Guests included Sheila Whiteley, Bill Bruford and Barney Hoskyns (on his new book on Led Zeppelin), and a number of past and present Salford postrgrads presented papers.
Panels included a presentation by the Salford postgrads currently working on the David Sanjek Archive.
Message from Matt Brennan, Chair IASPM-UK/Ireland:
On behalf of the new IASPM-UK/Ireland executive committee, I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone involved in making the 2012
conference in Salford such a wonderful success. Thanks in particular in Professor George McKay and all those at the University of Salford
for their hard work, excellent hospitality, and for providing a great venue to hold the conference. It must have been a particular challenge due to the sad passing of Professor David Sanjek late last year, but I think everyone will agree that he would have been pleased that the conference went ahead so swimmingly and with such a great variety of speakers, intellectual debate, and the friendliness that characterises IASPM as an organisation.