• 17 - 20 MAY 2022


The jury selected 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.

We are very pleased to announce that much of the postponed 2020 programme can be offered this year in September. Of course, the changes and events that the music sector has experienced due to the pandemic need to be addressed and discussed, so most of the sessions have been updated or adapted thematically. In addition, some completely new, exciting and inspiring sessions have been added.

We already look forward for the many Conference Sessions taking part on 27-30 September 2021 at de Doelen in Rotterdam!

Please note, all programme elements are subject to change due to COVID guidelines and regulations.

Formats Explained    

Important Information:

Due to the COVID19 regulations in the Netherlands, we are forced to cancel Classical:NEXT 2021!

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 2021.

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 Meet Ups 2021.

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 2021.

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 2021.