Shesaidso Meetsss (Portimão)
MEETSSS is the first female-first, music-forward conference made by shesaid.so, marking 5 years since the community launched in London at the end of 2014. Members of the network from all over the world are invited to gather in Portimão, Portugal to bring their online connection to life and nurture new friendships in the music industry. The event is open to music executives from all industry sectors, artists and other professionals working in the creative industries. Open to all genders.
The event will embody shesaid.so’s core brand values: collaboration, diversity and inclusion; focus on personal and professional growth for female-identifying professionals in the music industry; nurture community among music executives and creatives of all genders; and showcase the work of women, non-binary and other underrepresented talent in the music business.
Topics include personal & professional growth; intersectionality, diversity & inclusion; starting and running your own business; mentorship & community; mental health & wellbeing; solutions to address workplace harassment & misconduct; other music industry issues.
MEETSSS talks & music showcases will be curated together with partner organizations such as the British Council, Kickstarter, Village Underground Lisbon, Italia Music Export, Resident Advisor, Le Bureau Export and more. Delegates will include but not be limited to shesaid.so members, industry executives, creators, activists, and other tastemakers in music and beyond.
Featured speakers consist of industry professionals and other inspiring individuals in their fields who will share the best tools to thrive, give back to the community, and mentor future generations of leaders.
Speakers include: Chidera Eggerue (The Slumflower, Activist/Author, UK) Jennifer Justice (The Justice Department, Co-Founder, USA) Oronike Odeleye (muteRKelly/ONE MusicFest, Co-Founder/Festival Coordinator, USA) Alison Wenham (Music Industry Consultant, UK) Georgia Taglietti (shesaidsoSpain/SONAR, Director/Head of Communications, Spain) Clare Scivier (Your Green Room, Founder, UK) Mariana Duarte Silva (shesaidsoLisbon/Village Underground Lisboa, Co-Founder, Portugal) + more TBA
Official partners include: British Council Italia Music Export Kickstarter Le Bureau Export PRS Foundation Resident Advisor Village Underground Lisbon + more TBA