Futures Forum is a day of discussion and networking among the next generation of live music industry leaders. Designed for young professionals, it takes place as part of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC).
Futures Forum will bring the individuals that currently define the business together with those who will drive its evolution. Mixing new ideas, future trends and tomorrow’s technology, it promises a progressive day of fresh thinking.
Futures Forum will experiment with non-traditional conference formats, mixing connected discussions with immersive workshops, TED-style presentations by thought leaders, peer-to-peer networking and career-boosting mentoring.
If you are a working professional looking to build connections, expand your knowledge or contribute to the future of the business, Futures Forum should be a relevant platform for you.
The latest Futures Forum updates
With just a few weeks to go before the inaugural edition of Futures Forum, we’re hugely excited to announce that our first-ever keynote interview will feature the double Grammy-winning superstar Dua Lipa. The Futures Forum Keynote: Dugi & Dua Lipa will see Dua and her rock star father, Dukagjin Lipa, interviewed by IQ editor Gordon
The first conference sessions for Futures Forum are now live. Futures Forum begins at 10am with Meet the New Bosses: Class of 2019, as UTA’s Oliver Ward chairs a panel of rising industry stars who will discuss their vision for the business. The morning also features the first round of 15-minute Soapbox Sessions, including How
Futures Forum takes place across multiple rooms in the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. The day features a mixture of progressive panel discussions, quickfire presentations of new ideas and initiatives, and game-changing technology; workshops on a range of industry topics; and dedicated mentoring sessions with industry leaders. The provisional schedule can be viewed here and
Some of the industry’s most exciting executives are steering Futures Forum. Aino-Maria Paasivirta Promoter, Fullsteam Agency Aino-Maria Paasivirta, 26, is a promoter at Fullsteam Agency, Finland. Paasivirta started working at Fullsteam as assistant to founder Rauha Kyyrö, working with acts such as Big Boi, Jośe González, Franz Ferdinand, Wiz Khalifa, Jack White, Volbeat and
Futures Forum will feature a mixture of hosted discussions, quickfire presentations of new ideas and initiatives, and game-changing technology; workshops on a range of industry topics; and dedicated mentoring sessions with industry leaders. The day’s schedule is currently being built, and sessions will be announced as they are confirmed. In the same way that ILMC
To attend Futures Forum you need to: 1. Be a young professional (suggested aged 30 or under), or a registered ILMC delegate (ILMC delegates do NOT need to purchase a ticket to attend this event). 2. Either work for a known company in the live music business, or be nominated to attend by an existing
To attend Futures Forum you need to:
1. Be a young professional (suggested age 30 or under), or a registered ILMC delegate (ILMC delegates do NOT need to purchase a ticket to attend this event).
2. Either working for a company operating in the music business, be nominated to attend by an existing ILMC member, or be a member of one of the following associations:
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