IASPM D-A-CH hosts a biennial three-days-conference (every even year) that takes place alternately in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This conference is the main academic event of IASPM D-A-CH and generally brings together many members of IASPM D-A-CH and international colleagues to discuss current and topical research. The conferences, with a specific topic, are open to all scholars interested in Popular Music Research.

During the conferences, the Maria Hanáček award is awarded to the best presentation by doctoral researchers.

In 2020, Beate Flath and Christoph Jacke will host the next IASPM D-A-CH conference in Paderborn.


The 3. IASPM D-A-CH Conference was held in Berne 18-20 October 2018 under the umbrella theme “Pop- Power-Positions”. Watch Videos of the Panels and Papers, read the German language student conference reports and listen to podcasts here