As part of NAFCo 2012 two academic conferences will be held at the University of Ulster, Magee campus, Derry/Londonderry between June 27th and July 1st. The NAFCo Conference theme is ‘Ón gCos go Cluas/From Dancing to Listening’ and the DRFI Conference theme is ‘Connecting Communities through Dance’. Keynote addresses will be given by Neil Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus, Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Editor of Transforming Tradition and of key works on Bluegrass music and Judy Van Zile, Professor of dance at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.