The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host a conference on U2 on April 26th and 27th.
The two-day conference features programming for fans, students and scholars. It will include Eight mainstream sessions and nearly 30 presentations based on the work of academics. Conference creator and director Scott Calhoun says, "Everyone is welcome. Whether you come in tweed or leather, do vinyl or download, you'll connect with people who want to talk about U2 and find new ways to be better fans."
The U2 Conference will be held at both the Marriott Key Center in Cleveland as well as in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater. National Public Radio (NPR) music critic Ann Powers will deliver the keynote address and will be joined by other music industry folks, including Jim Henke, the former vice president and chief curator at the Hall.