by Jeff Niesel
U2 isn’t just a rock band from Ireland. The group has been a cultural force for over three decades now and inspires the kind of worship that borders on fanaticism. This year, we’ll get to see just how much people can geek about the band when the annual U2 Conference rolls into town on April 26-27. The conference, which will take place at the Marriott Key Center and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, will feature a series of speakers who will talk about the band’s enduring influence and importance. “We are happy to welcome the U2 Conference to Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum,” says Dr. Lauren Onkey, vice president of Education and Public Programs at the Rock Hall, in a press release issued by the Rock Hall. “Engaging scholars and fans alike dovetails with the museum’s mission of encouraging global celebration and study of rock and roll music. We’re especially excited to showcase the incredible resources at the Rock Hall’s new Library and Archives to conference attendees.” Registration opens tomorrow. Find more info at www.U2conference.com.