Now celebrating its ninth year, the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival (BEAF) features a compelling roster of international, national, and regional artists presenting and performing a wide variety of electronic music, visual art, and installation art. Electroacoustic composition, electropop, sound art, electronica, experimental hip-hop, noise, electronic dance, and ambient music are presented both in separate showcases and side by side. Taking place in downtown Bellingham and on the campus of Western Washington University, BEAF also includes lectures and panel discussions with leading artists and scholars, as well as a hands-on vintage synthesizer expo. Nestled on North Puget Sound between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, Bellingham is a beautiful place to experience a unique festival designed to open eyes, ears, and minds.