Make sure to submit for Austin’s Meow Con 2013 by Wed. May 1, visit for details

***Important information for submissions for MEOW Con 2013 ***


Thursday, October 24, 2013, 08:00am

MEOW-Con-2013-300x250MEOW Con is an annual gathering of the tribes – an interactive forum designed to address the needs and challenges of women working in the music industry today. MEOW Con will bring together musicians, journalists, academics, students, bloggers, filmmakers and industry professionals in all musical genres for two days and three nights of education and networking opportunities, all under one roof in Austin, Texas – the live music capital of the world. 

There will be up to 100 music showcases, 50 panel discussions, film screenings, mentor sessions and workshops as well as product demos, the Image Alley Trade Show and much more.



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Location : Renaissance Austin Hotel – 9721 Arboretum Blvd. – Austin, TX 78759


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5 or more performers allows LAWIM to sponsor a showcase stage. Please be sure to indicate LAWIM on your app OR reply to this email or to let us know if you have already submitted or intend to by MIDNIGHT 5/1. THANK YOU!

May 1 is the final deadline for the opportunity for female musicians in all styles of music to apply for an official showcase at MEOW Con( – the inaugural international three-day music conference on the state of women in music.


Produced by Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women (aka MEOW), the conference will be held October 24-26, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. Up to 100 performance slots are available and artists in all genres of music are encouraged to apply. Selected artists will receive complimentary registration for the conference.

MEOW Con is the only conference of its kind. Not only will it feature panel discussions, workshops, performances, a trade show and networking opportunities, but it will also examine the cultural impact of how women in music are perceived through the lens of film, literature, blogs and traditional music journalism.

Keynote speaker for MEOW Con is legendary “rock chick” Suzi Quatro. Since beginning her career as a bass player 50 years ago, Quatro has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. She will also receive the prestigious Woman of Valor Award at a dinner in her honor on October 24th. Past Woman of Valor Award recipients areAnn and Nancy Wilson of Heart (2000), Patti Smith (2005) andFanny (2007).

The impressive list of confirmed MEOW Con speakers and performers includes Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), writerPatricia  Kennealy-Morrison, Linda Chorney, SF punk bandFrightwig, journalist Jeanne Fury, Leni Stern, filmmaker Beth Harrington, author Laina Dawes, producer Sally Browder, Daisy Rock Guitars founder Tish Ciravolo and Robin Lane.

Showcase applications can be delivered three ways: throughSonicbids,PayPal and through the mail. All entries MUST be postmarked or completed by midnight on May 1 to be considered. Applications can be found at

Winners will be selected by a team of industry experts.

“Our goal is to elevate the state of women in music in every way,” explains MEOW Director Carla DeSantis Black. “We want to ensure that women have opportunities to achieve success on their own terms, and that artists at every level of their career have a voice. MEOW Con is the place for everyone to strategize ways to end sexism in this industry.”

The cost to attend MEOW Con is $200 through June 30th. Women of Valor Dinner tickets are $125 and sold separately

To apply to perform or for more information, visit the official MEOW Con web site at