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Come Early, Stay After

The Chattanooga Area is filled with a stunning array of Attractions!

 

 

Optional Pre/Post
Conference
Amazing Stuff To Do!

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August 10 - 13, 2022
Chattanooga, TN
  Stay tuned as the Puzzle Pieces unfold
on a living breathing piece of Art: KIDabra 2022

 Times are Eastern US

Welcome to a special place! A place to be Inspired, Challenged, and Motivated. Welcome to KIDabra! 
At the Conference, you'll meet the New as well as Foundational Voices of KIDabra and The KIDshow World!
Different from most conventions, at KIDabra Conference our speakers are asked to bring a new, fresh,
original talk each time they appear, as we explore performance and creating great shows from every angle.

This approach helps make each of our KIDabra gatherings, a unique, handmade,

once in a lifetime "Happening" Just for You!        

 
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Wednesday August 10, 2022  Optional ShowSkills Workshops
Registration Opens 8:30 AM
Optional Pre-Conference Event
ShowSkills: The KIDabra How To Workshops
 
ShowSkills are a remarkable series of Workshops that harken back to the beloved KIDabra Breakouts. Designed for you to experience them all in depth, one at a time! Come be  inspired, motivated, and enlightened to the possibilities of our performing/show world.
 
Be sure and add this Optional Workshop Event to your Registration.
 
 
 
 
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10:30 AM

Chris Weed & Fernando Alavarez
Turbocharge Your OnLine Prescence
 
 
 
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10:30 AM

Gene Cordova
The Big Bang Theory
 
 
 

When Magic and Puppets Collide!  
 
Kids LOVE puppets – Kids LOVE magic.  When you combine the two you have a sure fire winner.  Gene will share great ideas and hilarious ways to perform magic using a puppet.  Gene was invited to teach at the ventriloquist convention in Tokyo, Japan and this workshop was the highlight of the week.  Imagine a magic trick combining different kinds of cereal (what kids doesn’t LOVE cereal?) and your puppet predicts the correct cereal EVERY time.  This is just one of the fun routines you’ll learn.  Come join the FUN! 

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Noon

Lunch Choices Available in the Conference Center and around the area.

1:30 PM

Christine Pynn & Ryan Mercy
Easy Social Media for Lazy Folks Like Us
 
 
 
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TBA

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Wednesday Evening, August 10:  KIDabra Conference Begins
Live, In-Person, and Virtual!

5:00 PM

Registration Opens

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7:00 PM

The Special Welcome Ceremony

and then

The Famous Kid Show Magic Auction Auctioneered by Gary Shelton!

Our legendary auction with tons of great buys! (You must be registered for the convention to participate as a buyer or a seller.)
Auction info and guidelines here.
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Thursday, August 11

9:00 AM  Welcome to KIDabra International Conference.

Registration Opens

Dealers Open

 

 

 

Your Host for the Day is TBA
 

 

9:30 AM

Barry Mitchell

Client Glue

 

 


Do you stick in the mind of your clients? The top performers are top of mind with clients. Being sticky is no accident. It’s a result of key ingredients found in Client Glue. Combine these ingredients with your unique personality and you’re on the path to successful stickiness.

Barry reveals the ingredients that have helped him get more consistent bookings in his market. Learn what makes librarians and teachers happy and how their happiness affects your success. All will be revealed when we open a can of Client Glue.

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10 30AM

TBA

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Noon

Walk to Lunch Choices in the Neighborhood

 

1:30 PM

Jef Eaton/Kandu Magic

 

 

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3:00 PM

Chef Bananas

The Live KIDshow

 

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5:30 PM

Dinner
Thursday Evening, August 12

7:00 PM

TBA

 

 

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9:00 PM

The Dealers Minute Show

followed by Visiting and Shopping in The Dealers Room!
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The Legendary​ Late Night Balloon Jam

 

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Friday, August 12

 



 

 

 

 

 

9:00 AM KIDabra International Conference Continues:

Registration Opens

Networking Time

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Your Host for the Day is

 

9:30 AM

TBA

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10:30 AM

Jim Kleefeld

You’ll Flip for This!

New Effects! New Variations! New Ideas! New Routines!

All designed to help you see KIDshow materials in a new light.
Jim will explore some history - some of this stuff goes way back, further than you think! He will show you commercial props you’ve never seen, custom-created props you never bought, and that no one has ever seen, and ways you can use those that no one ever imagined!

Well, Jim has imagined them, but then he has been using his imagination in the KIDshow Business for over 50 years.
That imagination comes to life at KIDabra and you’ll Flip for these great ideas!

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Noon
Walk to Lunch Choices in the Neighborhood

1:30 PM

Duane Laflin
Revealing KIDshow Magic Secrets
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3:30 pm

Cody Clark

 

 

 

Cody will touch your heart, and open your eyes and mind as he takes you into his world and shares  "A Different Way of Thinking"

He'll teach you how to make your show sensory friendly, how to use your performance for advocacy, and how sensory kids react to your show and why. You'll be empowered so that you can go empower your audiences!

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5:30 PM

Dinner

Friday Evening, August 12

TBA

 
 

 

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7:00 PM

10:30 PM

TBA
 
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Saturday, August 13

9:00 AM KIDabra International Conference

Continues:

Registration and Dealer's Opens

Networking Time


                                                                            
                                                                             Your Host for the Day is TBA
 

8:00 AM

Santa Morning Jam!

Calling all Santas, Mrs. Claus" and Elves

for a post breakfast visit.

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10:00am

KID Talks

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Noon

Walk to Lunch Choices in the Neighborhood

1:30pm

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

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3:00pm

David Kaye

From The Surprising to The Extraordinary:

How Magic Wands Came to Rule KIDshows!

 

 

 

 

 

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4:00 PM

KIDabra Dealers Open for Final Shoping
The Annual KIDabra Drawing  takes place in the dealers room this year! Don't Miss It!

 

 

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Dinner out and about, but hurry back for The Gala :)

HOT

​8:00 PM

The KIDabra Gala Show

 

Tickets available at the door for friends and family. You're Registration badge is your ticket.

Your MC for the Evening TBA

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