To mark the eightieth birthday of one of the world’s most influential artists, the TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies will host a virtual symposium from May 22-24, 2021. The program features seventeen sessions spread across three days that include over fifty scholars, journalists, and musicians from around the world. They represent some of the most established names in Dylan scholarship as well as new voices offering fresh perspectives on how the music will continue to live and evolve in the future.
We will continue to update the program with more details–and reveal some additional keynote participants–on this site and across our social media platforms.
This program has been made possible by partners and donors both here in Tulsa and around the world. We are particularly grateful to George Kaiser Family Foundation, Neil and Sherry Zimmerman, and our collaborators at the University of Southern Denmark. Thanks to their support, we can offer a steeply discounted flat registration fee of $30 that will give you an all-access digital pass to the entire event. To support our efforts, please consider joining these sponsors in making a gift when you register. Note: We will not be able to offer refunds for Dylan@80 after May 17th.