Morelia, Mexico To Host the Network of Creative Cities Annual Meeting in 2023

Morelia is the capital city of the state of Michoacan and is located in the Guayangareo Valley. It’s also hosting the Network of Creative Cities Annual Meeting in 2023.

How to get to Morelia

Bus: You can take a bus from Mexico City to Morelia and the journey takes approximately 4 hours.

Flight: If you decide to fly to Morelia, you’ll be surprised at how reasonably priced the flights are to Morelia International Airport (MLM).

How to get around Morelia

Private airport transportation is available and affordable from Morelia Airport to your accommodations in Morelia. We recommend booking your airport transportation in advance of your arrival in order to streamline the process of getting from the airport to your hotel in a quick and safe manner.

Visitors who really want to explore the state of Michoacan during their stay should consider taking advantage of the very reasonably priced rental cars at Morelia Airport and making a road trip out of it.

In March 2023, Morelia, Mexico is set to host the Network of Creative Cities annual meeting. Where in Morelia will the meeting be held? What details will the meeting discuss? All these details and more are highlighted below. 

How Did Morelia, Mexico Become the Host for the 2023 Network of Creative Cities Meeting?

In 2017, Morelia was designated as the first city in Mexico to be a Creative City of Music, which is how they joined the Network.

The 2023 annual Network of Creative Cities meeting will be held in this city because of a vote that took place in Querétaro during the last annual conference in 2022 based in Brazil. 

This will be the first time the Council of Morelia Creative City of Music is hosting one of the annual Network of Creative Cities meetings.

The 2020 and 2021 annual conferences had to be canceled due to COVID-19. Other meetings before these years were in Italy, France, Poland, Sweden, Japan, and China. The 2013 and 2019 conferences were both held in Italy in Bologna and Fabriano respectively. 

What is the UNESCO Creative Cities Network?

Each of the 295 cities stationed throughout 90 countries is designated as a creative city because of their specialties in an art-related entity whether it is design, crafts, popular arts, gastronomy, music, or another category.

The Network originated in 2004 for cities to cooperate in harmony. The partnership among the cities in the network will help enhance urban development for all of them. 

What Will Happen at the 2023 Network of Creative Cities Meeting?

This meeting will be a wonderfully musical event where each visiting creative city brings a music piece representing who they are.

The event will involve a symposium and an interactive conference on the challenges of creating music and the art of creativity in general. 

All the cities involved in sharing their music will help everyone to learn about different sounds and cultures related to the country of origin’s music.

This type of diversity is important for cooperation and collaboration within the Network of Creative Cities for future successful annual meetings. 


Are you an affiliated representative within the Network of Creative Cities? What are you most excited about concerning this year’s annual meeting? Let us know in the comments below!

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