2024 Pop Conference: Legacy! Legacy! Music, collections and archives

Thursday, March 7, 2024Saturday, March 9, 2024

(All day)

University Park Campus, Various Locations

What do musicians, bands, critics and fans leave behind once they’ve exited the building? How do we remember, or forget, music scenes? What is left to remember of the different ways they’ve shaped and moved worlds? What do we do with a multitude of legacies living in the present… and how do we shape the legacies we hope to leave behind?

Now in its 22nd year, the annual Pop Conference is the premier music writing and pop music event. Every year, Pop Conference features leading scholars, journalists, writers, and musicians engaging in insightful dialogues around a wealth of pop music topics. This year’s conference theme, “Legacy! Legacy! Music, Collections, and Archives,” invites us to explore a wide range of ideas and concepts related to the idea of legacy in popular music, and the transforming meaning of music archives and collections, as well as the power of legacies, and how we remember the musical past.

Events will include: 

  • Panels and roundtables 
  • Mentorship sessions 
  • Keynote speakers
  • Reception
  • Other special events

Click here for a look at the full schedule. 

All events are scheduled on USC’s Los Angeles University Park campus. All times listed are PST. Some events may be recorded/livestreamed. On-site registration begins at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, and at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9.

Open to the public and free admission with conference registration.