Deadlines

March 1, 2018 NEW! earlier date: Early Bird Registration Rate Begins (Members Only)
May 1, 2018 NEW! earlier date:
Official Showcase Applications Open
Scholarship Applications Open
Connecting Folk Applications Open
Press Credential Applications Open
May 31, 2018 Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
June 1, 2018 Summer Registration Rate Begins
Official Showcase Application Price Increases
July 1, 2018 Volunteer Applications Open
August 1, 2018 Private Showcase Presenter Applications Open
Official Showcase Application Price Increases
August 15, 2018 NEW! earlier date: Official Showcase Applications Due at 5pm CST
August 31, 2018 Summer Registration Rate Ends
September 1, 2018 Fall Registration Rate Begins*
September 17, 2018 Official Showcase Artists Notified
September 30, 2018 Artist Scholarship Applications Close
October 1, 2018 Official Showcase Artists Announced Publicly
October 19, 2018 Official Showcase Artists Scheduled
November 30, 2018 Fall Registration Rate Ends*
December 1, 2018 Winter Registration Rate Begins*
January 7, 2019 Member Voted Best of 2018 Awards - Voting Opens
January 18, 2019 Member Voted Best of 2018 Awards - Voting Closes
February 12, 2019 Winter Registration Rate Ends at 5pm CT*
February 13, 2019 Walk Up 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 (Summer Rate) is offered; during the Winter Rate period the Fall Rate applies. No additional discount is offered during the Early Bird period.