Deadlines for the 2017 Conference

June 1NEW! earlier date - Registration Opens
June 15NEW! earlier date - Official Showcase Applications Open
July 5Volunteer Applications Launch
Aug. 1Private Showcase Host Applications Open / Official Showcase Application price increases to $40
Aug. 31NEW! earlier date - Early Bird Prices End
Sept. 1Fall Rate Starts* / Scholarship Applications Open
Oct. 3Official Showcase Applications Due
Oct. 11Final Jury Decision
Oct. 17Official Showcase Artists Notified
Oct. 24Official Showcase Artists Must Confirmed
Oct. 31Official Showcase Artists Announced
Nov. 14Official Showcase Artists Scheduled
Nov. 30NEW! earlier date - Fall Registration Rate Ends*
Dec. 1NEW! earlier date - Winter Registration Rate Starts*
Dec. 13Member Voted Awards - Ballot Opens
Dec. 19Member Voted Awards - Ballot Closes
Jan. 31, 2017NEW! earlier date - Winter Registration Rate Ends*
Feb. 1, 2017NEW! earlier date - Final Registration Rate Starts*

*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 Fall Rate period the previous (Early Bird) rate is offered; During the Winter Rate period the Fall Rate applies. No 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

2017 FAI Conference

DATE: February 15-19, 2017

LOCATION: Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City, MO, USA