A melting pot for fans, musicians, scholars, and journalists.
APRIL 26–29, 2018 AT MoPOP
The annual Pop Conference at MoPOP, first held in 2002, mixes together ambitious music writing of every kind, in an attempt to bring academics, critics, musicians, and dedicated fans into a collective conversation.
Please contact organizer Eric Weisbard to get involved.
Program Committee Members
José Anguiano (Cal State, Los Angeles); Sarah Dougher (Portland State University); Jasen Emmons (Museum of Pop Culture); Daniel Goldmark (Case Western Reserve University); writer, director, and activist dream hampton; Charles Hughes (Rhodes College); Tavia Nyong’o (Yale); Ann Powers (NPR); writer Laura Snapes; writer and music producer Andy Zax
About the Conference
The conference was held at MoPOP from 2002–2010, then traveled to UCLA in 2011; NYU in 2012; and simultaneously at USC, NYU, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Tulane University, and MoPOP in 2013; before returning to MoPOP as the sole venue in 2014. Three books of conference writing have been published: This Is Pop, Listen Again, and Pop When the World Falls Apart.
Questions? Email Questions? Email Pop_Conference@MoPOP.org