20 Years of MoPOP: Pop Conference Engages Music Community
To celebrate 20 years of the Museum of Pop Culture, we're highlighting 20 of the most notable moments from MoPOP's history. For our nonprofit museum's seventh milestone, we're highlighting Pop Conference.
The annualMoPOPPop Conference, first held in 2002and annually ever since, mixesambitiousdiscoursewith a unique mix ofacademics, critics, musicians, and dedicated fans,brought together in collective conversation by the love of music to share their high-quality work with an unusually engaged community. Open to the public, participants who live and breathe pop music engage each other and audiences with work that epitomizes intellectual insight, creative risk, and stylistic experimentation.
This year’s conference, focused on popular music and youth across generations, is being reimagined as an online conference to be held over three weeks in mid-late September. Leading up to the virtual event this fall, MoPOP has been hosting a series of virtual teaser events centered around the Pop Con 2020 theme "Forever Young."