Call For Papers – 43rd ICTM World Conference 2015

You are cordially invited to participate in the 43rd ICTM World Conference, which will be held between 16 and 22 July 2015 at
the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana, Kazakhstan. The ICTM World Conference is the leading international venue for the presentation of new research on music and dance. Many new initiatives emerge at World Conferences and, perhaps even more crucially, discussion at these meetings helps us shape our ongoing work. A successful World Conference—like that in Shanghai, China, in July of 2013—is a truly stimulating place to be and a chance to meet music scholars from all over the world.


The deadline for submitting proposals for individual papers, panels, film/video sessions, forums/roundtables, and workshops is 30
September 2014.
To send your proposal, please use the following online submission form:

Please note that the only valid method for sending proposals is through the online submission form quoted above. Do not submit
your abstract to the Programme Committee, the Local Arrangements Committee, or the Secretariat.

Arriving in Astana

Getting to Kazakhstan by air is easy. There are many international direct flights going to Astana every day from London, Frankfurt, Vienna, Istanbul, Moscow, Kiev, Minsk, Beijing, Seoul, and Urumqi, operated by airlines such as Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot, Ukraine Airlines, Etihad, and Austrian Airlines.

Many countries can enter Kazakhstan without a visa. For updates on visa requirements, please see the relevant section at the complete Call for

More information

For more information, please see the complete Call for Papers at
If you have any questions, please feel free to write to the Co-Chairs of the Programme Committee:

Looking forward to seeing you in Astana!

Kind regards,

Tim Rice and Razia Sultanova, Co-Chairs of the Programme Committee of the 2015 ICTM World Conference.