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Dear professionals, musicians and friends of JazzNL,

We invite our network to join us in the online conference on 20 and 21st of November 2020. The conference itself will discuss how collaboration, sharing ideas and best practices and helping each other can be of benefit to all of us.

The conference will take place the Friday 20th of November from 13.00 – 16.00 hours and Saturday the 21st from 14.00 till 16.00 hours standard European time.

During the same weekend the Amersfoort Jazz Festival will take place online. Through multiple streams you can enjoy the best of Dutch Jazz from your livingroom. More information: www.amersfoortjazz.nl

The conference will present interesting case studies from the World Jazz Festival Impact Survey Report. The survey was conducted by the IKS team in Johannesburg under the supervision of Andre le Roux and will be presented shortly. Participants from over 20 countries contributed data and insight about themselves as well as their own World-Jazz eco-system.

There will also be a session on how to monetize online and a way to include this in your festival platform. We present and discuss new ideas online about how the audience, organizers and musicians can benefit and will even discuss what is needed for our festival to present their festival/content to mutual audiences.

Participants will also be asked to join workgroups on specific themes on Friday the 20th. The results of these workgroup sessions will be presented Saturday the 21st.

Last, we would like to facilitate an online meeting room were all of you can have small bilateral meetings or cyber coffee hangouts where we can reconnect informally.

Since the original idea of our Laureate Festival was that festivals could present an exceptional talent from their country to an international network of festivals we decided to continue with this idea, but for now online.

Should you have interest to join our online conference you can send us an email.

Warm greetings, 

The JazzNL / Amersfoort Jazz team

JazzNL is a widely supported Dutch foundation which creates and produces a wide array of activities for Dutch jazz, world and improvised music. The foundation has a strong focus on talent development and internationalization and aims to bring together buyers and sellers of talent by various means. 

One of the biggest events for JazzNL is the network meeting event World Jazz Conference during the annual festival Amersfoort Jazz in The Netherlands, combined with the Sena Performers International Jazz Laureate Festival

JazzNL is organizing jazz exchange programs through Jazz Expeditions and furthermore actively participates in various international jazz and world music festivals and get-togethers, to strengthen the international network of forward thinking industry professionals.

The team of JazzNL looks back at a successful 2019 edition of the World Jazz Conference and Sena Performers International Jazz Laureate Festival. Join us for the 2020 edition, which will take place from 15th - 17th of May, during the World Jazz festival in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.