The U2 Conference brings together scholars, students, fans, critics, artists, authors and historians for furthering our critical appreciation of the music, work and influence of U2. Our gatherings are as communal and experiential as they are educational.

The U2 Studies Network supports academic and general interests in learning more about U2. Everyone is welcome to read, share and ask research questions on the U2 Studies network blog and consult the U2 Studies bibliography.

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Scott Calhoun created the U2 Conference in 2009 and maintains this site.

The U2 Conference most recently met on 13-15 June 2018, in Belfast at Queen’s University, with partnerships with The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, the National Museums of Northern Ireland, and Fitzroy Presbyterian Church.

Sessions were designed to appeal to academic and general audiences on the theme U2: POPVision. Please see the U2CON 2018 page for more information on the theme.

An overview of the keynote speakers, special guests and sessions is on the media info page and a detailed program schedule is here.

The U2 Conference logo and site design by Beth Nabi.