44th ICTM World Conference, 13-19 July 2017

    You are cordially invited to attend the 44th ICTM World Conference, which will be held from 13 to 19 July 2017 at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, Ireland.

    The venue is located right on the banks of the River Shannon in a scenic and environmentally friendly campus. The Academy recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary and is home to a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that relate to the study and practice of music, song, and dance in a variety of scholarly, applied, educational, arts practice, festive arts, and clinical contexts. During the conference, the 70th anniversary of the Council will be celebrated.

    NEWS 23 April 2017: Please note that only a small amount of tickets for excursions remain.

    The Conference REGISTRATION page is reached through this link.

    The delegate registration fee includes access to the conference sessions, tea/coffee breaks on each day (except Sunday) and the Welcome Reception on Thursday, 13th of July.
    Early Bird Fees:-
    Early Bird ICTM Member Fee                  €199.00
    Early Bird Student Fee                             €99.00

    Regular Fees:-
    Regular ICTM Member Fee                     €299.00
    Regular Student Fee                                €169.00

    Proof of full time student status required at time of online registration. A scanned copy of a letter from your institution confirming your student status should be emailed to inbound@limericktravel.ie.

    One Day Fee                                         €125.00
    This fee includes access to the conference sessions and tea/coffee break on one day only.  Lunch is not included.

    The Early bird fee applies to bookings received on or before 11th of April 2017.
    The regular fee applies to bookings received after 11th April 2017
    One Day Registration – Please advise at the time of registration which day you will attend.


    Travel and Accommodation details can be found on the menu buttons to the right.

    NOTES for presenters at the Conference. Tech details etc. Click on this link to download the information pdf.

    Information for those wanting to book an exhibition space to sell books, CDs etc please contact Tony Langlois directly.


    Preliminary Programme of the 44th ICTM World Conference

    It is our pleasure to announce the publication of the Preliminary Programme of the 44th ICTM World Conference, online at the following website:

    UPDATED PROGRAMME as of 28 March 2017: http://ictmusic.org/ictm2017/programme

    At this time, not all information is in place (e.g., names and chairs of all sessions), but it will be added in the weeks and months to come. Please check the contents of the Programme regularly, as it is likely that changes will occur due to inevitable cancellations and reschedules.

    For any questions or comments, please contact us at the e-mail address ictm2017pc@ictmusic.org.


    Deadline for submission of proposals was the 30 September 2016 and is now closed.

    Programme Committee

    Mohd Anis Md Nor (Co-Chair) email: anisnor55@gmail.com
    Stephen Wild (Co-Chair) email: saw151@bigpond.com
    Anne von Bibra Wharton
    Miguel A. García
    David Harnish
    Níall Keegan
    Jean Kidula
    Colin Quigley
    Svanibor Pettan (ex officio)
    Susana Sardo
    J. Lawrence Witzleben

    Local Arrangements Committee

    Catherine Foley (Co-Chair)
    Colin Quigley (Co-Chair)
    Jennifer de Brún
    Aileen Dillane
    Aoife Granville
    Sandra Joyce
    Níall Keegan
    Tony Langlois (exhibition spaces and merchandise)
    Mats Melin
    Orfhlaith Ni Bhríain

    Local Arrangements

    The host city of Limerick is a compact and accessible city with lots on offer for visitors. Built on the banks of the majestic river Shannon, Limerick’s origins date from at least the 812 Viking settlement. In the twelfth century, the city was redesigned by the Normans and this architecture is represented in St. John’s Castle, a major tourist attraction in the city today. In medieval times, Limerick was the seat of the Kingdom of Thomond, which gives its name to the city’s rugby stadium.

    Limerick City and its surrounding areas in the West of Ireland provide many opportunities for encountering traditional music and dance. It is convenient to some of the heartlands of Irish traditional music. It is home to significant numbers of new immigrants whose musical traditions have become a feature of cultural life in the region.

    The University of Limerick is located 4 kilometres from Limerick City, which is easily accessible. Shannon Airport is just 25 kilometres from the university. There are direct airport buses connecting both Shannon and Dublin airports with the university. Shannon, whilst more convenient, normally requires travellers to connect through Paris or London for onward travel. Flight connections to the US are excellent from Shannon. Flight connections from Dublin are excellent to Europe, and travel from Dublin to Limerick convenient by both bus and rail.

    The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance was established at the University of Limerick in 1994 with the creation of the first Chair of Music. Under the direction of its Founder and Director, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, it has grown from its initial formation as a centre for postgraduate research in music and dance to an academy comprised of two undergraduate programmes, eleven taught postgraduate programmes and two PhD tracks. Encompassing a wide range of specializations from Irish traditional music and dance to classical strings, ethnochoreology, ethnomusicology, chant and ritual song, community music, music therapy, and music education among others, it has in excess of 300 students from over 30 different countries. The Irish World Academy works closely with a network of international scholarship through its visiting worldrenowned scholars, external examiners and co-supervisors and through its shared research and teaching programmes across the globe. It also engages with musicians, singers and dancers locally, nationally, and internationally. Not surprisingly, intercultural exchange and interaction in music, song and dance is an increasing phenomenon.

    For information about Local arrangements please contact:

    Louise Mulcahy
    Limerick Travel, Bedford Row, Limerick V94 NNPO, Ireland
    Tel: +353 61 204432
    Fax: +353 61 416336
    Email: inbound@limericktravel.ie

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