Registration is now open for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) biennial global conference, hosted by the US branch (IASPM-US) in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota (USA). The global conference has not been hosted in North America since 2007 and not in the US since 1993. The conference runs Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, 2023. The conference’s theme is “Popular Music in Crisis,” and the program features over 300 distinct presentations, plenaries, and workshops. Registration includes access to the full conference programming (7 or 8 concurrent panels over 5 days) and lunch on each day. A conference banquet and select Wednesday afternoon activities are available to registrants for an additional cost. Discounted registration is available to anyone experiencing financial hardships (including students, adjuncts, contingent, and unwaged scholars).
The conference has a discounted block of rooms available at the Graduate Minneapolis hotel, only a short walk from the conference location, or at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown. We have also secured dorm rooms on campus as a budget accommodation option. Please note that lodging in the Twin Cities is at a premium the weekend prior to the conference because of Taylor Swift’s performances on Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24.
Please see https://iaspm-us.wildapricot.org/IASPM-International-2023 for more information and to register. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis next month!
Andrew Mall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music