European Jazz Conference

The 4th European Jazz Conference will take place between 21 and 24 September 2017 at the Cankarjev dom cultural/congress centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
 
The European Jazz Conference 2017 is co-organised by Europe Jazz Network (EJN) and Cankarjev dom, organiser of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, and is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, NLB Bank, the city of Ljubljana and by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
 
The theme chosen for the 2017 Conference is “What if…”. The huge challenges of contemporary societies cannot be ignored by cultural and music operators. We are living in a time when racism, xenophobia, fear of diversity and nationalisms are growing all around the world. The first victims of this are often migrants and refugees that flee from war and poverty but are met in our societies with skepticism and prejudices. Cultural agents such as music presenters, artists, journalists and academics can play a role to confront this: they have a public, a community they can reach out to, can research and experiment, be at the forefront of developing and spreading new ideas. Jazz and other creative music have always been standard-bearers for freedom, diversity and human rights. With the Conference of this year we would like to explore how we, as music professionals, can tackle these issues, and how music and creativity can help “looking into the unknown” (please check as well the full introduction to this year's theme by Francesco Martinelli: http://www.europejazz.net/press-release/what-if ).
 
what if… it's time to create a new vision for a new world? what if… we'd immerse ourselves in a utopian journey for new ideas, new questions, new debates and new coalitions? what if… we'd start right here and right now? 

What is the European Jazz Conference?
The European Jazz Conference is the most important annual meeting of professionals from the jazz sector in Europe, in particular of presenters, managers and national/regional organisations. What has been the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network, from 2014 is open as well to other professionals and became the European Jazz Conference.

The European Jazz Conference is composed of inspiring keynote speeches, high-level discussion groups and workshops, networking sessions for professionals, cultural visits and in the evenings a showcase programme of the best new artists from the host country, this year Slovenia.
  
The European Jazz Conference is a unique event, the only one of its kind in Europe, centered on building relationships, developing new projects and artistic collaborations, sharing expertise and getting up to date with the newest management and programming trends. Moreover, the Conference is about learning about music scenes and best practices from all around the world, including countries beyond Europe.

You can check the full report of the European Jazz Conference 2016 that took place in Wroclaw, Poland, here: /report/european-jazz-conference-general-assembly-report-2016​

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