Attend the 14th annual conference


January 4-7, 2023


Jazz Industry & Music Business Symposium l Performances l Workshops l Panel discussions l Research presentations l JENerations Jazz Experience with live mentoring clinics


All major credit cards and debit cards accepted.


Four Days in January!

Orlando, Florida


Our annual conference brings together jazz beginners and experts for a once-in-a lifetime experience.

Part music festival, part networking, part education and all inspiration. The annual conference hosts thousands of people from around the globe.

Early Bird registration April 1 – September 30

Advance Registration October 1 – December 10




Frequently Asked Questions

I'm attending the JEN Conference as a performer and/or presenter. Do I need to purchase a Registration for the Conference?

If you are a performer, presenter or exhibitor, you do NOT need to purchase a registration.

But you will need a badge.

Watch your inbox in the fall for a link to badge registration.

  • Registration is complimentary for Presenters & Performers.
  • Presenters are defined as anyone accepted or assisting to present a paper, poster, clinic, or presentation in the Symposium.
  • Performers include anyone performing on a JEN stage or in the JENerations Jazz Festival.
  • There are board-set allotments for family, friends, and chaperones for complimentary registration as indicated in the

More details and answers to Frequently Asked Questions…

My son or daughter is interested in attending the conference, but they are under 18. Is there an option for them?


  1. JEN has a Youth Membership (ages 12-17) for free!
  2. JEN Youth Members may attend the conference at a Special Student Registration rate if accompanied by a chaperone over 18 (documentation required).

Thank you!

Conference Sponsors

The Jazz Education Network annual conference is made possible by hundreds of volunteers and the sponsors listed below.







JENerations Jazz Festival

presented in partnership with

Music For All

Conference Show Guide Sponsor

The Jazz Education Network is grateful to this year’s generous show guide sponsor.

JEN Annual Conference ShowGuide Ads are handled directly through the magazine company each year.

Future JEN Conferences

Future Conference Dates and Locations

14th Annual Conference
Jan 4-7, 2023
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

15th Annual Conference
Jan 3-6, 2024
Hyatt Regency (New Orleans, LA)

16th Annual Conference
Jan 8-11, 2025
Hyatt Regency (Atlanta, GA)

17th Annual Conference
Jan 7-10, 2026
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Washington D.C.)

18th Annual Conference
Jan 6-9, 2027
Galt House Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham (Louisville, KY)



How We Choose a JEN Conference Site

The Jazz Education Network Board has established a philosophical, practical and fiscally sound approach as we pursue conference locations.

Prior to 2013, we utilized a site review committee to make recommendations to the Board. Since 2013, JEN has utilized the Hospitality Performance Network (HPN), Casey Kruer, VP of Accounts, [email protected] as our agent in locating comparable sites based on certain criteria. HPN has proven beneficial for us as they bring significantly more clout due to the number of clients in their collective portfolio and established relationships with all major hotels around the world.

JEN employs the following criteria when determining conference sites:

  • All activity under one roof. This limits JEN to 8-10 U.S. hotels with ample space to host our conference
  • Affordability of room rates to our membership (note pricing since inception):

2010: $75 • Hilton Airport Hotel, St. Louis/Site: University of MO St. Louis • May 23-2
2011: $150 • Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA • Jan 5-8
2012: $115/$135 • The Galt House, Louisville, KY • Jan 4-7
2013: $119 • Hyatt Regency Peachtree, Atlanta, GA • Jan 2-5
2014: $139 • Hyatt Regency at Reunion, Dallas, TX • Jan 8-11
2015: $169 • Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA • Jan 7-10
2016: $115/$139 • The Galt House, Louisville, KY • Jan 6-9
2017: $169 • Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA • Jan 4-7
2018: $149 • Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX • Jan 3-6
2019: $89/$109 • Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV • Jan 9-12
2020: $179 • Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA • Jan 8-11
2021: $127/$147 • The Galt House, Louisville, KY • Jan 6-9
2022: $179 • Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX • Jan 3-6

  • Accessibility to our regional membership by air/drivability by car/bus
  • Mass Transit options from airports to hotel
  • Family friendly atmosphere & a location that is known to cater to student groups
  • Low attrition obligation (Hotels mandate that JEN sell a percentage of the room block in order to receive complimentary event space. Otherwise the event space is very expensive)
  • Low food & beverage obligation (Hotels mandate that JEN purchase a minimum of food and beverage that can be very expensive)
  • Generous Concessions to the organization which assist the organization with keeping the costs associated with producing the conference LOW!
  • Ability to bring the conference in at or under the established budget
  • Established 3-4 year rotation of conference sites to create familiarity with the venues for maintaining production and membership costs

“When I attended my first JEN conference in New Orleans I wasn’t sure what to expect. To say I was blown away by attending is an understatement.

The biggest thrill I get personally from going to JEN is interacting with the students and seeing old friends. I get to see some of my young friends too! Every year I meet some incredible new people at JEN and every year I come away inspired, thankful and full of new ideas on how to teach and share knowledge with others. I will continue to go to JEN every year my schedule allows.”


Photos by Chérie Hansson


Promoting Performance

Learn More

Advancing Education

Learn More

Developing Audiences

Learn More