Friday, October 25, 2013

Conference Conference Conference

There are three oustanding conferences coming up later this year - so far I am only able to go to one of them but I would desperately love to go to all of them. Here they are:

The Conference of the International Assocation for the Study of Popular Music is being held at the Queensland Conservatorium with Griffith University being the host. This is the annual conference for the association and is being held from 24 to 26 November 2013. I have registered to attend - not as a presenter this year, just as an audience member. You can find out all about it here.

This conference looks amazing too! It is being held from 21 November to 26 November 2013, again in Brisbane. It is being held concurrently with IASPM NZ and it is possible to register for both conferences for a reduced fee. The key speakers and musicians look very informative and entertaining. Said to be the most comprehensive and unconventional music conference in the world, other activities on the program include performances and picnic under the stars, an electronic underwater music performance and the 1001 voices YouTube project for those that cant attend but are wishing to express what they see as the future for music, as well as many other events. Please head to their website to find out more information. 

This conference is dedicated to digital activism. It is being held in Melbourne on 6 November 2013. The list of speakers looks fantastic with representatives from many non profits coming together to discuss strategies and the impact of online campaigning. There is a limit to the number of people they will allow in attendance - participants need to complete an application form and have their registration approved prior to paying the conference fee. This looks fabulous - I hope I can make it. More information is available here.

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