January 30 – February 1, 2018
Conference: January 30 – February 1
Exhibits: January 31 – February 1
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center • New Orleans, LA

Official Publication:

Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2018™

Enter your HOT Performance, Idea, or Product to be considered for  Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2018

Excitement is building for 17th Annual edition of Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2018 to be revealed on Thursday, February 1 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This incredibly popular showcasing event will feature Michael Cerbelli, CEO and President of Cerbelli Creative, highlighting the newest and most unique entertainment, ideas and products—on stage during one of the most anticipated TSE showcasing events!

You MUST submit your entry to be considered for the 17th Annual Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2018.

Please review the entry requirements and criteria listed below: 

What ideas are eligible? 
Any brand new act, performance, product or event idea—or an undiscovered talent, a unique new spin on a classic…your submission is eligible for consideration. 

Can I submit if I was on The Hot List in prior year(s)? 
Yes! We welcome all new and hot ideas for consideration.*

What if I’m chosen for the Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2018? 
If you are selected, please be prepared to incur the costs associated with showcasing your talent, product, idea.

Is the entertainment act required to perform live to make the list?
Yes. Each entertainment act is required to perform live at The Special Event on Thursday, Feb 1, 2018. 

Are product ideas required to be present at Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List™: 2018?
No. If your product is featured on Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™,  you do not need to present. However, it will be very beneficial for the success of your product to meet with event professionals to discuss your product.

What do I need to submit?
Each act/product should submit a detailed description, Hi-Rez photos, Hi-Rez video, and any other relevent information for consideration. 

Do I need pay for travel to Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List™: 2018?
Yes. Each act is financially responsible for any travel, hotel, transportation cost that is accrued for Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List™: 2018.

Do I need to provide my own backline?
Yes. Each act is responsible for arranging and providing for backline or any addition gear, including staging, lighting, audio, lighting equipment.

Entry Fee: $250 per entry*

*If you have appeared on The Hot List in any of the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017) AND you do not purchase a 10x10 exhibit booth at The Special Event Show 2018, you will be charged a $1,000 repeat performer fee in order to confirm your Hot List 2018 participation. (If you are a 2018 exhibitor, this $1,000 fee is waived.)

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