Society for Musicology in Ireland: 18th Annual Plenary Conference (Online)

18th Annual Plenary Conference: 29ā€“31 October 2020

Hosted Online by the School of Music, University College Dublin.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Julian Johnson, Royal Holloway, University of London

In light of the continuing uncertainty arising from Covid-19, the organizing committee of the SMI Plenary Conference, which will take place between 29 and 31 October 2020, has decided to host this as a virtual (online) event. We have taken this decision with regret, but restrictions on large gatherings in University College Dublin (which will remain at least until the new year) have made it impossible to do otherwise. Nevertheless, we are confident that SMI2020 will prove to be a stimulating and enjoyable conference, and to that end we would like to bring the following new arrangements to your attention.  

The conference will be hosted in real time, following a standard conference format as closely as possible, from the morning of Thursday 29 October to the late afternoon of Saturday 31 October 2020

The programme will include plenary and parallel sessions, a keynote address by Professor Julian Johnson (Royal Holloway, University of London), and scheduled social gatherings, during which delegates can informally engage with each other.

During the sessions, delegates will deliver live twenty-minute presentations, after which there will be an opportunity for discussion, convened by the chair. Participants will be invited to contribute questions and comments via a chat function.

As a result of these new arrangements, the committee is pleased to confirm that the registration fee will be waived for all delegates.

We hope very much that this decision will encourage participants to support the conference and their fellow delegates as vigorously as possible.

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