From 21-24 November 2013, more than 1,000 people engaged with the 5th IMC World Forum on Music (WFM5), which turned the newly refurbished building of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and its direct surroundings into a vibrant and truly global meeting place for all things music. Over 600 registered for WFM5 and/or one or more of its twelve satellite conferences, and another 400+ were involved as partners, performers, presenters, panellists, chairs, organisers, or working behind the scenes.
International delegates have written in characterising WFM5 as ‘superb’, a ‘wonderful gathering’, an ‘outstanding success’ with a ‘great program’ that ‘allowed excellent opportunities for discussing issues which one normally doesn’t find time for contemplating’ at a ‘level of discussion as good as anywhere in the world’ while making an ‘enormous contribution to the increasingly fringe-less arts scene in Brisbane.’
For the many people across the world who have not been able to attend the World Forum on Music in person due to distance, expense, or Australian visa regulations, we have recorded the most striking sessions. Some of these have already been live-streamed, but in order to ensure continued access, this conference website is being redeveloped to feature photos, key texts, and full videos of key sessions.