The competition is open to both Experienced EmCees and Talented Rookies, who are looking to build their international career. After a first selection, the 15 most talented applicants will be invited to a professional training, by internationally seasoned expert-moderators of Masters in Moderation. Part of the training will take place online, part of it live in Lithuania.
After concluding the training, the 3 best participants will be selected to do part of the onstage MC-ing during the REVOLUTION Festival in Vilnius/Lithuania. Right before and during the event, you will be coached by and cooperating with professional moderators.

Aftermovie REVOLUTION Festival 2023

What will you win?

At the end of this journey, you will have grown as an international moderator and will have shown yourself to the world. The combination of professional training and on-stage experience will drive your career to the next level.

You will get to show your skills to the world. And to some, the door might even open to becoming member of the Masters in Moderation team.


The workshop will be on May 21st (so: travel on the 20th). At the end, the best 3 candidates will be invited to moderate at the REVOLUTION Festival. The selected moderators will prepare on the 22nd and moderate on the 23rd and/or 24th.
Those who are not selected for moderation will of course be very welcome to attend the event and learn by observing.

Applications can be sent to Jan-Jaap In der Maur at info@mastersinmoderation,com


Your application should be sent before January 26th 2024. It should at least include:

  • Your resumé (Word doc.), including:
    • Education
    • Moderator experience
    • Every experience that you feel contributes to you as a moderator.
  • A video (1-2 minutes, in English) of yourself, including:
    • A scripted introduction, saying: “Welcome everybody, to the 2024 edition of REVOLUTION. This is the event that aims to take the international meetings & events industry to the next level. We do so by showing you the best of the best, by experimenting to learn and by giving rookies – like myself – a chance to build experience. I am … (state your name) and I will be your moderator.
      (Note: make it sound enthusiastic, like you are on stage at Revolution)
    • You telling us why you think that you are a talented EmCee.
    • What you think the ‘soul of great moderation’ is.
  • If available: pictures of you on stage.


In addition to the application, there’s a few rules:

  • Your English is good (although not native).
  • You have a maximum of 5 years of moderator-experience in your own country, and (almost) no international experience.
  • You are able and willing to pay for your own travel and stay.
  • You are available to be in Lithuania from 21-24 May 2024.


Apply now
  • Send in your application before january 26th
  • 15 candidates get selected for professional training
  • 3 candidates will moderate at the REVOLUTION Event

Aurimas Kamantauskas, CEO Rekurai

As event organisers, we are responsible for the evolution of the events, the new concepts, forms, content and the message that we convey to the audience through our creative solutions. It is the host of the event whose talent will determine how our message is conveyed and what the audience will take home with them. So every client or event organiser is looking for the best host who will do the job most impressively. Of course, alongside quality there is also the need for freshness. So this talent competition for event MCs is a very important part of the REVOLUTION Festival.

By organising the biggest summit for event organisers, I want to bring together innovative creators, trendsetters and experts to share their insights. It is important to create a dialogue, to gather relevant panel discussions, to review the best event ideas and to reward the best event organisers with the best event hosts.

So I look forward to welcoming talented event hosts from all over the world to Vilnius - to introduce themselves, to gain valuable cross-country experience and to showcase the main heroes and events of the REVOLUTION Ideas & Trends Festival. You are more than welcome to us help connect with your audience and shape the spread of the REVOLUTION message.

Aurimas Kamantauskas author Rytis Seskaitis
Dagvoorzitter Portret VIERKANT 14

Jan-Jaap In der Maur, CEO - senior moderator Masters in Moderation

At Masters in Moderation, we are devoted to bringing meetings & events to a next level. In promoting more interaction, engagement and fresh formats, we are always looking for new talent. Being a mentor to everyone with talent for moderation, MCing and facilitation is our way of driving the profession forward. It’s great to have found a partner in the REVOLUTION Festival, opening the stage for new faces.

Pictures Rytis Seskaitis and Mark van Welzenis