The U2 Conference, in partnership with The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University, Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, and the Ulster Museum of the National Museums of Northern Ireland will meet 13-15 June 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for academic and general audience sessions on the theme U2: POPVision.
As a conference theme, U2: POPVision invites investigating, articulating and critiquing the guiding visions specific to U2’s Pop era of 1997-98 for their efficacy then and now, as U2 moves into its era of Songs of Innocence and Experience. POPVision, as the conference’s theme, also welcomes an examination of popular music’s power to cast visions that shape its own narrative and construct and complicate larger cultural conversations, in which U2’s visions have long been engaged.
The Keynote Speakers for the U2 Conference 2018 will be Catherine Owens and Stuart Bailie. More details here.
Thank you to Beth Nabi for the U2 Conference logo art. Please see The U2 Conference Art by Beth Nabi.
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