28-31 July 2021

Connectivity and diversity in music cognition

We are pleased to announce the 16th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition jointly organised with the 11th triennial conference of ESCOM to be held 28-31 July 2021.

The aim of the joint conference is to provide an interdisciplinary and intercultural platform for the dissemination of most recent developments in music cognition research. To offer inclusivity to researchers, the conference is organised across multiple hubs.

Special theme of the conference is 'connectivity and diversity in music cognition', highlighting intersubjectivity, individual differences, cross-cultural variation, and neurological as well as mind-body-environment connectivity. Submissions are welcomed that address music cognition in a broad sense. However, submissions that directly relate to the conference theme will be highlighted in the programme.

Conference registration is now open

Mode of participation and registration fee: The main delivery of the conference will be fully virtual. Depending on easing of lock-down restrictions, limited in-person participation may arise, but this may not be clear until quite close in time to the conference. Therefore registration will first of all be for fully virtual participation. The fee for virtual participation will be £40 or lower, for early bird registration, with reduced fees available for students and participants from low-income countries.

Global programme and networking: Special attention will be paid in the program to assure exchange and networking opportunities across locations, despite differences in time-zones.

Special features to enhance networking, discussion and social interaction will include: virtual coffee rooms, time reserved for discussions on groups of presentations on related topics, virtual poster sessions, virtual book fair, and social/musical events.

Contact e-mail: icmpc-escom2021@sheffield.ac.uk (see also contact information on the Organisers page)

ICMPC 2021 is supported by





Important dates:

Until 14 January 2021 Abstract submissions [now closed]

by 31 March 2021 Review outcomes

17 May 2021 Early bird and presentation registration deadline, and submissions for virtual social events

mid June 2021 Final conference programme

28-31 July 2021 ICMPC16-ESCOM11

Locations and virtual participation:

The conference locations were originally designed for in-person attendance. However, due to Covid-19, the primary mode of attendance is now planned to be virtual. The hubs will operate as facilitating the programme and discussions in different time-zones. Depending on developments, in-person attendance may become possible, although it is expected that, even if possible, the number of people that different locations can host is likely to be small.

Locations: Azerbaijan, Australia, Colombia, India, Mexico, Lithuania, Poland, UK, South Africa. Locations will collaborate to form a coherent global programme (see Program Outline)