2023 Wavelengths: Global Music Conference

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2023 Wavelengths: Global Music Conference

globalFEST’s annual Wavelengths Conference is one of the largest gatherings of world music professionals in North America.

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DROM 85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

This year's annual Wavelengths: Global Music Conference will take place at DROM in NYC.

The 2023 Wavelengths Conference, with an overarching theme of Music and Power, will lean into issues that are important to our expansive constituency of artists, presenters, agents, managers, press, media and more - building networks of allies, deepening our understanding of the role of the arts, artists and arts professionals as we consider what is happening in Iran, Ukraine and other parts of the world in conflict and how it affects our field.

This years Conference is limited to only 100 attendees, so please register early to ensure your place.

As the performing arts field continues to navigate its way through a changing field in a post-pandemic world: with war and conflict on the rise, social, economic and racial justice at the fore, and the role of the arts more important than ever, we will gather together and look holistically at where we are and who and what we want to be.

After more than two long years, join us in person for three insightful Wavelengths panels, and -- at the end of the day -- we'll take a deep collective breath with new tools, new friends, and renewed strength and strategies. Music is power!

There is a small fee to attend, however no one will be turned away. Suggested fee for the conference is $15, but please select the ticket tier that's most comfortable for you and your financial circumstances.

Donating to the globalFEST Membership Drive at the Professional level grants you access to all Wavelengths programming. You can still sign up for a Professional membership here, and we will provide your Professional Member access code via email.

We understand cost may be a barrier this year for some, and we will not turn away anyone due to financial need. Message ian@globalfest.org for more info.

Panels and Panelists will be announced in early December.

Very limited tickets available. Please register today!