Join us for our 2022 Gathering where we’ll be focusing on “Telling the WHOLE Story”

Digging deeper into the roots and legacy of folk music, this year’s conference will focus our conversations and workshops around themes of inclusion through song, storytelling, and community building.

Working toward our perpetual goal of achieving a more equitable and diverse experience at our annual gathering by making it accessible to under-represented communities both financially and through broadening our definition and the perception of what “folk” music is.

NOTE:  Full access to the Virtual Gathering is included with your registration for the in-person Gathering. If you are already registered for the in-person Gathering you do NOT need to register and pay again. More information about logging into the Virtual event will be sent to all registrants early September.

In-Person Conference Info

Dates: October 20-23

NOTE: Some of the information below is related to our 2019 Conference.  2022 info will be updated periodically over the next and indicated as such in the title.

Click the boxes below for more info. Feel free to reach out to conference@farmfolk.org if you have questions that are not answered here.

2022 REGISTRATION - In Person

IMPORTANT! If you were registered for our 2020 Conference and requested to Defer your registration you should have received an email from us with instructions and a special Discount Code. If you did not receive this or need a replacement please email conference@farmfolk.org and we will resend.

2022 Rates (includes Friday dinner):

  • $160 through June 30
  • $185 July 1 – August 31*
  • $225 Sept 1 – Conference*

Click here: https://folkallianceregionmidwest.regfox.com/farm-gathering-2022

CANCELLATION POLICY

Due to the COVID uncertainty, we are currently offering full refunds (less a $25 administrative fee) for cancellations up to October 1. After October 1, we will refund 50% of your registration.

In lieu of a refund at any time, you  may choose to apply the full amount paid in 2022 as a credit toward your 2023 registration. This is subject to change.

Discounts and other info

*FAI members will receive a $20 discount effective with our rate increase on July 1.

Those who submit for an Official Showcase receive the early bird rate of $160 up till September 1. Discount code will be emailed to you by June 15.

First-time DJs and Presenters are eligible for a discount. Please contact Annie Capps via conference@farmfolk.org

ATTENDEE LIST

Attendees as of July 25, 2022

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2022 Hotel Information

Our host hotel for 2022 & 2023 is DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville 

Address: 3003 Corporate W Dr, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: (630) 505-0900

Ou rate is: $99

RESERVE A ROOM

If you have trouble with the registration form please contact the hotel and reference Group Code: CFM

The discounted rate will apply for reservations from 10-18 through 10-24

You must reserve your room by September 29

2022 Meals

Friday night dinner is included with your registration*. We are working with the hotel to provide the safest no-contact services and dining experience based on the strictest COVID guidelines in place at conference time. Saturday dinner and breakfast buffet for Friday, Saturday & Sunday are available a la carte.

The opportunity to sit and socialize is well worth the extra cost. A limited number will be available to purchase on-site.

If you did not include meals with your registration you may purchase them here: https://www.farmfolk.org/product/2022-meal-packages/

* Some exceptions associated with discount codes

2022 PERFORMANCE LANE

PERFORMANCE LANE locations and times are yet to be determined. These are 10-minute unplugged performances assigned in order of sign-up.

A link to the sign-up is included in your Registration email confirmation.

2022 PRIVATE SHOWCASES

The private showcase area is always an exciting and inviting place to be!! Private Showcases will run from 10:30pm to 2:30am each night of the conference (Thur, Fri, Sat).

More info here: https://www.farmfolk.org/farm-gathering/private/

2022 VOLUNTEER INFO

Yes! We do need volunteers! In fact, we couldn’t do it without you. More information can be found here: https://www.farmfolk.org/get-involved/volunteer-at-farm/

If you are ready to apply to be a volunteer. Please complete this form: https://forms.gle/BUAbyywaTQZqQAK27

Email volunteer@farmfolk.org with any questions.

2022 WORKSHOPS & PANELS

We are currently accepting Workshop / Panel submissions. You can use this same form to propose a workshop you would like to present or simply suggest a workshop you would like see us present.

https://forms.gle/TRGUxsV3d5guoF8JA

More information will be available here: https://www.farmfolk.org/farm-gathering/workshops/

 

2022 OFFICIAL SHOWCASE INFO

Official Showcase Submissions will open on March 15.  More information can be found here: https://www.farmfolk.org/official

2022 SPONSORSHIP + ADVERTISING

Consider a sponsorship to FARM https://www.farmfolk.org/farm-gathering/sponsorship/

Or Advertising in our Program is great way  to make yourself known! https://www.farmfolk.org/product/program-ad/

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

To see 2019 Conference Schedule click here! https://www.farmfolk.org/farm-gathering/schedule/

ALL ACCESS NAME BADGES

ALL ACCESS NAME BADGES are required for entrance to any of the in-person conference events and are provided to all who have pre-registered. Walk-up registrations are welcome however, some meal options may be limited. If someone would like to attend only the evening showcases, we offer Taste of FARM for only $20 per night. ALL PERFORMERS MUST HAVE THE ALL ACCESS CREDENTIALS if you’re performing at any time over the weekend.

REGISTRATION/INFORMATION DESK

REGISTRATION / INFORMATION desk opens at noon on Thursday and 9:00 am on Friday & Saturday. It is located just inside the Atrium. There will be a volunteer available at or near the registration desk to answer questions.

PAYING FOR THINGS!

Did you forget to purchase something at the time you registered? Looking for where to buy a T-Shirt? Need to order a Showcase Video? Most everything you need to pay for can be found in the FARM Store.

DISPLAY TABLES

DISPLAY TABLES are provided without charge, in the Atrium and other conference areas. Feel free to set out your press kits, cards, flyers, stickers or whatever merchandise you’d like to share for FREE. Please be economical with the space and leave some for the rest of the attendees.

MENTOR SESSIONS

MENTOR SESSIONS Mentors are experienced individuals who are volunteering to meet with you and let you pick their brains for 15 minutes or so. This year the schedules will be set by the individual mentors. Sign-up sheets will be on a table near the registration desk.

OPEN MICS

We have several open mic opportunities at the conference. Drop your name in the bowl or bowls near registration for a chance to perform. All names will be drawn at the beginning of the open mic. If you’re not in attendance, another name will be drawn. Official & DJ showcase artists are excluded from performing in the open mics.

More info here 

FLYERS and SUCH

We have been making an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste but we recognize the desire to promote yourself and your showcases. You are welcome to post your signs, posters and showcase schedules no larger than 8.5 x 11 in the following designated areas:

  • Anywhere you can find wall space in the Atrium (excluding the workshop rooms and grand ballroom)
  • Private Showcase Hallway

You must use painters tape or some other removable adhesive. Some painters tape is available at Registration desk.

THE DROP ZONE

  Located in the Ontario Room, all weekend long, the Dropzone is a room full of boxes labeled with Venues or Radio stations for you to drop your CDs and/or One Sheets. The labels will indicate what each presenter or DJ is accepting. i.e. “CDs only” or “Anything you got”. Please honor these guidelines and only drop what they request.

INSTRUMENT STORAGE

INSTRUMENT STORAGE is available in the Petoskey Room inside the Atrium. Check at the registration desk for hours and information.

JAMMING and SONG CIRCLES

JAMMING and SONG CIRCLES are encouraged throughout the conference. as long as the volume doesn’t interfere with conference or other hotel activities. The common areas in the lobby (until 10pm) and conference levels, conference rooms when not in use, are all available for impromptu jams and song swaps. Late night jams & song circles are ONLY allowed in the Salons, located down the hall from the Private Showcase floor.

SHOWCASE VIDEOS

SHOWCASE VIDEOS As in the past, showcases are being filmed and will be available for purchase. More information on this will be available at the registration desk.

MORE HAPPENINGS

Check out this page for other cool things happening. https://www.farmfolk.org/special-events-at-farm/

Virtual Conference Info

Dates: October 27-29

Click the boxes below for more info. We are continuing to build out this information as it becomes available. It’s a work in progress so feel free to reach out to conference@farmfolk.org if you have questions that are not answered here.

2022 REGISTRATION - Virtual

Experience an immersive experience engaging with your peers in a virtual setting, with mostly real-time events. 

2022 Rates (same as 2021) range from $0 – $50 or whatever you can pay. 

Click here: https://folkallianceregionmidwest.regfox.com/farm-gathering-2022-virtual

CANCELLATION POLICY

We are currently offering full refunds for cancellations of your virtual registration.

In lieu of a refund at any time, you may choose to apply the full amount paid in 2022 as a credit toward your 2023 registration. This is subject to change.

Please contact Annie Capps via conference@farmfolk.org if you have any questions.

Virtual ATTENDEE LIST

Coming soon

2022 VIRTUAL OFFICIAL SHOWCASE INFO

IMPORTANT! READ THIS FIRST! If you are NOT registered to attend the in-person conference and do NOT plan to attend in-person, please click here to register for the VIRTUAL conference and submit for the official showcase through the registration form.

Official Showcase Submissions will be accepted via the registration form until September 1. As these are virtual performances (live, not pre-recorded) we only ask for a link to a previous live-streamed performance. They will be held on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29.

NOTE: If you are already registered for the in-person event, and would like to submit for a virtual official showcase please click here: https://forms.gle/yQPcoFAVXyMWuF1B9

If you are not registered for the in-person conference but plan to attend, please register first. No submissions will be accepted prior to registration. If we receive you submission prior to registration it will be deleted and you will have to submit again after you complete the registration. Full access to the Virtual Gathering is included with your registration for the in-person Gathering.
If you have any questions, please email conference@farmfolk.org. Thanks!
2022 Virtual PRIVATE SHOWCASES

We will be providing a handful of Virtual Private Showcase host spots. Information coming soon.

2022 Virtual PERFORMANCE LANE

We will offer Virtual Performance Lane.  These are 10-minute performances assigned in order of sign-up.

A link to the sign-up is included in your Registration email confirmation.

2022 VOLUNTEER INFO

Yes! We do need volunteers! In fact, we couldn’t do it without you. More information can be found here: https://www.farmfolk.org/get-involved/volunteer-at-farm/

If you are ready to apply to be a volunteer. Please complete this form: https://forms.gle/BUAbyywaTQZqQAK27

Email volunteer@farmfolk.org with any questions.

2022 WORKSHOPS & PANELS

We are currently accepting Workshop / Panel submissions. You can use this same form to propose a workshop you would like to present or simply suggest a workshop you would like see us present.

https://forms.gle/TRGUxsV3d5guoF8JA

More information will be available here: https://www.farmfolk.org/farm-gathering/workshops/

 

2022 SPONSORSHIP + ADVERTISING

Consider a sponsorship to FARM https://www.farmfolk.org/farm-gathering/sponsorship/

Or Advertising in our Program is great way  to make yourself known! https://www.farmfolk.org/product/program-ad/

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

To see 2019 Conference Schedule click here! https://www.farmfolk.org/farm-gathering/schedule/

PAYING FOR THINGS!

Did you forget to purchase something at the time you registered? Looking for where to buy a T-Shirt? Need to order a Showcase Video? Most everything you need to pay for can be found in the FARM Store.

MENTOR SESSIONS

MENTOR SESSIONS Mentors are experienced individuals who are volunteering to meet with you and let you pick their brains for 15 minutes or so. This year the schedules will be set by the individual mentors. Sign-up will be announced in early October.

OPEN MICS

We expect to have at least one virtual open mic opportunity at the conference. Day/times to be announced. Official & DJ showcase artists are excluded from performing in the open mics.

FARM 2019 Program

Other Stuff of Interest

FARM 2019 T-Shirts!

2019 Tote Bags

Our tote bags were very popular last year so we decided to go for the same style but in a different color. These bags are yours for as long as you want them but if you’re not the type to use a bag like this post conference, we will gladly take them back to recycle for next year.

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