The 48th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) will be hosted by Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington, coming to New Zealand for the first time.
At least 800 delegates from around the globe will gather to Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre in January 2025 to discuss and become acquainted with indigenous music and dance.
Brian Diettrich, Executive Board Member of ICTM and a member of the Wellington Advocate Network, said: “ICTM 2025 demonstrates the global value of music research and scholarship, including to the local economy and at a time when New Zealand universities have proposed reductions in music. By contrast, scholars of music and dance across the world will be congregating together in Wellington, speaking and singing the value of music globally.”
Business Events Wellington Manager Irette Ferreira says the conference win draws on both VUW’s and New Zealand’s long history of engagement with ICTM, plus the appeal of Wellington’s lively cultural scene.