Moving into its 5th year, AVA Conference is Ireland’s leading electronic music conference and industry network.

AVA Conference
31 May 2019

The Conference is a free, open to all ages event, providing lectures, panels, workshops, skills development and networking opportunities. This is designed for local and travelling electronic, arts and music sector as well as students, wider creative professionals and enthusiasts. Previous keynotes have included Bicep, Larry Heard, Jeff Mills, KiNK, Juan Atkins and Leftfield.

The AVA Conference creates a platform for new music by supporting new artists and offering them free-of-charge access to established artists and industry professionals to listen, question and learn.

AVA has become the most important event for audio visual arts in the city. Not only does it help nurture the next generation of local artists, it has also created a platform to showcase Belfast to the rest of the world whilst making it a go-to destination for established international acts. As a DJ, it's a truly electric gig to play at and something I look forward to every year. Timmy Stewart

The conference is free and open to all ages to remove any barriers to accessibility, aiming to inspire and educate. The conference has grown substantially in the past four years. Similarly to the festival, the conference involves both local and international industry to develop the culture and bring people together.