The WOMEX Conference Programme has always strived to support the creative, connect the community of music professionals, and provide a platform to share knowledge, enthusiasm, expertise, and solidarity; to network and to learn from each other. Experienced peers and special guests are sharing their visions, mapping out their ideas and lay the foundation for moving the industry forward.

The Programme comprises of jury selected Conference and Mentoring Sessions, as well as Networking Sessions and Associated Presentations.

Find out more about the different Conference Formats here.

The Call for Proposals for the Conference Programme 2024 has been closed.

Formats Explained 

2024 Programme will be announced soon


The WOMEX Conference programme is created based on an annual call for proposals. Our independent, international jury then chooses the final sessions - jam-packed with veteran speakers and fresh young minds from all sectors of the music industry. Gather pearls of wisdom and musical inspiration throughout the WOMEX days at the Conference Sessions.

Whether you're looking to dive into engaging conversations, acquire new knowledge, or connect with a particular community, our range of session formats (panels, presentations, think tanks, skill shares, etc.) offers diverse opportunities for active participation.

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Ask all your burning questions, exchange ideas and get practical tips from our jury selected mentors, in a 45-minute Roundtable Mentoring Session limited to five participants. Pick their brains about music markets across the globe and get tailor-made career advice.

Please note that slots are very limited and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration for the Mentoring Sessions will open end of August and be communicated via the newsletter.

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Networking Sessions are the home of international networks – many of which have been formed at WOMEX itself. Get together, deliberate, discuss and develop. WOMEX provides a platform for professional networks from all across the globe to meet and connect.

If you are interested in coordinating a Networking Session, please write us at until 1 March 2024.

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Besides the jury selected Conference Programme we offer our long-term partners a platform to present their latest project or address burning topics to the wider WOMEX community.

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