Programme: Wednesday, 13 June

Time Location Speakers Programme
12:00 Foyer Registration, lunch and networking
13:30 Main Hall JPN Board Members Welcome and introduction
13:45 Main Hall Rebecca Root Keynote Address
14:45 Professor Lesley Jeffries It’s a cowpat not a roundabout! – How naming, negation and opposition create our views of jazz
The STEMettes What can jazz learn from other industries?
The challenges we face are not unique, what can we learn from looking outside the jazz sector?
Minna Salami Redefining merit – what does it look like? If the jazz world isn’t reflecting the world that we live in, it’s time to ask ourselves why
Bridget Rennie / Streetwise Opera Building audiences through community participation
16:00 Foyer Tea and networking
16:45 See 14:45 sessions for details
18:00 Dinner (own arrangements)
19:30 Main Hall Camilla George Quartet
Nikki Yeoh Solo
Tim Garland’s Weather Walker Trio
Listen Up! Evening Showcases

Programme: Thursday, 14 June

Time Location Speakers Programme
09:30 Foyer Coffee available
10:00 Main Hall Maggie Alphonsi, MBE Keynote Address
10:45 Foyer Coffee and networking
11:30 Tamsin Mendelsohn / Arts Council England, Ciaran Scullion / Arts Council Northern Ireland, Suzanne Griffiths-Rees / Arts Council Wales and Clare Hewitt / Creative Scotland Crossing borders – How do we build a sustainable collaborative UK & Irish jazz sector?
Jess Partridge/PRSF In the balance – What is the business case for more diverse programming and how do we get there?
HMUK Sustaining a career in Jazz – Sustaining a career in jazz – Can you? Are you? And if so, how? What are the challenges and opportunities for change?
Gideon Feldman / Attitude is Everything Access All Areas – An introduction: to how musicians, venues and festivals can review improve access for disabled music fans, staff and performers without incurring costs
16:00 Foyer Kelly Wood / MU The SafeSpace – People have started to speak out about sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace. This session will openly discuss the issue and look at best practice
12:45 Lunch and networking
14:00 See 11:30 sessions – Please note that The SafeSpace only runs at 11:30
15:30 Foyer Tea and networking
16:00 Formal AGM – For JPN members

One on one meeting time with conference delegates and partners including MU and ACE – For non-members

17:00 Foyer London Ruckus Conference ends – the Turner Sims bar will stay open until 20:00 to facilitate a final networking opportunity.