The 2018 conference broke attendance records for the fourth straight year as we celebrated FAI’s 30th anniversary. With 2,855 attendees (including 1,109 first-timers!) from 35 countries, our event continues to be the largest folk family gathering in the world.
Over five days at the Westin Crown Center, together we experienced hundreds of curated programs and events and literally thousands of performances (including 180 Official Showcases).
We are as strong as the company we keep and we are inspired by the growth of this community and the tremendous warmth felt during our week-long family gathering of artists, entrepreneurs, executives, and folk music fans. We especially say THANK YOU to the 231 volunteers who donated 4,389 hours to assist in the production of the conference. It would not be possible without them.
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