INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT & PIONEER DJ PRESENT
THE BIG QUESTIONS
HOSTED BY PETE TONG AND JAGUAR
In partnership with shesaid.so
Broadcast by Beatport
Analysis by AFEM: Association for Electronic Music
Co-Existing with Covid
Environment & Sustainability
Diversity & Inclusion
Education & Legacy
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mentorship – The Next Generation
International Music Summit (IMS), the leading voice for industry, culture and education in electronic music, presents a ten part monthly digital discussion series ‘The Big Questions’, in partnership with Pioneer DJ, Beatport, shesaid.so, and the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM).
Hosted by IMS Co-Founder and BBC Radio 1 Broadcaster Pete Tong and fellow BBC Radio 1 Broadcaster, journalist, curator, DJ and tastemaker Jaguar, the online series will be live-streamed via Beatport’s streaming channels, presenting a series of powerful and timely conversations between industry visionaries, artists and thought leaders, co-curated by shesaid.so, a global independent community of women and gender minorities in the music industry.
With a key topic under the spotlight each month, The Big Questions will examine and deconstruct the most vital subjects facing the electronic music industry today, enabling its resilient international community to reconnect through debate and discussion. Each month two new influential thought leaders will be united in an intimate conversation on one of ten topics, followed by expert analysis from industry experts presented by AFEM, highlighting key learnings, action points and potential for best practice for the wider industry.
The global electronic music community is invited to nominate which speakers they wish to hear discuss these vital topics. Suggestions can be made via IMS social media platforms and the IMS website, with feedback used to help shape the curatorial approach of the series. A balanced and diverse line-up of speakers will then be selected to reflect upon and analyse the most important issues and challenges presented in a post COVID world, providing a framework for future change.
The fundamental objective of the series is to create a workable plan of action and roadmap to recovery, serving as a catalyst for debate and industry collaboration as we collectively find pathways to sustainably rebuild and develop the global electronic music industry.