Talkfest 2020 was scheduled to occur in parallel with BTL - Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, which given its size and the restraint that is being applied to some large events, was postponed to May 2020. Because of the fact that Talkfest is a professional event on a lower scale, we intend to keep it on March 13th and the 5th edition of the Iberian Festival Awards on March 14th.

To ensure that this edition takes place in the best possible conditions, Talkfest will be held at ISCTE (on March 13th) and the Iberian Festival Awards in the SUSPENSO concert hall (on March 14th).

Most of the participants in Talkfest are professionals in the field of events and festivals, mostly from Portugal and some from Spain, and given their genesis, they will be informed about the social measures that should be taken, so that everything runs smoothly and can benefit from all the programme we have prepared for this edition.

We do not expect cancellations by any of the participants in this edition and we continue to work to make it another unforgettable edition of Talkfest, within the normal limits.

The complete programme and schedules are kept adjusted to the technical and logistical characteristics of the new spaces. Access to the event for the previous locations remains valid for entry and check-in on each day of the corresponding event in the new locations! Talkfest Concerts maintain the same location. See:

PREVENTION AND ACTION PLAN Aporfest - Associação Portuguesa Festivais de Música is attentive and in contact with the Direção Geral da Saúde and the Associação Portuguesa de Epidemiologia, following all its indications, so that the well-being of all those involved in the event is preserved in because of the Coronavirus issue.

Thus, the following precautions will be taken:

  • The spaces where Talkfest will take place will often be airy;

  • Alcohol dispensers will be available at the entrance, in addition to the existence of bathrooms so that it is possible to can perform the hygiene that is recommended;

  • A specific room will be reserved, at ISCTE-IUL, for comfort or to avoid any situation that may exist and allow adequate isolation.

During the event, we ask all participants to take care to:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, rubbing them well for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after preparing food, before meals, after using the bathroom and whenever feels hands dirty;

  • Alternatively, use an alcohol-based solution for hand hygiene;

  • Use single-use handkerchiefs for blowing and throw the used handkerchiefs in a waste bin, washing hands immediately;

  • Cough or sneeze into the arm with the elbow flexed, not the hands;

  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth with hands that are dirty or contaminated with respiratory secretions.

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