Schedule-at-a-Glance

Below is a brief overview of the conference schedule. The detailed daytime programming schedule is available here.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

5:30pm- 6:00pm: Volunteer Orientation
6:00pm- 9:00pm: Tote Bag Stuffing
9:00 pm- 11:00pm: Post Tote Bag Stuffing Party

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

9:00am – 4:00pm: Business Accelerator
9:00am – 5:00pm International Indigenous Music Summit
11:00am – 11:00pm Registration Open
2:00pm – 5:00pm Exhibit Hall Setup (exhibitors only)
2:30pm – 3:30pm First Timers Orientation (Sponsored By Grassy Hill Entertainment)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Annual General Meeting
5:00pm – 6:00pm Opening Reception (Sponsored by Louisiana Office of Cultural Development and Atchafalaya National Heritage Area)
6:00pm – 8:00: International Folk Music Awards
8:00pm – 10:35pm Official Showcases
10:30pm – 3:00am Private Showcases

Thursday, January 23, 2020

8:00am – 11:00pm Registration Open
9:00am – 10:00am Peer Sessions
9:00am – 11:00am Exhibit Hall Setup (Exhibitors Only)
10:00am – 11:45pm Cultural Equity Summit
10:00am – 2:45pm LJM Camp Classes
10:00am – 4:00pm Health & Wellness Center; Eye Clinic
11:00am – 3:00pm B2B Meetings
11:00am – 3:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
12:00pm-1:00pm Ani DiFranco Interview
12:00pm – 2:45pm Panel Sessions
1:30pm – 2:45pm Wisdom of the Elders
3:00pm – 4:00pm Mavis Staples Keynote Interview
4:00pm – 4:30pm Reception Sponsored by Berklee Online
4:30pm – 8:45pm Official Showcases
10:30pm – 3:00am Private Showcases

Friday, January 24, 2020

8:30am – 9:00am Regional Breakfast
9:00am – 9:45am Regional Meetings
9:00am – 11:00pm Registration Open
10:00am – 3:15pm Panel Sessions, LJM Camp Classes
10:00am – 1:00pm Bloodwork & Earplugs
10:00am – 4:00pm Health & Wellness Center; Eye Clinic
11:00am – 1:00pm B2B Meetings
12:00pm – 4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
1:00pm – 2:00pm Rhiannon Giddens, Keynote Address; Artist in Residence
1:00pm – 3:00pm Artist Mentorship
2:00pm – 4:00pm Meet the Folk DJs (Sponsored by Bill Wence Promotions)
4:30pm – 8:45pm Official Showcases
10:30pm – 3:00am Private Showcases

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

9:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open
9:00am – 10:00am First Timers Continental Breakfast (Sponsored by Grassy Hill Entertainment)
10:00am – 3:15pm Panel Sessions, LJM Camp Classes
10:00am – 12:00pm Archive Challenge
10:00am – 1:00pm Bloodwork & Earplugs
10:00am – 4:00pm Health & Wellness Center
11:00am – 1:00pm B2B Meetings
12:00pm – 4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
1:00pm – 3:00pm Artist Mentorship
2:00pm – 9-00pm Silent Auction
3:15pm – 4:00pm Reception (Sponsored by Louisiana Entertainment)
4:30pm – 8:45pm Official Showcases
10:30pm – 3:00am Private Showcases

Sunday, January 26, 2020

10:00am – 11:30am A Final Farewell (Closing Concert)
7:00pm – 10:00pm Closing Party, Tipitina’s (Sponsored by Louisiana Office of Cultural Development and Atchafalaya National Heritage Area)