Information for Attendees

All parts of this conference are free and open to all! We ask that all attendees (presenters too) register on our Eventbrite page so we can make sure to have an accurate count of attendees and provide you with name tags and access to campus buildings.

Register by clicking on the purple button in the sidebar.

We have written some promotional descriptions of the events at various lengths and with different focuses. Please feel free to use when emailing or posting on social media about the conference.

Our goal for the two days we have together is to enliven our conversation, creativity, and commitment to sounding for sanctuary and against precarity. In order to do this, we will do our best to make an inclusive safer space where we all feel encouraged to sound with fierceness and sensitivity, and to listen loudly with empathy, respect, and a desire to engage. We want to encourage everyone who participates, be it as presenter or audience, respect each others’ identities, backgrounds, and boundaries while also actively working to make a culture of conversation where we can embrace the complexity and difficulty that these topics are likely to bring to the fore.

We also ask all participants to support each other and be present as much as possible throughout the events. Please also remember that our listening community will include affected community members, artists, activists, scholars, students, and a mix of curious New Yorkers, and we want to form connections together through as much shared language and humanity as possible, so we hope that you will build bridges to community in your work and discussions throughout the conference.

Concerts logistics: Merche Blasco, blasco.mer (at) gmail [dot] com
Housing: D Baron, derekibaron (at) gmail [dot] com
Panels logistics: Daphne Carr, daphnegacarr (at) gmail [dot] com or six four six-398-zero86nine
General inquiries: nyumusicconference (at) gmail [dot] com

Our daytime panels happen in Silver Building room 320, which is equipped with a large screen television and a podium that is wired for audio/visual through a VGA cable (the room speakers are excellent). Mac users, please bring your converter (dongle) for your laptop. If you have additional tech needs or concerns: email

Our conference is located in buildings around Washington Square, which is accessible by many forms of public transport. A full range of possibilities is found here:

Most conference events will take place on the second and third floors of the NYU Silver Center. There is an accessible entrance on the Washington Place side, which will be open on both Friday and Saturday. On Friday only, the Waverly Place entrance will also be open; this entrance has a set of heavy pull doors, followed by three steps up and another heavy pull door. Elevators are accessible from either the Washington Place or the Waverly Place entrance.

Other events will take place on the 7th floor of Bobst Library in the Avery Fisher Center, accessible by elevator. The library entrance has both revolving doors and swinging doors. Check in with your photo ID and/or conference program at the security desk on the right.

Inline image 1Inline image 1Map showing the Washington Square area, with the conference locations highlighted: Silver/Waverly Building at the northeast corner of the park (Waverly Place) and Bobst Library (Washington Square South)

NYU security is quite rigorous with its entry policies, so we will ask that everyone carry their photo ID with them while traveling to various campus buildings. We will be providing security with a list of all attendees names and security will be given information about our events so they will be aware of and able to direct you to the correct places. We will also endeavor to provide walk-alongs for anyone who does not want to show ID or engage directly with security.

We are excited to provide free breakfast and lunch for conference participants and attendees. Coffee and tea will be available throughout both days, with bagels and a gluten-free option in the mornings. Lunch on Friday, provided by Woke Foods, will be entirely vegan with gluten-free options. Lunch on Saturday will be provided by Taste of Persia with vegan and gluten-free options available.

For those looking for nearby hotels, the conference team recommends the Washington Square Hotel and the W New York Union Square.

If you have some extra time while you’re in New York, the conference committee also recommends visiting An Incomplete History of Protest, an exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street). General admission will get you into all exhibits: $25 adults; $18 seniors and students; free for visitors 18 and under. There are no additional fees.