NOLA MusicTech

October 6, 2021

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.
1205 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116


We are happy to answer all your Speaker, Sponsor, Press and other inquiries. Check out info and links below!


With decades of collective experience in the event, tech and music industries, we are here to serve!

Contact & Forms

Direct Email

Speaker Requests

Sponsorship Inquiries

Press Pass Application

Event Support Teams

General Contact Form

Production Team


Melissa O’Brien | Executive Producer

During her 20+ years at South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals,  Melissa O’Brien did everything from managing a crew of 30 volunteers to managing over 900 speakers a year, ultimately serving as the head of the SXSW Music Conference from 2012 to 2017. Her vast knowledge of multiple music genres and music history allowed her to book a wide range of programming with numerous artists and music industry professionals. Melissa now lives in the New Orleans area with her family, and is an Executive Producer at Five 24 Productions. Follow her on Instagram, where she posts way too many sunset and alligator photos: @melissaliz

Christine Auten

Christine Auten | Producer

After nearly 20 years in film and commercial production, including over 10 years directing, writing and voicing English language ADR for foreign entertainment releases, Christine went on to serve as a producer of the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin and SXSW V2V in Las Vegas for another 10 years. That’s a lot of years! In 2020 Christine and her husband Andrew formed The United Projects Alliance, LLC to oversee their various art and media ventures, which includes their Story and Picture project documenting their life as full-time RVers traveling around the United States. 

Brian Zisk

Brian Zisk | Co-Founder / Producer

Brian Zisk is a serial entrepreneur specializing in digital media, web broadcasting and distribution technologies. He created and Executive Produces the SF MusicTech Summit and the Future of Money & Technology Summit. He is a co-founder of the SF MusicTech Fund. Brian is a Co-Founder and Board Member Emeritus of the Future of Music Coalition and a Strategic Advisor for a wide variety of tech companies and non-profits. Brian was previously a founder of The Green Witch Internet Radio which was sold to CMGI (NASDAQ: CMGI) at the turn of the millennium. He is active in many influential computer-mediated forums, is quoted and published extensively in the media, frequently appears on panels and at industry events domestically and abroad, and is an expert at frenzy whipping, brand awareness, and in creating new business models. Follow Brian on Twitter: @zisk

Advisory Board


It Takes a Village | Many Dedicated Professionals

We are always looking for engaging professionals and industry experts to join our NOLA MusicTech team. If you are interested in joining us on this adventure drop us a note via the link below!



NOLA MusicTech

October 6, 2021

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.

1205 N. Rampart Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70116