About #DM40GB30

#DM40GB30 was a 3-day virtual symposium, celebrating Prince for 40 yrs of Dirty Mind & 30 yrs of Graffiti Bridge, on June 12, 13, & 14, 2020! 

We were so looking forward to the Prince #DM40GB30 Symposium in April. Then, COVID-19 happened and we had to postpone the original event. Eventually, we pivoted to a virtual experience instead, the weekend after Prince’s birthday.

We had 1,200 people register on the Hopin platform from 16 countries: US, UK, Netherlands, Canada, France, Australia, Germany, Spain, Russia, Peru, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Italy, and Ireland. We also had international speakers from the UK, the Netherlands, and Scotland. There was a steady state of 300 to 400 people at ALL times over the course of 3 days for approximately 8-9 hours per day.


Origin Story

In 2017, De Angela L. Duff was introduced to Mable Ivory by Deanna Martin in front of Webster Hall in NYC, after a Revolution performance. Spontaneously, they decided to grab some dinner. De Angela casually mentioned that she very much wanted to watch the Sign O’ The Times film together with some Prince friends in a small screening room at NYU. Mable responded, “Why do you want to do that, when it can be much bigger?” And that is how it all began.

De Angela owes immense gratitude to Mable for encouraging her to think on a grander scale and to Deanna for introducing her to Mable. With Ron Worthy also on board, the Peach + Black panel and screening was born within weeks.

In response to the reception of the event, De Angela realized that this work was important to the Prince community and for exposing new people to Prince’s full body of work.

The original peach + black panel of Zaheer Ali, Anil Dash, Miles Marshall Lewis, and Elliott Powell, moderated by De Angela herself, has convened in every Prince symposium that De Angela has created since. She is eternally grateful for their continued participation and Prince passion.

#DM40GB30 marks De Angela’s fourth Prince symposium. De Angela’s mission is to keep Prince’s name on the lips of the children and in constant and critical dialogue.

De Angela L. Duff, Symposium Creator

Past Symposia

Batdance Symposium (2019)

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Lovesexy Symposium (2018)

Cat Glover, Dr. Fink & Ingrid Chavez at Lovesexy Symposium. photo by Elena Olivo.
Cat Glover, Dr. Fink & Ingrid Chavez. photo by Elena Olivo.
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Betty Davis Symposium (2018)

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Sign O’ The Times Panel & Screening (2017) 

photo by Priana
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Many Thanks To Our Sponsors

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