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Heartland: U2’s Looking For American Soul
An International Virtual U2 Conference For Scholars And Fans
October 18 – 24, 2020

U2 loves, lives in and leverages America, all while feeling free to critique, correct and create America. Though U2 has journeyed — at times uneasily — through an America of pulsating metropolis, rugged heartland and shining sea, it still hasn’t found what it’s looking for: American soul.

Join fans, students and scholars for a week of online conversations and critical inquiry into U2’s history of looking for America’s soul. Using the virtual conference platform Whova, we’ll have a variety of formats for attendees to engage in presentations, connect with each other and enjoy the conference community at different times throughout the week.


The U2 Conference brings scholars, fans, students, critics, artists, and authors together for furthering a critical understanding and appreciation of the music, work and influence of U2 and U2 fandom. Our meetings provide opportunities for learning, sharing research, and making personal and professional connections.

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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.


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

The U2 Conference logo and site design by Beth Nabi.