Top 10 Creative Events & Conferences in 2021 – Selected


Top Creative Events in January

ESNS 2021

January 13-16, Virtual Event

#festival #music #media #digital #community

Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) is a non-profit, European artist only, 100% showcase festival and music conference.

By day an international music conference takes place in the conference centre, with 150 panels, keynotes, interviews, workshops, dinners, pitches, parties, presentations and meetings on the latest developments in the European and international music, media, production and interactive industry.

By night, during the two showcase festivals, musical talents have the chance to present itself to an international audience of music lovers and professionals.

CTM Festival 2021 Transformation

January 22-31, Berlin, Germany (Hybrid)

#festival #film #music #art #design #culture #change

The annual CTM Festival is a music and visual arts event held in Berlin, Germany.

The 22 year-old festival stands out for its conscious pairing of daring artistic content and adventurous club experiences with an in-depth discourse programme, framing today’s sounds and music cultures within a shifting, hybrid global society.

Most Contagious America 2021

January 27, Virtual Event

#conference #marketing #branding #advertising #creative

Most Contagious is the flagship event series of Contagious, delivering vital advertising insights and trends to help you hit the ground running in the year ahead.

For the first time, there will be a Most Contagious APAC edition for the Asia Pacific audience on 24 February 2021.

Top Creative Events in February

IFFR 2021

February 1-7, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Hybrid)

#festival #movie #film #cinema #production #international

The 50th-anniversary edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will take place in an hybrid and extended format in 2021.  The festival will be held in two parts – 1 to 7 February and 2 to 6 June – connected by a series of events in between.

Six festival days will be dedicated to IFFR’s main competitions – the Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition and Ammodo Tiger Short Competition – as well as the Limelight lineup of avant premieres, and a fully online edition of IFFR Pro Days for industry professionals.

Pause Fest 2021

February 3-5, Virtual Event

#festival #creative #innovation #business #digital #diversity

Pause Fest 2021 is a festival for business and creativity and brings diverse intelligence together to fuel the next generation forward. Hear from the world’s leading minds in a high definition transmission of the future.

The event creates a culture for creators and innovators to come together and share their projects, knowledge, passions, and insights openly, freely, and generously for the benefit of the entire community.

Avant Première Music + Media Market 2021

February 14-18, Vienna, Austria (Hybrid)

#tradefair #conference #culture #tv #film #media #production #music

Avant Première Music + Media Market is a trade fair, market place, conference and networking event for music + dance films. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites 600 international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.

This year’s edition will be held in a hybrid format. The on-site event will take place at Austrian Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna, Austria. At the same time, all participants will have online access to the entire screening + conference programme.

MuseumNext Digital Summit 2021

February 22- 26, Virtual Event

#conference #museum #digital #transformation

The Digital Summit is a one-of-a-kind event sharing insightful talks, actionable ideas and unexpected connections to help you to do your best work.

In a year when digital has played a vital role in museums speakers will offer pragmatic, real world insight into how they overcame the challenges of pivoting to digital.

MPTS Virtual Preview Festival 2021

February 23-25, Virtual Event

#festival #media #broadcast #technology #production

The Media Production & Technology Show is the must-attend event for the media and broadcast industries.

MPTS Virtual Preview Festival provides the industry with an opportunity to engage, connect and learn before the actual live exhibition in May.

Covering all aspects of content creation, including pre-production, production, post and distribution, MPTS is your opportunity to discover current and future trends impacting all areas of the broadcasting industry.

Top Creative Events in March

ILMC 2021

March 3-5, Virtual Event

#conference #entertainment #music #festival #creativity

ILMC is an annual gathering of professionals involved in the global touring, festival and live entertainment industries.

This year’s edition will take place online, with three full days of networking, meetings, keynotes, events and showcases. For this virtual edition, and for the first time, ILMC will be open to both members and non-members to register.

Forward Festival 2021

March 12, Munich, Germany (Hybrid)

#festival #creativity #design #art #photography #communication

Forward is all about connecting, exchanging and being part of an exciting experience. Within six years, the festival has become a platform for the entire creative industry.

This year it’s about to be more interactive than ever before, for the first time ever Forward Festival Munich is going to be hybrid.

SXSW 2021

March 16-20, Virtual Event

#festival #creative #film #music #art #culture #technology

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology.


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