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First-Ever Phish Conference Coming To OSU

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If you’ve ever yearned to discuss the scholarly aspects of the rock band, Phish, Oregon State University will accommodate.

A weekend-long academic conference will be held at OSU May 17th through the 19th

Co-organizer Chryss Allaback says this is the first one dedicated to the band, featuring a variety of perspectives from many different fields.

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Conference co-organizer (and suspected Phish fan), Chryss Allaback.

“Communications, philosophy, economics, religion, all these sorta different disciplines come together," Allaback tells KLCC.  "All sort of use Phish as a lens to analyze our culture, our humanity, our subcultures.”

Official sessions range from The Neuroscience of the Jam, to The Role of Phish in Jewish Clergy Spiritual Development.

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