentation: Social Media Tools for Artists

Social Media Week
Location-Based Marketing: To Check-in of Not to Check in? (co-organizer and moderator)

140 Characters Conference
Real-time web surprise guest of Ted Cohen.

Girls in Tech Paris
La Night Des Tech Women Paris (Co-organizer)

Digital LA
Digital LA Paris Cocktails (Co-organizer)

Digital LA 
Panel: Green Goes Digital Panel (Co-Moderator, Organizer, Sponsorship)

Girls In Tech, 2010
Panel: The Buzz PR & Marketing 3.0 (Moderator)
Moderator with Heather Meeker, Babette Papaj, Amanda Coolong, Christine Kirk

Twestival, Los Angeles
EVENT: LA Twestival at The Roxy
Co-organizer @LATWESTIVAL @TheRoxy will feature: Video turntablist/remixer Mike Relm (YouTube Live, WebbyAwards) performing live, Tweet Museum one-of-a-kind celebrity Twitterart, Polite in Public Digital Photo booth, 16 year-old DJ prodigy andmusic blogger Jake Simon, plus: a SURPRISE GUEST PERFORMANCE by a top touring alternative band! The event is Co-hosted by @ShiraLazar, Oprah Radio’s Derrick Ashong (@dashong) and will be broadcast online by Ustream.

Social Media Week 2010
Panel: The State Of Co-Working (Organizer/Curator) Via the magic of VOIP, we will host a video conference between Citizen Space in San Francisco, CA and La Cantine in Paris, France. We will have brief presentations from the leaders of La Cantine, Citizen Space, pariSoma and other CoWorking spaces followed by a group discussion amongst participants in both cities as we explore the state of CoWorking from a global and local perspective.

SXSW 2010
French by South West
USA Liaison We are French Entrepreneurs, Marketers, Managers, Sociologists, innovation trackers, Techies and Geeks.Our group includes Start-ups, Multinational Companies, EstablishedBrands and Associations. We love new technology and innovation, working together on projects and business partnerships, participating in ThinkTanks, CoWorking and Shared Experiences.

SXSW Music 2010
Panel: The Power Pie: Purpose, Passion, Performance and People
Moderator, Panel Curator with  Ariel Hyatt – Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR / Music Success in Nine Weeks, Deborah Crooks – Performing/recording Artist, Writer, Catalyst, Jody Gnant – Artist, social media innovator, marketing strategist