Sync Up Conference Celebrates 10th Year

Today is the kick off of the 10th annual Sync Up, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s entertainment industry conference during Jazz Fest.

Sync Up, held at the foundation’s headquarters on Rampart Street, brings together leaders in music, film, and digital media for speakers, screenings, panel sessions and networking events. The best part is it’s completely free to attend.

Forbes once wrote, “Sync Up’s reputation has continued to grow within the music industry, providing practical and valuable information to musicians with advice from music supervisors from hit TV shows to legendary musicians.”

One recommended film screening is HOGWASH, which will premiere at the conference on May 3 and then be shown once more in the Big Easy before moving on to screenings in Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Created by Zack Godshall and Ross Brupbacher, it was filmed with an all local cast and crew from Louisiana.

In addition to the Sync Up Film Cinema track there is also Sync Up Music that includes sessions on local artists, a focus on entrepreneur O.G. Blake Owens, a keynote interview with Derek Vincent Smith from Pretty Lights, and more.

Sync Up runs through May 6. For live streaming video footage and additional information, visit