About the Conference

This year's BreakOut West Home Edition Conference will feature 15 days of immersive content; international market deep dives, one-on-one mentor meetings, workshops, online networking events and more, all brought to you in your space.

International Industry

The International Trade Program is a big part of BreakOut West. It acts as a vehicle to increase an industry-wide export relationship between other worldwide organizations, including delegates, with targeted skill sets from Europe, UK, South Korea, USA, Iceland, Latin America, and other markets. International delegates will include indie label reps, distributors, music festival directors, promoters, publicists, agents, music publishers, and media, who have interest and capacity to work with western Canadian artists. You can meet them all from your home without any passports, security lines or airplane food.

Conference Sessions

Conference events will be augmented to provide concrete knowledge of the topics, conversations and increase the potential of practical takeaways. Engage with the knowledge here to build towards your 2021 career goals. 


BreakOut West 2021 Conference 

The BreakOut West Conference brings industry professionals from Canadian markets, and from around the world, to meet and network with western Canadian artists and industry, creating meaningful business relationships and raising the level of artist’s knowledge of what they need to accomplish to move their careers forward, all online from your own space. Providing streams of sessions for emerging and more established artists, the conference will meet the artists where they are and excel them to the next level of their career.

The hands-on education gained in the conference will foster an environment of business savvy and creatively independent musicians and business professionals. From engaging in meaningful conversations, to knowledge of current opportunities and issues in the industry today, the conference will offer both training for all delegates involved. These opportunities will help to inspire creative certainty and trigger new business in relationships between artists and industry together.