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• Royal Trux in conversation with Malcom Fraser
• Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite) in conversation with Michael Venus, co-presented by Never Apart
• William Basinski in conversation with Erin Gee
Juana Molina in conversation with Vic Galloway
• Artist talk with Moor Mother
• Beat-making master class with Lunice
• Panel discussion “Celebrating and Supporting Indigenous Resurgence, Past and Future”
• Panel discussion “Accountability, Industry and Community: Improving Music Scenes from the Inside Out”
• Panel discussion “Gentrification, the Venue Crisis and Sustainability of Music Communities”

In 2017, POP Symposium also launched a new quarterly workshop series called Lil’ Biz: affordable, full-day sessions hosted at Espace POP on a year-round basis. Each workshop consists of 4-5 presentations by community experts speaking on a variety of practical topics related to career development for emerging and independent artists. Topics have included PR, grants, taxes, SEO, publishing/copyright, touring.


• John Cale
• Wally Badarou
• Rough Trade Records
• Susan Rogers
• Hennesy Youngman
• Producing Change with FoxtrottMeryem Saci and APigeon
• Groundbreakers LIVE with Joe Namy and Sundus Abdul Hadi at the CCA
• DAIS creates with Sol Guy and Gavin Sheppard
• Combat Jack Show LIVE at Artgang
• Cookin’ Beats with High Klassified

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• “We Are the Medium” conversation between B+ and Coleman of the collective Mochilla
• A conversation with Jean Grae
• The first edition of POP Arcade presented by Miscellaneum Studios, Heroes Never Lose and Multijoueur
• A conversation with Andy Kim


• Recording workshop with Steve Albini
• Talk on quality of music recording with Jonathan Sterne and George Massenburg
• Artist talk with Phil Collins and Damon & Naomi
• A conversation with Danny Goldberg
Special events: • A cooking workshop with Steve Albini


• Artist’s Talk with Dan Graham
• A conversation between Glen O’Brien and Andrew “Noz” Nosnitsky, in collaboration with the SBC Gallery.
• A conversation with Tony Visconti
• A conversation with King Yellowman discussing How to Write a Love Letta


• A conversation between David Byrne and Win Butler
• Artists’ talk with Cory Arcangel, Howie Chen and Alan Licht
• A conversation between Venus X and Bear Witness
• A conversation between Jeannette Lee and Vivien Goldman
• A panel discussion with Vincent Morisset, Damian Taylor, Melissa Weigel (Moment Factory) and Navid Navab


• A conversation with Seymour Stein
• A conversation with The Raincoats
• A conversation between Tim Hecker and Grimes
• Art Spiegelman’s What the %&! Happened toComics?, in collaboration with the SBC Gallery.

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