The symposium will take place April 16-18, 2018, with the opening keynote on April 16 and all breakout sessions and plenary panels on April 17-18. There are additional events planned the days before and after.
The breakout sessions, community sessions, and first and last plenary panels are now at capacity, but we are pleased to announce we enlarged the audience for three events. Please keep checking this website soon and follow us on Twitter at #princefrommpls.
The events listed in color are open to the general public and require RSVP via this website.
Saturday, April 14, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, North Minneapolis Prince Day at UROC
Monday, April 16, Carlson Family Stage, Northrop
4:30 pm Doors open 5:00 pm Opening keynote by Jeff Chang and discussion with Daphne Brooks 7:00 pm Ends
8:30 am Coffee 9:00 am Introduction 9:15 am Plenary panel 1, on Minneapolis 11:30 am Community session 1 "Minnesota not-so-nice" and breakout sessions 12:45 pm Lunch 1:45 pm Community session 2 "Prince and visual identity: post-Purple Rain" and breakout sessions 3:00 pm Coffee 3:30 pm Community session 3 "Prince and the sweetness of black: the Minneapolis queer aesthetic" and breakout sessions 5:00 pm Plenary panel 2, "The Artist", in Willey Hall 175 (West Bank)
8:00 pm Reception at the Weisman Art Museum (across the Mississippi) only for symposium speakers and registered attendees
Wednesday, April 18, Humphrey School, Rarig Center, and neighboring buildings
9:00 am Coffee 9:30 am Community session 4, "Writing Prince (in)to Minneapolis" and breakout sessions 11:00 am Plenary panel 3, "Prince Alumni", in Willey Hall 175 (West Bank) 12:30 pm Lunch 1:45 pm Community session 5, "Theology of Prince" and breakout sessions 3:00 pm Coffee, in Rarig building first floor 3:30 pm Plenary panel 4, "Come", in Proscenium Theater, Rarig Center 5:00 pm Plenary panel 5, "Black", in Proscenium Theater, Rarig Center 6:15 pm Ends