From the conference’s official site:
As a key part of the unique celebration of the Home of Metal the conference will explore, debate and celebrate the significant themes and origins of Heavy Metal.
Over four days experts and academics will engage with the origins of the popular music genre of heavy metal and its formation in the industrial areas of Birmingham and the Black Country, UK. The conference is part of the Home of Metal, a unique celebration of the birthplace of Metal music featuring exhibitions, a film programme, open days and community based events.
We hope the Home of Metal Conference will offer Metal enthusiasts, academics and metallectuals a precious and exciting opportunity to share ideas on this important subject. The conference and the broader Home of Metal programme will give you a wonderful experience through debate, dialogue, demonstration and exhibition of the intangible heritage of Metal.
The Home of Metal Conference is a Capsule project in association with the University of Wolverhampton and supported by Marketing Birmingham and Light House.
Please visit www.homeofmetal.com for further information.