2021 FAR-West Conference
FAR-West 2020 Postponed
After much consideration, the FAR-West Board has come to the very difficult decision to postpone the 2020 conference in San Jose.
Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our membership. At this time the Covid-19 risks, the restrictions in California, and multiple barriers to travel make it difficult for us to see a path for holding a conference this year.
Meanwhile, we are exploring options to develop enhanced contact to support our community throughout the year as we move forward with plans for 2021. Please make sure to follow us on our social media or mailing lists to be kept apprised of these options (https://far-west.org/about/connect/).
For those who pre-registered for the 2020 conference or submitted for an official showcase, we will contact each of you directly.
Please stay safe and healthy so we can all meet in person again in 2021 or sooner.
FAR- West 2021
Oct 14-17, 2021 - DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, CA
Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) one of five regions of Folk Alliance International is the western regional affiliate, including in the USA: California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii, and in Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. FAR-West's ongoing mission (since 2002) is to foster and promote traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling and related performing arts in the West. We invite you to join us this October -- to listen, celebrate, recognize, and enjoy the richness of folk music in the West. Our regional conference offers an affordable, intimate and interactive way for acoustic artists and presenters to focus on the folk community in the western region of the US and Canada. Join us for four days of music, learning and connecting. We welcome a wide variety of styles, levels and disciplines, encouraging musical and cultural diversity and excellence. We are building a stronger folk community for all ages and we encourage you to join us as we share our performances, educational opportunities and more!
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Conference logistics & details:
- Conference Hotel
- FAR-West Cancellation Policy
- Guide to FAR-West
- Folk Alliance Visa Information
- Conference Schedule
- Important Deadlines
- Who's Coming? (attendee list)
Donations & Sponsorship:
- Donation information
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Presenter Outreach
- ODE (OutReach, Diversity & Education)
- Sponsor list
- Official Showcase Guidelines (For reference only. Guidelines will probably change for 2021)
- Venue's Choice Concert
- Open Words Guidelines
- New Voices In the West PGS Room
- Susanne Millsaps Coffee House
- Now See Hear Project
- Private Guerrilla Showcases (PGS)
- PGS Room List (won't be available till mid-July)
Panels & Workshops:
- Panels & Workshops
- Master Classes
- Mentoring Sessions
Other Conference Information:
- Best of the West
- Volunteer Information
- Roz & Howard Larman Scholarship Fund
- FAR-West Movers and Shakers 2021
- The FAR-West Raffle
- Presenter Outreach