AVA, the festival and conference celebrating electronic music and digital visual arts, has revealed plans for its annual conference. Taking place on Friday 24 February at Printworks, the programme’s selection of talks and workshops will focus on the key themes of innovation, diversity, sustainability and the future.
The conference will feature a headline keynote interview with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, who will discuss their experience as one of the UK’s best known crossover electronic acts.
Elsewhere, Sherelle will speak about Beautiful, the organisation that offers resources for black and queer artists, inspired by her own experience within the industry. A further panel led by the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) will explore neurodiversity in the music industry, as AFEM present the results of their research with a selection of experts and artists and will look at how leaders can empower neurodiverse colleagues and artists.
Commenting on the programme, AVA Founder Sarah McBriar says, ‘As a festival, AVA seeks to push the boundaries of immersive arts, music and technology and we carry this ambition through to our conference which continues to bring music fans, talent and industry together each year to explore the most pressing challenges and opportunities of the moment. Our collective focus as an industry on diversity, innovation, and sustainability has never been more important in driving our future success. With more names still to be announced, we are excited about getting together for one last time at Printworks before its closure, with a view to plotting a path for the continued growth of electronic music and arts in the UK.’
Tickets for the conference are available from Kaboodle here.