2017 Emerge :: Emcee Auditions

Got energy? Check. Great with a mic? Check. Like to entertain? Check. Love Sacramento? Check, check!

If the above describes your resume, then we want you! Metro EDGE is holding emcee auditions for our 2017 Emerge Summit. No experience required! Yep, you read it right. We are giving you the opportunity to pump up the crowd, entertain some of the best and brightest Sacramento young professionals, and set the tone for the entire day. #dareto

Specifically, this is what we’re looking for:

  • Energy, energy, energy! Seriously, we want someone who is going to bring it and keep it.
  • Is this on? We want someone who is well spoken and is comfortable with improv. Although we’ll provide a script for the whole day, things don’t always go as planned so you’ve got to be good at reacting...and not making it awkward. You know what we’re talking about.
  • LOL. We’re going to expect you to bring your own sense of humor to the day so plan to have a few knock-knock jokes in your back pocket.
  • #loveyourcity. Sacramento love required. Anyone can jump up on stage and talk, right?  But we want to feel your passion for our city.

We will be holding auditions on Thursday, January 5 at 5:30pm (make sure you submit your name first). Come prepared to show off your style and skills for a maximum of 5 minutes on stage. Your audition should include:

  • Personalized introduction of who you are, why you love Sacramento, and what you hope to bring to the Emerge Summit
  • Your version of a welcome to the 2017 Emerge Summit
  • A sample introduction of our chair, Rachel Zillner
  • And anything else you want to show off including but not limited to Ellen Degeneres dance moves, Mariah Carey karaoke skills, and/or SNL impersonations.

The 2017 Emerge Summit Committee will notify all participants of our selection no later than January 15. The named emcee will receive two free tickets to the Emerge Summit (including lunch) for themselves and a friend, as well as some coaching from past Emerge Emcees, and more!

In the spirit of our 2017 theme, #dareto be our emcee. Please submit your name, along with phone, email, and headshot, to Megan Blackwell at meganAblackwell@gmail.com with the subject line "Emcee Audition: Your Name" no later than December 31, 2016. We will confirm your audition slot by Tuesday, January 4.

Questions? Contact Megan Blackwell at meganAblackwell@gmail.com.