The tenth edition of the new music and city culture festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW), unveils schedule of this year’s Creative Impact conference. The two-day conference, taking place on 6th and 7th April at Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) will focus on new economy, the future of music, better cities, and design thinking. TMW 2018 is presented by Telia Eesti.
TMW 2018 Conference + Festival Pass is available for €295 at the web store. Starting from Wednesday, 28th March there are also conference day-passes on sale.
The anniversary year conference programme will host 117 speakers from 25 different countries. For the first time in the festival´s history and most likely for the first time in the history of the whole Estonian conference market, TMW has also hit the target of gender balance with 65 female and 53 male speakers confirmed as the panellists. It has been achieved in a year when TMW will be hosting an extensive programme within a pioneering European project Keychange that is investing in the empowerment of female music creators and innovators.
The combined conference and festival pass for €295 is available at the web store. The pass guarantees access to the two-day conference as well as priority access to TMW music festival venues and a ticket to the TMW opening concert in Russian Cultural Centre on 6th April on the basis of pre-registration. Starting from 28th March there are also separate conference passes on sale: 2-day pass that is only valid for the 2-day conference programme for €175 and a 1-day conference pass for each of the days for €100.
The previously mainly music-focused TMW conference is taking a wider approach and will be addressing topics from future skills and better cities to gender politics and civic initiative. TMW is proud to present a list of distinguished visionaries from various walks of life as speakers. In addition to the keynote presentations, panel discussions, speed-meetings and workshops the conference also offers inspirational stories by creative minds across cultures and generations.
The conference will take place in seven halls at the Tallinn Creative Hub, a converted former power plant where Estonia hosted the meetings of the EU Council in 2017. Practical sessions of the conference require online registration.
Conference opening speech will be held by President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid on Friday 6 April at 10.00 together with an opening address by TMW founder Helen Sildna followed by special opening keynotes by Senior Vice President at Telia Company, Henriette Wendt on innovation and sustainable development goals and by Director of the TU Institute of Health Sciences and Sports Sciences, Kristjan Port on future technologies and cities as clusters of creativity.
Margus Simson, Head of Digital Channels at Luminor Group, will give insights on digital trends in global financial markets.
Luminor Estonia will also host a session on financing for creative content, innovation and intellectual property, featuring experts like Luminor Estonia’s Chief Economist Tõnu Palm and Head of Business Banking Krõõt Kilvet leading a discussion on how to evaluate your creative content and bulletproof it via a solid business plan.
A session on climate change as a challenge for the planet will host Jan Dusík, Principal Advisor on Strategic Engagement in the Arctic and Antarctic at UN Environment, together with Siim Kiisler. Estonian Minister of Environment who has been elected as the next President of United Nations Environment Assembly presiding over the next UNEA meeting in March 2019 titled “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”.
The complete programme of the TMW 2018 conference