Inspirational Speaker Announced For ASCDC Annual Seminar – Eliza Jane Schneider

Join ASCDC January 31 – February 1, 2019 at J.W. Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles for our Annual Seminar.

Our inspirational speaker this year is ELIZA JANE SCHNEIDER.

“It’s not what you say but how you say it!”

Eliza Jane Schneider is a dialect expert, actor and voice coach for the stars. She is known as the “Woman of a 1,000 Voices” and has been the voice for most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s South Park.

Ms. Schneider will address often overlooked nuances in communication, what we can determine from them, and how to use our voices to our advantage.

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Eliza Jane Schneider, will be starring as Oprah Winfrey, Tori Spelling, Beyonce, Giselle Bundchen, Michelle Obama, a Cyborg Brittany Spears, and a Ugandan adoption agent who won’t give Angelina Jolie a baby (among others), on the hilarious new animated sketch show, “POPZILLA!”

Eliza Jane Schneider has taught and recorded dialects all over England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, both Islands of New Zealand, all 50 United States, South Africa, the West Indies, Russia, Israel, and France, to name a few. For five years, she voiced 8 Series Regular characters (Wendy, Shelly, Principal Victoria, Mrs. Marsh, Mrs. Cartman, Mrs. McCormick, Ms. Crabtree, The Mayor) and hundreds of additional voices for Comedy Central’s hit animated series “South Park.”

Her critically acclaimed one-woman, 34 character show, “Freedom of Speech,” won the “Best Solo Show” award at the New York International Fringe Festival, then ran Off-Broadway at P.S. 122, and was ultimately moved to the The Public Theater. The popular show continues to tour, selling out venues from CitiStage Symphony Hall in Massachusetts to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

Recently profiled for her dialect research and character acting on the International BRAVO! Network’s “Arts & Minds” program, alongside “Sting,” Eliza Jane Schneider has created multiple dialect characters for MTV’s animated series, “3 South”, NBC’s “King of the Hill,” Cartoon Network’s “Squirrel Boy,” the Mel Gibson film, “What Women Want,” and PIXAR’s smash feature, “Finding Nemo.”

On camera, Eliza Jane recurred on UPN’s “Girlfriends” as a white girl, surprisingly fluent in “Ebonics.” She also recurred as a Russian on NBC’s “Spy TV,” and is known in over 60 countries as series regular “Liza,” on CBS’ “Beakman’s World.”

Founder of the Eliza Doolittle Dialects school, Ms. Schneider has been coaching actors for dialect roles in film and television in Hollywood since 1992. She published her Distinctions in American Southern dialect collection in 1999, and is currently compiling the rest of her dialect research from around the world into instructional materials for actors.

Touted as Hollywood’s premiere professional dialect expert in both voice acting and coaching, she has taught Dialects and Accent Reduction at Brown University, Trinity Rep, The ONeill Theater Center, Word Bridge Playwright’s Workshop, The Famous Radio Ranch, The Learning Tree University, and Dolores Diehls Voice-Over Academy, and was the Master Dialects teacher at The American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA) in 2008, the Screen Actors Guild Conservatory at the American Film Institute in Hollywood in 2009.

Fascinated by sound all her life, at age 7, Eliza Jane was recognized as a violin virtuoso, studying the Suzuki ear-training method at the Eastman School of Music, where she also studied classical voice. By age twelve, she had gotten her Equity card playing an English role in “A Christmas Carol” and an American Southern role in “Inherit the Wind.” She has since performed in dozens of plays, including the title roles in Antigone and Agnes of God (for which, at age 17, she won Rochester, New York’s “Dionysus Award” for “Outstanding Performance”).

Schneider studied theater at Northwestern University and UCLA, where she graduated with a BFA from the World Arts and Cultures Department in Theater. She wrote her senior thesis on American regional dialects, and then participated in the Dialect 2000 conference at Queens University Belfast. Some of her recordings were used in the creation of the book resulting from that conference, Language Links: The Languages of Scotland and Ireland. She was then an invited guest at the joint meeting of the Northern English Dialect Societies in Yorkshire.

Eliza Jane Schneider continues to traverse the globe. She has recorded over 7000 interviews with native speakers of variant forms of English throughout the world, and is one of the top dialect coaches, voice actresses, and fiddle players in Hollywood. For info on Schneider’s playwrighting and music credits, visit www.elizajane.com.

Schneider is a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) sponsored playwright who has developed her plays with dramaturges at the prestigious O’Neill Theater Center in New London, Connecticut, and WordBridge (www.wordbridge.org).

In 2007, her play, “Sounds of Silence: A Documentary Puppet Musical Farce about the 2004 Election in Ohio,” was developed and performed at “WordBridge” playwright’s conference with a cast of 11 at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Her solo play, “USA 911” was critically acclaimed all the way from Madison Wisconsin to Kilkenny, Ireland, and won her inclusion in the California Arts Council’s Touring Artist’s Roster. Her first solo play, “Road Trip” won her a Drama-Logue Critic’s Award for Outstanding Performance.

In 2000, “Blue Girl,” her science fiction rock opera about the return of the goddess, won the LA Weekly’s “Best of LA” award, and in that same year, she also starred in “Blue Girl” at the Mogodor Opera House in Paris, France as part of the 2000 Millennial New Year’s celebration, with former cast members from the Cirque Du Soleil.

Alan Dershowitz Will Be Keynote Speaker At This Year’s Annual Seminar

Save the Date for the ASCDC 58th Annual Seminar January 31 – February 1, 2019 at the J.W. Marriott LA Live, Los Angeles.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is legendary Professor Alan M. Dershowitz who has been called the “winningest” criminal lawyer in modern history and has argued hundreds of appeals in courts throughout the nation. He has won the vast majority of his homicide cases and has never lost a client to the death penalty. He continues to consult actively on both transnational and domestic criminal and civil liberty cases. He continues to devote half of his practice to pro bono cases and causes.

Early bird registration information coming soon.

Announcing Our New Website!

We’re happy to announce the redesign of the ASCDC website!

Along with a new, clean, easy-to-navigate design, it’s now mobile-friendly — easy to log into wherever you are, with any device.

You can also add events to your calendar right from the event description on the new site. This will alleviate at least one step when you want to get that seminar or event on your calendar before you forget.

Take a minute to explore the new site by clicking HERE.

ASCDC Annual Seminar Starts Thursday – 6 Things You Need To Know:

1) Today is the last day to register at the regular rate

Prices go up $25/registration after today so be sure to get those last minute savings.  REGISTER NOW

2) Onsite registration will be available
3) Each session will be very valuable

From Social Media and Legal Ethics to People v. Sanchez and Its Impact on Litigation, Trials, and Appeals, there is much to learn at this year’s Seminar.

4) Earn MCLE credits
5) Network opportunities

So many opportunities to meet others — at the cocktail reception, vendor faire, lunch event, and many more.

6) Great featured speakers

Alison Levine will be our inspirational speaker and will also be selling and signing books after her talk.

Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro has an amazing story and you won’t want to miss his Keynote address at Friday’s lunch.

REGISTER HERE

ASCDC Annual Seminar Will Be The Hot Spot Next Week

Discover unparalleled luxury, style and convenience when you stay at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE for the ASCDC Annual Seminar.

You will find yourself surrounded by plush amenities, irresistible cuisine and unforgettable experiences just steps from your room.

The Hotel is located at 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015, near some of the most popular attractions. Explore the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Grammy Museum, Club Nokia, Griffith Park and so much more — sights that are not to be missed!

Catch an LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game at the Staples Center on Wednesday, February 8th at 7:30 pm.

To see all the attractions, check out L.A LIVE’s website.

Parking is available at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE with the ASCDC rate:

Daily Rates: $16 Valet Parking before 5 pm; $20 after 5 pm
Overnight Rates: $45 Valet Parking

For reservations, call 213.765.8600. Please indicate you are attending the Southern California Defense Counsel’s 57th Annual Seminar to receive our special room rate of $299 (king or double).

Please visit the hotel website for further details.

Look What Companies Are Registered For ASCDC Annual Seminar

This is your chance to mingle with some corporate and insurance company representatives from all over Southern California.

Here are just some of the companies who have already registered:

Automobile Club of Southern California
Geico
CAP/MPT
The Doctor’s Company
Sedgwick, LLP
CIG
Davita Health Care Partners
Dignity Health
Memorial CARE Health System
Lawyers Mutual
CAMICO Mutual Insurance Co.
Los Angeles County MTA
OMS National Insurance Co.
Opthalmic Mutual Insurance Co.
Torrance Memorial Hospital
Antelope Valley Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital

ASCDC Annual Seminar Hotel Reservations Deadline is Wednesday, January 17th

Accommodations at J.W. Marriott LA Live

This year’s ASCDC 57th Annual Seminar will be held at J.W. Marriott LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Guest room reservations must be made by January 17, 2018.

Call the hotel directly at 888.832.9136 for the discounted ASCDC room rate of $299/night.

Alison Levine Book Sale and Signing

Join us Friday morning, February 9th to hear Inspirational Speaker, Alison Levine.

She is the author of the New York Times best-seller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments.

She will be selling and signing books at the Seminar after her speech.

You also won’t want to miss Keynote Speaker, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro
Click on image to watch video

Winner of this year’s Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 25th Annual ESPY Awards, Sgt. Del Toro will be sharing his incredible story at the luncheon on Friday, February 9th.

REGISTER HERE FOR ANNUAL SEMINAR

Last Chance For Early Bird Registration — Ends Friday, January 12th

Friday, January 12, 2018 is the last day to receive early bird discounts for this year’s ASCDC 57th Annual Seminar. The event is February 8-9, 2018 at JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles.

Early Bird Last Chance

Don’t know if your calendar is free but still want to receive the early-bird rate for the members in your firm? Your firm may purchase a number of registrations and provide us with the attendee names at a later date. Please indicate the number of registrations you are purchasing.

If you’d like to know more about the seminar, the entire program is now available HERE.

REGISTER HERE

J.W. Marriott LA Live

The event this year will be held at J.W. Marriott LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Guest room reservations must be made by January 17, 2018.

Call the hotel directly at 888.832.9136 for the discounted ASCDC room rate of $299/night.

ASCDC Annual Seminar Early Bird Registration Has Been Extended Until January 12th

Due to holiday schedules and the fact that you may not have been able to check out the schedule yet (click on image left or link below), we are extending the early-bird registration deadline to Friday, January 12, 2018
The the entire program is now available HERE.
Speakers

Keynote Speaker Sgt. Israel Del Toro
Winner of this year’s Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 25th Annual ESPY Awards, Sgt. Del Toro has an incredible story that will ignite your passion and perseverance in both your professional and personal life.  Watch Sgt. Del Toro’s speech from the 2017 ESPYs.

Inspirational Speaker, Alison Levine
She is the author of the New York Times best-seller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments. Her harrowing stories of climbing the highest peak on every continent to skiing across the Arctic Circle will certainly inspire.

J.W. Marriott LA Live

The event this year will be held at J.W. Marriott LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. Guest room reservations must be made by January 17, 2018. Call the hotel directly at 888.832.9136 for the discounted ASCDC room rate of $299/night.

Early Bird Last Chance

Don’t know if your calendar is free but still want to receive the early-bird rate for the members in your firm? Your firm may purchase a number of registrations and provide us with the attendee names at a later date. Please indicate the number of registrations you are purchasing:

REGISTER HERE

Register 10 People To Reserve A Table At The ASCDC Annual Seminar Friday Luncheon

Watch Sgt. Del Toro’s speech from the 2017 ESPYs

Get this off your “plate” before the end of the year!

Register 10 people to reserve your table at the Friday luncheon at the ASCDC Annual Seminar featuring Keynote Speaker, Sgt. Israel Del Toro.

Save $50! Reserve tables now and deduct $5 per person.

Early Bird registration for the Annual Seminar ends January 5, 2018!

Don’t know if your calendar is free but still want to receive the early-bird rate for the members in your firm? Your firm may purchase a number of registrations and provide us with the attendee names at a later date. Please indicate the number of registrations you are purchasing:

REGISTER NOW!