AVA London announces Conference & Club Show for 2022 edition
AVA London, the capital’s Leading Electronic Music & Arts Conference returns to Printworks for its fifth edition on Friday 18th March 2022. They’ve announced KINK hosting a Live Masterclass, revered author of Trainspotting and lifelong electronic music nut Irvine Welsh in a special keynote interview, Carl Cox will guest in a virtual Q&A as part of our innovation theme hosted by their education partner Virtuoso, alongside a special talk with Jamz Supernova (BBC Radio 1xtra), Jaguar Bingham (BBC Radio 1) and host Niks Delanancy (Black Artist Database). Audiovisual artist and Aphex Twin collaborator Weircore will also join for a keynote interview.
The event will host over 40 artists and speakers across a daytime programme at the mighty venue, featuring keynote speeches from industry leaders, artist Q&As – as well as hands-on masterclasses, tech demos and workshops to make for an engaging, educational and insightful programme.
In a special keynote interview Oli Issacs, This Is Music Ltd Founder, and co-manager to Bicep, SMD; Tom Deffee, Solar Management, manager to Floating Points and Four Tet and Georgia Taglietti, Strategist and Publicist for Laurent Garnier, previously Director of Communications at Sónar Festival will get together for a broad discussion about artist and music management in 2022.
Longstanding electronic music publication DJ Mag will host a hot-topic panel on The Future of UK Nightlife with Carly Heath (Bristol Night Time Advisor), Raj Chaudhuri (Living Proof), Michael Kill (NTIA) – and more speakers TBA. In this panel we will speak to artists, DJs, policy makers, lobbyists, venue owners and promoters to take stock of the challenges facing nightlife in the UK and how we can create a stable, safe and more diverse space for clubbers, clubs, festivals and live events.
Resident Advisor will host the RA Exchange Live with Elijah, for Royal-T, DJ Q, Flava D and Swindle, as well as co-founder of the Butterz record label. He writes ideas about art and music on Instagram and Twitter daily.
AVA will also launch a new content partnership with Patreon, the artist-centering membership platform that provides exclusive and direct access to artist content for users and a crucial revenue stream to creators during the challenging past 24 months. Virtuoso will host a live “Fireside Chat” with a creator – and in association with Shesaid.so and Black Artist Database.
AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) will host a panel themed on sustainability, titled “Events Reimagined” and Moderated by Silvia Montello (Remarqabl) featuring Claire O’Neil (A Greener Festival), Chris Goss (Hospital Records), Will Hutton (Beggars Group), Samantha Togni (Boudica) & more.
Sentric Electronic will host an insightful session on licensing and PRS for Music will host a talk on Going Full Time In Electronic Music
Focusing on four key themes: Innovation, Diversity, Post-Pandemic & Sustainability – AVA brings its core values forward and centre important conversations around an industry rebuilding itself throughout unprecedented times. Working with industry thought leaders bringing their diverse and extensive perspectives to the conference.
AVA London is the largest and only event in the Printworks calendar of its kind, bringing you through both the day and the night, with a combined ticket including the conference and club – with doors opening on March 18th at 11 AM for the conference, and the club opening 9PM until 4 AM. There will be an interval between 6-8PM to changeover between the events