• 27 - 30 SEPT 2021


The conference programme has established itself as one of the key features of Classical:NEXT, offering a wide variety of useful and inspiring themes for all sectors.

Set up to keep delegates up-to-date with new developments and provide the right know-how to cope with current issues, the conference is a place to find new partners.

It is comprised of the following formats: Conference Sessions, Meet Ups, Mentoring, Presentations and Public Talks.

With the postponement of Classical:NEXT 2020, much of the programme remains intact and we already look forward to the many Jury-selected Conference Sessions that will take place at De Doelen in Rotterdam in May 2021. But the programme would not be complete without a mention of all that has taken place in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. For that reason, we are opening our Call for Proposals, seeking specifically COVID-19-induced innovations. If you or someone you know has a project, topic, showcase and/or experience you think is worth sharing, then we want to hear from you! Apply now .

The deadline to apply is midnight (CEST) on Friday, 16 October 2020.

Formats Explained   Submit A Proposal  

At the heart of the Classical:NEXT Conference are the jury-selected conference sessions featuring interactive formats such as mini-workshops, group discussions and debates as well as presentations and panels.

See all Conference Sessions 2020.

Meet Ups provide a place to form new alliances or deepen existing relationships: this semi-formal format provides a platform for established or emerging international networks to get together, brainstorm, develop ideas and connect with potential memebers or partners.

See all Network Meetings 2020.

Receive personalised advice from specialists from various fields and occupations at our Roundtable Mentoring. Each expert will lead a 45-minute roundtable mentoring session with max. 5 participants. Sign up for a mentoring slot and check for availabilities by emailing our conference team.

See all Mentoring Sessions 2020.

Besides the jury-selected Conference programme our off C:N Presentations offer delegates an additional space to present their projects, products or services.

See all off C:N Presentations 2020.