8 a.m. — 9 a.m.

Opening Reception.

Where: Reser Loge

8:15 a.m. — 8:45 a.m.

Oregon State music instructor Ryan Biesack plays famous hip-hop drum beats as guests arrive.

9 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.

Dean Larry Rodgers

Welcome from College of Liberal Arts.

Where: Reser Loge

9:15 a.m. — 10 a.m.

Loren Kajikawa

Sounding Race in Hip Hop:
Loren Kajikawa of the department of musicology and ethnomusicology at the University of Oregon, with an introduction by Oregon State's popular music prgram director Dana Reason.
Where: Reser Loge

10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

FEATURED WORKSHOPS: Beat Making/Graffiti

By Oregon State music technology instructors Mike Gamble and Shawn Trail, and graffiti artists Kujorock and Kangokid.
Where: Reser Stadium, Ground Floor

10:15 a.m.​ — 11:30 a.m.

Many Mics:

Morning Panel with Mina Carson of Oregon State's School of History, Philosophy and Religion, and others.

     Chair: Mina Carson

     Salman Rana:

     "V-Nasty and the N-Word Norm: Critical Legal Pluralism in Hip Hop Culture"
Faculty of Law, McGill University).

     Sean Peterson:

     “Hip-Hop Without a DJ”: Authenticating The Roots in an Era of Sample-Based Hegemony.
     (School of Music, University of Oregon).

     S. ​Alex​ander Reed:

     “Who Was Allowed to Rap in the 1980s?: Advertising, Parody, and the Whitewashing of Hip-Hop”
     (School of Music, Ithaca College)​.

     Felicia Miyakawa:

     "​Canons, Digital Genealogies, and the Legacy of the RZA’s “Motherless Child”
     (Ph.D Independent Scholar).

     Where: Reser Loge

10:30 a.m.​ — 5:30 p.m. — Interactive Poster Sessions

     Where: Reser Loge

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

MC Lyte

Conversation with legendary rap artist MC Lyte with Bob Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.
Where: Club Level.

1:15 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Panel with Robert Thompson of Oregon State's School of Language, Culture and Society, and others.

​Chair: ​Robert Thompson

     Niel Scobie:

     “The Number One Set and Sound: Exploring Reggae Performative Techniques in the Music of KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions”
     (School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music, Carleton University)​.

     Sarah Hentges:

     "Teaching Interdisciplinary Hip Hop: Race, Class, Gender, Culture and Movements.
     (American Studies, University of Main, Augusta).

     Warrick Moses:

     "Blackface Is, Blackface Ain't: Examining Gestures of Appropriation by White South African Rap Group Die Antwoord ("The Answer")
     ​(African and African American Studies, Harvard).​

     Where: Reser Loge

3:00 p.m. —  4:00 p.m.

DJ Spooky
The DJ and author presents his multi-disciplinary work and new book "The Imaginary App" (MIT Press). Accompanied by Mike Gamble, (guitar) and Noah Jenkins (violin).
     Where: Reser Club

4:15 p.m. —  5:15 p.m.


Talk by Zapotec hip-hop artist, translated from Spanish by Lynn Stephen
Where: Reser Loge

5:15 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.

Break For Dinner


Where: Reser Club

*Be advised that this event may contain explicit content. Prohibited items include alcohol, glass containers, metal cans, firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind, explosives or flammable materials.  Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase inside the venue.

7:15 p.m. — 7:45 p.m.

Performance Hip Hop Association OSU/UO- B-Boys

8 p.m. — 8:45 p.m.

Mike Gao, hip-hop producer and performer from Los Angeles and instructor in Oregon State's popular music program.

9 p.m. — 9:45 p.m.

Performance by Portland hip-hop artist Illmaculate

10 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Headliner performance by Lil Flip