Since 2002…

The Pop Conference has been recognized as one of the foremost gatherings of pop music minds in the U.S. and beyond. Here is a sampling of the press coverage the Pop Con has earned through those years. 


“Steve Perry recently took part in a keynote panel at Pop Conference 2019 on how music makers and writers confront loss and grief…”


The Stranger

“The EMP Pop Conference is a solid example of intellectualizing art without squashing the abilities of everyman-creation…”

Seattle Magazine

” Perhaps the best-kept secret in annual Seattle events is MoPOP’s Pop Conference…”



“… the conversations that took place last weekend will affect the ways you hear and read about music.”