+ Who attends the conference?

The registrants consist of jazz artists and professionals who come from all over the world, and include artists, managers, agents, record label reps, publicists, journalists, radio programmers, concert & festival presenters, attorneys and other members of the global jazz community.

+ Is there a registration fee to attend the conference?

Yes, there is a registration fee to attend the Jazz Congress, as follows:
August 1 - September 15: $125
September 15 - October 31: $175 (both days), $125 (one day)
November 1 - December 31: $200 (both days), $150 (one day)
January 1 onward: $250 (both days), $200 (one day)

+ Is there a student discount?

Yes, for students showing a valid high school or college ID, there is a 50% discount on the registration fee.

+ What is the location of the conference?

The conference will be held at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, located on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Center at 60th and Broadway in New York City. 

+ Is there a discount for lodging at the host hotel?

Yes, for those attending the conference from out of town, we have arranged for a special rate at the Hudson Hotel. Please see details here.

+ If I'm a member of APAP, do I get a discount for registration at Jazz Congress?

Anyone who is a current member of APAP receives 15% off the registration free at the Jazz Congress Conference, although you must pre-register. You can receive the promo code from APAP.

+ Do I get free or discounted admission into the APAP Conference?

No, admission to the APAP conference requires separate registration. For information about registering for the 4-day conference, go to their website.

+ Do I get free or discounted admission into Winter JazzFest?

Winter Jazz Fest and Jazz Congress are separate events and as such, there are not reciprocal benefits offered at this time. For information about Winter Jazzfest, go to their website.

+ How do I sign up for the "Ask the Experts" networking session?

Information regarding sign up will be emailed directly to registered attendees.

+ Are there performances or showcases at the conference?

Because APAP and Winter Jazzfest provide hundreds of opportunities for performance showcases, we are not hosting performances on-site at the conference this year. For information about showcasing at APAP, contact Judy Moore at jmoore@artspresenters.org or (202) 207-3858. For information about performing at Winter Jazzfest, go to their website.

+ How do I submit an idea for a workshop or panel topic?

Our open panel submission process enables attendees to submit ideas for panels and interactive workshops. Individuals can submit one session idea and must confirm at least one other panelist to be considered. As session dates and times cannot be guaranteed, proposed panelists are encouraged to attend both days of Jazz Congress. The deadline to submit panel ideas is August 15, 2018. Jazz Congress organizers will notify accepted entries by September
12, 2018. Check here to submit.

+ Are the sessions streamed or broadcast on the web?

Some sessions at this year’s conference will be webcast. Info will be posted at jazzcongress.org as it becomes available.

+ Are the sessions videotaped or recorded?

Sessions may be recorded for archival and promotional purposes.

+ Are there opportunities for sponsorship or enhanced presence at the conference?

We will have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities. Please see the sponsorship page for more information.

+ Is there a conference program that I can advertise in?

Yes, JazzTimes will be publishing a program which will run in the January/February issue of JazzTimes, as well as being printed and distributed as a stand-alone publication on-site at Jazz Connect, APAP and Winter Jazzfest. For more information about advertising in the Jazz Congress program, contact Miene Smith at msmith@madavor.com or (617) 706-9092.

+ Is lunch included in the registration?

No, there are no meals provided during the two-day conference.

+ What is the twitter hashtag?

#jazzcongress is the twitter hashtag and @jazzcongress is the conference Twitter page

+ Are there press passes?

Press passes will be very limited and will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Anyone with intentions of covering the conference should contact Zooey Jones at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the specifics on the expected coverage and outlet. 

+ How do I volunteer?

Thanks for your enthusiasm! Unfortunately Jazz Congress 2019 is not accepting volunteers.

+ Can I display literature at the conference?

Unless you buy a tabletop, there will not be any official opportunity to display your literature at the conference. Material left on furniture is regularly picked up by the JALC staff and they request that flyers and postcards are not dropped onto chairs in the meeting rooms. We do encourage you to make person-to-person contact with your fellow registrants.