International Round Table Conference

Goal and targeted audience

The International Round Table Conference (IRTC) is held prior to each European Championships for Wind Orchestras (ECWO).


International Round Table Conference 2023
Megacité Amiens (FR)

More info later.

International Round Table Conference 2018
BOZAR Brussel (BE)

"The impact of playing music on society"

VLAMO and the ECWO board are pleased to present “The impact of playing music on society”, an international symposium preceding ECWO 2018. On the eve of the second European Championship for Wind Orchestras, we hope to inspire you with thoughts and reflections about the social impact of making music.

A panel of three speakers will take up these questions and together with us, discuss the social impact of making music. Harrie Reumkens (NL), artistic manager of the World Music Concours (WMC) Kerkrade (NL), Lukas Pairon (BE) is a doctoral student at Ghent University and the founding member of the international research platform SIMM (Social Impact of Making Music) and Bill Connor (UK), president of BASBWE (UK) and member of ECWO.

International Round Table Conference 2016
Old Council Room of the Utrecht Town Hall (NL)
"Music education for children in primary schools"

Prior to the first European Championship for Wind Orchestras (ECWO), which was held on May 21st, 2016 by KNMO in the TivoliVredenburg concert hall in Utrecht, an International Round Table Conference (IRTC) took place on May 20th. The conference was organised by KNMO in cooperation with ECWO and WASBE (World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles). This IRTC took place in the attractive old town council room of the Utrecht town hall. Moderator of the IRTC was Raymond Knops, member of the Dutch parliament and music lover.
The main theme of the IRTC was music education for children in primary schools.

Key note speeches were given by Bill Connor (UK), Karl Ole Mitbø (N), Jan Matthys (BE) and Arend Nijhuis (NL).

Location 2023

Megacité, Amiens


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