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2020 Alberta Eletronic Music Conference Postponed Until Next Year

The organizers of the Alberta Electronic Music Conference (AEMCON) have confirmed that this year's event will be postponed. Originally scheduled for this November at Calgary's Nation Music Centre, it is now postponed until November 2021.

"As you all know, the realities brought forth by COVID19 have made large-scale, physical, event planning impossible, especially ones that rely on international travel, multi-venue collaboration, multi-month planning cycles, and an intimate and close-knit vibe. The environment of uncertainty and risk is too great for us to be able to produce an event to the calibre you've come to expect and deserve," AEMCON organizers said in email sent on Friday to media, attendees, and speakers.

In June, in response to the COVID-19 shutdowns that have done a lot of damage to the artist community, AEMCON held the first Virtual Electronic Music Summit (VEMS).

"VEMS was just the first step in our experiments with the medium and we look forward to seeing how technology can enable new experiences at future events. Lastly, we deeply thank all of you who donated to our Black Lives Matter fundraiser. Thanks to your support, we were able to donate $3,220 the Canadian and US organizations," organizers added.

For more information, go to www.albertaelectronicmusic.com.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.
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