International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Updates from the LAC of the 2023 World Conference in Legon, Ghana

As excitement and preparations towards the Ghana conference gather momentum, we would like to draw your attention to the following reminders:

  1. Registration is now open. We thank you for your patience. Registration is now open under the Registration section of the main conference webpage ( Please remember that the deadline for Early Bird registration is 15 May 2023.
  2. Travel and Visas. Information on these sections of the website are updated regularly, so we recommend you visit often. For example, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required to enter Ghana; 30 April is the deadline to apply for visa-on-arrival; and Delta, KLM, and Emirates are offering group discounts.
  3. The LAC’s current draft programme of events includes special pre- and post-conference tour packages, our usual Sunday excursions to inner city and historic sites and monuments, at least four major evening concerts highlighted by a special Nketia Memorial Concert, workshops featuring local and international groups, lunchtime performances, and sessions focusing on publishing and mentoring, among others. Details on these events and opportunities will be among upcoming updates to the draft conference programme.
  4. UG@75: The University of Ghana is celebrating its 75 anniversary this year, and the schedule of programmes and events include ongoing special performances, lectures, exhibitions, etc. The 2023 ICTM World Conference coincides with this celebration, and the administrators and the entire university community are thus very much interested in the international scope and flavor and in the mutual understanding, goodwill, and exchanges that the conference will bring to enrich the anniversary. Visit for more information.

If you need to contact the Local Arrangements Committee of the Ghana World Conference, please write to