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The University of North Texas Music Library is pleased to announce and host “Press Start”: A Video Game Music Symposium to be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 held by the University of North Texas College of Music in Denton, Texas. This symposium will be held in-person and registration will be required to attend. For those who cannot attend in-person, the event will be streamed live. We are excited to welcome Akash Thakkar (https://www.akashthakkar.com/) as our keynote speaker.

We are accepting proposals for paper presentations and poster presentations on all aspects of sound and music in video games. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. Papers will be twenty minutes in length followed by a ten-minute question and answer period. Proposals of no more than 500 words should be submitted as a single PDF file or Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx) to https://unt.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3h2jadxGrC5cS1g by October 31, 2021. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance into the program by November 5, 2021. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously, so please remove identifying information from the abstract itself. Should your paper or poster be accepted, there is availability for need-based travel funding.

The University of North Texas is located in Denton approximately twenty-five miles north of DFW International Airport. To learn more about our College of Music, please visit https://music.unt.edu/. To learn more about our Music Library, please visit https://library.unt.edu/music/.

While the UNT campus is reopening fully in the fall, we realize there is still a great deal of uncertainty regarding travel and the day-to-day operations of universities. We have every hope that an in-person conference will proceed as planned but are prepared to move the conference fully online. Such a decision will be made and announced with as much notice as possible. 
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