Deadlines for the 2018 Conference

 Site updates for the 2019 conference in Montréal are underway. Some information may be outdated, check back soon for updates.

May 15, 2017NEW! earlier date - 30th Anniversary Member Special - additional $30 off Early Bird rate!
May 30, 2017NEW! earlier date - Conference Registration Opens
Official Showcase Applications Open ($30)
Scholarship Applications Open
July 11, 2017Official Showcase Application Price Increases to $40
July 30, 2017Private Showcase Presenter Applications Open
Volunteer Applications Open
Press Credential Applications Open
Aug. 29, 2017Early Bird Registration Prices End
Aug. 30, 2017Fall Registration Rate Begins*
Official Showcase Application Price Increases to $50
Sept. 13, 2017NEW! earlier date - Official Showcase Applications Due at 5pm CST
Oct. 16, 2017Official Showcase Artists Notified
Oct. 30, 2017Official Showcase Artists Announced Publicly
Nov. 2, 2017Lifetime Achievement Awards - Voting Opens
Nov. 13, 2017Official Showcase Artists Scheduled
Nov. 16, 2017Lifetime Achievement Awards - Voting Closes
Nov. 29, 2017Fall Registration Rate Ends*
Nov. 30, 2017Winter Registration Rate Begins*
Dec. 13, 2017Member Voted Best of 2017 Awards - Voting Opens
Dec. 20, 2017Member Voted Best of 2017 Awards - Voting Closes
Jan. 29, 2018Winter Registration Rate Ends at 5pm CT*
Jan. 30, 2018Final Registration Rate Begins*

*As in past years, all Official Showcase artist applicants and international delegates (who incur substantial flight costs from outside North America) receive a discounted registration at the earlier rate once Early Bird pricing ends. For example: during the Fall Rate period the previous rate (Early Bird) rate is offered; during the Winter Rate period the Fall Rate applies. No additional discount is offered during the Early Bird period.

Mission Statement

The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance.

Additional Conference Events

2019 FAI Conference

DATE: February 13-17, 2019

LOCATION:  Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

UPCOMING DEADLINES:  Early Bird member registration ends May 31, 2018