IMS Ibiza will examine health, wellness, and sexual harassment for 11th rendition
The International Music Summit will be returning to the dance music capital of the world, Ibiza, for the eleventh rendition of the three-day educational and motivational thought-leadership forum. Industry leaders and artists from the international electronic music sector, come together every year to throw a spotlight onto the complex challenges and emerging opportunities in today’s ever-evolving industry. This year, IMS Ibiza examines health and wellness for the mind and body, along with alleged sexual harassment within the industry.
The mental well being of DJs, a long ignored problem that is sadly troubling a high proportion of artists, will be one of the health and wellness panels at the event. This frank and open mental health discussion will be hosted by the Association for Electronic Music and will give vital advice on how to stay sane and remain successful. Continuing the focus of wellness into the summit, IMS delegates will benefit from daily yoga and meditation sessions, reminding all of the importance of balance and self care.
Another section of the event, “Sexual Harassment in DJ Culture,” will discuss how harassment is a real and unwelcome problem. SHE SAID.SO, an influential network of women in the industry, will chair a talk intended to assess the impact of the issue specifically within electronic music. With a goal to detect the root of the causes, the talk will also aim to reduce its existence within the industry with a series of actionable recommendations.
IMS has often been regarded as the premier global platform for business, culture and education within the electronic music industry, so it is encouraging to see the Summit focusing in on issues as pervasive and problematic as wellness and sexual harassment. IMS is set to take place from May 23-25, 2018, and new for 2018 is a three-day Wellness retreat, taking place before the main IMS summit at a soon-to-be-revealed location.