The SMI's 16th annual postgraduate students' conference was held as a joint event with the Irish National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music. It took place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2023, hosted by the School of Music, University College Dublin. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, this was the first campus-based in-person SMI and ICTM-IE postgraduate conference since January 2020.

The presentation of the biennial Harry White Doctoral Prize, inaugurated in 2020, took place during the event and, as with previous SMI and ICTM-IE postgraduate conferences, the programme included a Careers Forum and a dedicated session featuring prize-winners of the annual CHMHE competition for undergraduate dissertations. The keynote paper was given by Dr Tim Summers (Royal Holloway, University of London): Awkward Questions for Musicologists or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Video Game Music.

The conference programme is available here.