European Jazz Conference

Registration is now open for the 5th European Jazz Conference in Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal, 13 - 16 September 2018.

The Conference will be co-organised by Europe Jazz Network, Associação Sons da Lusofonia and Centro Cultural de Belém, with the support of the Municipality of Lisbon, the Lisbon Tourism Association and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

The theme of the European Jazz Conference 2018 (13-16 Sept in Lisbon) will be "ON THE EDGE", an invitation to discuss the concepts of edges, peripheries and edginess (both figuratively and literally). The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 will be the perfect occasion to talk about the idea that Europe (generally) is becoming more homogenous as technology links us and casts us, stripping away some cultural identity in the process, but shaping new identities as outputs, juxtaposed with the fact that many peripheral countries and cities are not yet as homogenised as "the middle" and consequently have something interesting to say, in music and in culture.

The registration fee includes access to the whole conference programme, showcase festival, Opening Gala Concert, cultural tours on Sunday 16 September and lunch/dinners during the days of the conference. Registration is free for all EJN members (, and they should register trough a different internal form circulated to the membership.
Early Bird registration fee: 120€ (until 31st May 2018)
Full registration fee: 150€ (after this date) 
Download here the booklet (pdf) with the programme and info of the EJC2018, or access it through issuu at:

The European Jazz Conference is a leading annual gathering of professionals from the jazz sector in Europe, in particular of promoters, cultural managers, agents and national/regional support organisations. What has been the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network, from 2014 has been expanded and is now open as well to other professionals under the name of European Jazz Conference.

The European Jazz Conference is composed of inspiring keynote speeches, high-level discussion groups and workshops, networking sessions for professionals of the creative music sector, cultural visits and in the evenings a showcase festival of the best new artists from the host country, this year Portugal.

The European Jazz Conference is a unique event, the only one of its kind in Europe, centered on building long-lasting 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 2017 that took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, here:


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