EFN CONFERENCE 2021
Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 November
at the Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest
Registration for the conference was FREE!.
VENUE: Our generous host and the venue for the conference was the Hungarian Heritage House , Corvin tér 8, Budapest 1011
THE PROGRAMME: The conference began with coffee and registration at 12.00 midday on Wednesday 17 November – then sessions from 14.00. In the evening we visited one of Hungary’s famous Dance Houses. On Thursday 18 the sessions began from 9.15am and the formal conference closed at 15.30 – and then with time to meet and talk and with special Hungarian folk showcase gigs in the evening.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PROGRAMME SCHEDULE with info about speaker sessions and discussion groups.
SPEAKERS and SESSIONS: included Raisa Siivola & Maria Silvennoinen (from Jazz Finland) on Green Nordic Touring and Promotion; Tom Besford (from English Folk Expo) on Reaching Audiences both In-Person and Online; András Lelkes (of Hangveto, Hungary) on A Bridge For Balkan Music; Miklos Both (Hungary) on Folk Music Education for Future Generations; and more; plus DISCUSSION sessions on subjects chosen by members including The Future Work of EFN and Folk Music and Commercialisation and more; plus the EGM for Elections to the Board.
Yes - it was EFN'S first in-person conference since 2019. Everyone was so incredibly welcome to meet in person again at EFN’s 2nd pan-European conference.
YOU CAN READ A FULL REPORT OF THE BUDAPEST CONFERENCE HERE