The LISTEN Conference returns this October with Clementine Ford & Alok Vaid-Menon as keynote speakers

Back for Round 2, the LISTEN Conference 2016: Feminist Futures creates dialogue about gender and feminism to better engage with the current music community. This year, Clementine Ford and Alok Vaid-Menon of Darkmatter will serve as keynote speakers.

Giving women and members of the LGBT community an opportunity to define their position in today’s exclusive music scene, the conference aims to let the minority get their voice heard by others. Panel discussions revolve around artists’ relationships, music making, race and sexism in music, gender binaries of art and performance, as well as the pros and cons of the ‘call out culture’.

Over three days, keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and live performances will be held on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. In support of local music, 10% of ticket sales would also be donated to the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR and Sisters and Brothers.

Head over to Bella Union’s website HERE to get your tickets now, with one day and three day options availability. With a focus on inclusivity, LISTEN Conference offers various assistances to ensure that more people are able to attend. Auslan interpreting, childcare services and disability access are available for those who need it.

LISTEN Conference 2016
October 14th – 16th
Trades Hall (2 Lygon Street), Melbourne

Find out more about LISTEN and their feminist journey into the music industry to showcase female artists and Australian underground music HERE.


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