Conference | Tallinn Music Week
2-8 April 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia


TMW Creative Impact conference focuses on the future of music, new economy, better cities and design thinking. Civic initiative, gender politics, future skills and sustainable development will also be the commonly occuring keywords. The event will bring together key players and change-makers from the music and creative industries, research and development sector, entrepreneurship and politics.

Friday, 6 April
Saturday, 7 April
Tallinn Creative Hub

Co-hosted with Music Estonia

Among many other burning issues we will be discussing the creativity as a driving force in new economy and innovation, the role of design thinking and better cities, the state of media transformation, new skills and education as well as gender politics in music and other industries.

Besides innovation-across-industries discussions and inspirational stories we will offer curated music industry networking, open applications for speed-meetings, thematic mentoring sessions and direct business contacts, as well as hands on workshops for learning new skills and tools.

The opening speech of the TMW 2018 conference will be held by President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid on Friday 6th April.

Creative Impact Conference 2018 confirmed speakers

Creative Impact Conference Programme

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TMW conference is broadening the range of topics and moving to Tallinn Creative Hub

TMW 2018 conference programme will be gradually released from January 2018.

TMW 2018 Conference + Festival Pass is available at TMW web store

TMW 2017 conference featured an impressive list of 112 speakers – from game-changing entrepreneurs to influential pop culture auteurs and visionaries from different sectors and many continents.

Take a look at the 2017 conference programme and speakers

Throughout the festival’s eight-year existence, the TMW conference has hosted numerous high-profile music industry experts and pop mavericks, including the founder of Sire Records Seymour Stein, influential managers Simon Napier-Bell, Petri Lunden, Edward Bicknell and Peter Jenner; artists-turned authors Viv Albertine of The Slits, John Robb of The Membranes, Bob Stanley of St Etienne, and acclaimed music critics like Simon Reynolds. Since 2016 the TMW conference has expanded from music industry topics towards a wider social agenda, inviting speakers like the US-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Hamdi Ulukaya, gene researcher Lili Milani, MEP Julia Reda, a business angel from Silicon Valley Fadi Bishara and many other visionaries from different areas.

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid / Kris Süld

„Coming to the content, what impressed me the most was the sensitively handpicked and designed conferences and talks. Most of them were quite distant from the formal and predictable talks and panels, which we all may experience dozens of times throughout the year without getting inspired. But the topics and panellists on TMW were straight-forward, authentic, challenging, honest, demanding and hesitant of falling in the trap to become posturing.“

Ramin Sadighi (Hermes Records)