The next conference of the Society for Minimalist Music will occur September 24-26 at the University of Turku and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Once again we will be discussing where the following conference will be in 2017, again in the U.S. this time (we alternate between Europe and America). We are not without ideas and offers, but we would like to have some solid alternatives to vote among, and it’s not at all too early to begin preparations. As I’ve written before, it is difficult to find a school here with enough music faculty interested in the subject to provide support; European sponsors are more easily found. If there’s a chance that your organization would be interested in hosting it, please contact me or indicate your interest in a comment below. For those of us involved, this conference has been central to our academic (and social) lives since it began at the University of Bangor, Wales, in 2007. It’s not only a lot of fun, but a predictably mind-blowing experience.