U2CON 2013

The U2 Conference held its second meeting for an international gathering of scholars, critics, teachers, and fans in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 26-27, 2013.

Featured speakers were Steve Averill, Bill Carter, Jim Henke, Brian O’Neal, John Gorman, and U2 tribute band Unforgettable Fire.

The theme for the 2013 U2 Conference was “U2:TRANS-,” indicating an interest in exploring how U2 has gone across, over, and beyond boundaries in rock and roll, and works toward making moments of passing through or crossing over possible for fans as well as for the band itself.

TRANS-” concepts such as transform, transgress, translate, and transcend were just some of the focus for the program sessions. Parallel sessions designed for both academic and mainstream audiences were open to all attendees. We were pleased to have @U2’s assistance in programming the mainstream audience sessions.

* Read what attendees had to say on the Guest Reports 2013 page.

* See all the pics from the weekend in our Flickr U2Con2013 Set.

* Check out all the reports, videos, and more coverage from our partner site @U2’s events page for the U2 Conference.

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