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MU Launches Members’ Conference 2022: Registration Now Open

What does it mean to be an inclusive trade union and music industry? Join the MU's General Secretary, the Union’s Executive Committee and other members in creative discussion at October’s two day event in Leeds.

Published: 01 September 2022 | 5:27 PM Updated: 09 September 2022 | 9:59 AM
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The Conference will help to increase knowledge and confidence to tackle inequality and underrepresentation across the music industry and in the MU’s own structures. Image credit: Javier Díez.

The two day Conference will create a space to engage with equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) issues, discuss best practice and develop member-led policy, and strategy to ensure that the MU is leading the way on all EDI matters that impact musicians. The Conference will help to increase knowledge and confidence to tackle inequality and underrepresentation across the music industry and in the MU’s own structures.

The Conference will also provide the opportunity for members to engage in conversation with thought leaders from across the sector on a strategic approach to EDI within the MU and in the wider music industry.

Event details and what to expect

The MU Members' Conference 2022 will be hosted in The Queens Hotel in Leeds starting on Monday 17 October 2022 at 1:00pm, and will continue on Tuesday 18 October 2022.

The event programme will incorporate panel discussions, networking and breakout sessions, which you can choose to attend.

On day one there will be a panel discussion on mental health and the music industry, with breakout sessions discussing parenting and caring issues; ageism and the music industry; LGBT+ visibility; neuro-inclusive workplaces and more.

Day two will centre on the Union’s equality, diversity and inclusion work, with a keynote speaker and panel. Breakout sessions will focus on topics such as creating an anti-racist code of conduct; access for disabled musicians; gender equality; menopause and the music industry and more.

Find out more about the MU Members' Conference 2022

Learn more about the panel topics, discussions and speakers at this year's Conference.

Members' Conference 2022

Please note: The number of attendees is limited. Should all the available places be filled, we will maintain a waiting list of registered members in the event of cancellations.

We can lead the way in creating a more inclusive music industry

MU General Secretary Naomi Pohl says:

“The focus of this year's Members' Conference demonstrates the MU's commitment to delivering a more inclusive and fairer music industry and Union. When we say we are behind every musician, we really mean that.

This work is for all musicians but in particular we want to reach out to and hear from musicians from under-represented groups. This is an opportunity not only to shape the MU's policy in this area but also to influence the direction of the wider industry.

“We can lead the way in creating a more inclusive music industry from education level and across all genres and disciplines."

Here's what happened at the last in-person Members' Conference back in 2019

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