Featured Speakers


Lido Pimienta

Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based, Colombian-born interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002, exploring the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American diaspora and vernacular.


Malcolm London

Malcolm London, called the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation by Cornel West, is an internationally recognized Chicago poet, activist, educator & musician. London, who runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago alongside friend Chance The Rapper, sees art as the intersection between justice & poetic imagination.


Laina Dawes

Laina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal. A music and cultural critic, her writings and photography can be found in print, online publications and radio programs, such as Hazlitt, The Wire (UK), Fader, Bitch Magazine, Toronto Star and CBC Radio.

This event will be held at Halifax Central Library on 5440 Spring Garden Road and takes place October 19th-20th. It will be a place for all those involved with the music industry to attend panels, network with each other, contribute to meaningful discussions and get business done!

This year will feature incredible speakers and delegates from Canadian and international labels. Many industry professionals will be in attendance.

Featured Companies 

More information including special conference badge pricing, schedule and delegates will be announced on August 18. Stay tuned for more info.

Join us in Halifax October 18 - 21 for Atlantic Canada's newest premier music conference.