The event is sponsored by the Talent Education Research Institute (the Suzuki Method organization in Japan). The theme this year is “The World will be One, Joined Together by Children Making Music.”
The last Suzuki Method World Convention took place in Melbourne, Australia, in 2009. The last World Convention to be held in Japan was in 1999, the year after Dr. Suzuki’s death.
World Conventions feature events for teachers and students alike, with lectures, concerts, lessons, and master classes. The 2013 Convention hopes to bring together Suzuki students from throughout the world to play and study together.
For more information, see the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention website.