Andre Floyd

Musician, Educator and Activist

Andre Floyd is a musician, educator, human rights activist. He grew up in Great Falls and is a graduate of CM Russell High School. He is an alumni of The U of M and served on ASUM Senate.

Andre has been a part of Montana’s music scene for 40 of the last 50 years. With 10 in Chicago learning his craft with players like Corky Siegel, Taj Mahal. Gil-Scott Heron, Edgar Winter, Suzanne Vega….. and so many others. Not to mention Chicago’s best new Talent choice of 1986 … with his funk band Voodoobutter.

After returning to Missoula in 1992, Andre along with Al Carrigan started Missoula’s Tapas Recording Studio and Record Label releasing and distributing the early albums of his band Andre Floyd with Mood Iguana (Lapis, Without Boundaries and Project 2012) Cory Heydon (A Million Different Places) and Chris Hiatt’s self titled debut. After 7 successful years at Tapas he decided to join forces with Kevin Head and Brad Martins ( of the Rhinoceros) as the talent buyer for Missoula’s Blue Heron Bar. In 2003 Andre left the Blue Heron to begin work on his 3rd CD Project 2012.

After a brief stint in the Flathead Valley teaching at Kalispell Montessori School and Summit Boarding School he returned and is again calling Missoula home. For the last 10 years Andre has been teaching guitar and working on his 4th CD at his home studio here in Missoula.

11:00 - 12.00 PM Panel

Day 2 - Saturday May 21st

Leadership Done Right. What's the Secret?

Are you ready to go beyond business theory? Join this panel discussion for a high-octane leadership discussion to get real-life, proven advice from some of Missoula's finest leaders who've done it right. From retail to restaurant, government to non-profit, these leaders are known for their commitment to excellence in business as well a community. Learn what it takes to make a difference!

4:00 - 5:00 PM Panel

Day 2 - Saturday May 21st

Wrap-up, Celebrate, Clarify

For the last hour of the day, all speakers, Presenters and Panelists for the day will come together for YOUR time to question, clarify and celebrate a day of learning and understanding to better enhance your learning experience.

6.00 - 10:00PM Networking

Day 1 - Friday May 20th

VIP Meet Up!

Access a sneak preview of Beast Your Biz! the evening before with this VIP event, We will have music, complimentary drinks and appetizers while you meet speakers, panelists and sponsors up close and personal. This is a fabulous way to make personal contacts with entrepreneurs to help guide you on your way to success!