International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

World Conference submission deadline extended to 28 April 2024

ICTMD has extended the submission deadline to 28 April 2024 due to requests by members organizing proposals. 

The International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance will hold its 48th World Conference from 9–15 January 2025 in Wellington, New Zealand. The event is hosted by Victoria University of Wellington at the new Wellington Convention Centre. The conference will bring together scholars and artists from across the globe to the vibrant capital of New Zealand. In addition to outdoor workshops, concerts, and excursions, a special summit on Indigenous music and dance is planned.  January is a fantastic time to visit New Zealand and take advantage of the southern hemisphere summer. 

Virtual participation is welcomed for those unable to travel. The conference will include both in-person and online presentations.   

We cordially invite you, your colleagues, and students to take part in the conference.  Participants may submit a research paper, panel, roundtable, film, performance, or workshop.  

Conference Themes:

  1. Indigenous Peoples’ Music and Dance
  2. Environment, Place, Displacement, and Relocation
  3. Translation, Inclusivity, Reception
  4. Dance, Movement, Gesture, Embodiment
  5. Technologies of Sound, Music, Movement, and Dance 
  6. Alternative Approaches and Methods to Research, Education, and Knowledge Dissemination
  7. New Research

Abstracts to take part in the conference are due by 28 April 2024

Details on the conference themes and how to submit are found here:

You can find more information on pages 4–7 of the most recent Bulletin of the ICTMD:

Please do get in touch directly for any questions, and we look forward to seeing you at ICTMD 2025!

Programme Committee Co-Chairs:
Marcia Ostashewski (Canada)
Kirsty Gillespie (Australia)

Local Arrangements Chair:
Brian Diettrich (New Zealand)