Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Seattle Center
April 26–29 All Ages
At this annual pointy-headed music-nerd conference, which was started in 2002, academics, critics, artists, and hardcore fans come together to hear panels on a broad theme relating to the art form that connects them all. This year's theme is "What Difference Does It Make? Music and Gender," with panels about everything from "Rethinking Lesbian Sound" to "Mansplaining" (featuring The Stranger's Sean Nelson), and from "Women at the Foundations of Rock Writing" to "Black Male Interiority." Thursday's keynote will be "Music, Activism, and the #MeToo #TimesUp Moment."