European Jazz Conference

REGISTRATIONS are now OPEN for the 10th European Jazz Conference, that will take place in Ghent, Belgium, between 12 and 15 September 2024. It is co-organised by EJN, JazzLab, VI.BE and Ha Concerts. The title of the 2024 conference is 'Tomorrow comes Today' and the main theme will be youth.

You can register through the Eventbrite platform at this link. Everyone can register to the European Jazz Conference, even if they are not an EJN member. The standard registration fee is of EUR 260 and gives access to all conference and concerts programme, cultural visits and lunches and dinners on Friday and Saturday. EJN members have received a personal email with their unique PROMO CODE that gives access to two free registrations to the Conference and to the "30 under 30" promotion. In case you are an EJN member and didn't receive this email please contact the EJN staff.

You can find the Conference programme and concerts outline at this link. Here you find a description of the theme 2024, and here the presentation of the hosts of this year. For more info about the bands you can check the Belgium Booms website. You can check out here a map of the main Conference locations. Here you can download a file with some practical information on how to reach Ghent.

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 any music professional 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 a showcase festival of the best artists from the host country.

The European Jazz Conference is a unique event, the only one of its kind in Europe, centred 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.

The European Jazz Conference 2024 is a collaboration between VI.BE, JazzLab, Ha Concerts and Europe Jazz Network. With the support of Creative Europe, Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Stad Gent, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Lotto, Sabam for Culture, PlayRight, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques, Museact, Belgium Booms, VIERNULVIER Gent, DEMOCRAZY, Gent Jazz & Omer.

Previous editions of the European Jazz Conference took place in Marseille, France (2023), Sofia, Bulgaria (2022), Tallinn, Estonia (2021), Novara, Italy (2019), Lisbon, Portugal (2018), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2017), Wroclaw, Poland (2016); Budapest, Hungary (2015) and Helsinki, Finland (2014).