Conference Schedule - at a Glance

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2015 FOLK ALLIANCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
all events in the Westin Crown Center Hotel (unless noted)
info as of January 18, 2015/subject to change


Tuesday, February 17

4 pm - 9 pm              - Registration Opens

6 pm - 9 pm              – Tote Bag Stuffing Party

9 pm                          – Post Stuffing Party, 18th Floor Suite

Wednesday, February 18

11 am - 11 pm          – Registration, Information, Silent Auction

12 pm - 1 pm            – Lunch

1 pm - 5 pm               – Kansas City bus tours

2 pm - 5 pm               – Exhibit Hall Setup (exhibitors only)

4 pm - 5 pm               – Required meeting for Private Showcase Presenters

4 pm - 5 pm               – First Timers Meeting

5 pm - 6 pm               – Dinner

7 pm - 8 pm               – Opening Reception

8 pm - 11 pm             – Opening Night Feature Shows

10:30 pm                   – Private Showcases & Jam Sessions

 

Thursday, February 19

8 am - 11 pm             – Registration, Information, Silent Auction

9 am - 10 am             – AGM – Annual General Meeting of all members

10 am - 11 am           – Panel Sessions #1

11 am - 12 am           – Panel Sessions #2

12 pm - 1 pm             – Lunch

12 pm - 1 pm             – Required meeting for Private Showcase Presenters

12 pm - 1 pm             – First Timers Meeting

12 pm - 2 pm             – Exhibit Hall Setup (exhibitors only)

1 pm - 2 pm               – Speakers Series: Rita Coolidge

2 pm - 5 pm               – Industry Exhibit Hall

2 pm - 3:30 pm         – Folk DJ Reception (for artists and DJs)

2 pm - 4 pm               – Private Showcases

3 pm - 4 pm               – Folk Community Presentations & Industry Meetings #1

5 pm - 6 pm               – Awards Ceremony, Keynote speaker: Sylvia Tyson

6 pm                           – Reception (hosted by FAI Board of Directors)

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm   – Official Showcases

10:30 pm – 3 am        – Private Showcases & Jam Sessions

 

Friday, February 20

8 am                           – Runners group (gather at the Westin front doors)

8 am - 9 am               – Yoga

8 am - 9 am               – Regions Breakfast

9 am - 10 am              – FAI Regional Meetings

9 am - 11 pm             – Registration, Information, Silent Auction

10 am - 11 am           – Panel Sessions #3

11 am - 12 am           – Panel Sessions #4

12 pm - 1 pm             – Lunch

12 pm - 1 pm             – Yoga

1 pm - 2 pm               Keynote Speaker: Commander Chris Hadfield

2 pm - 5 pm               – Industry Exhibit Hall

2 pm - 4 pm               – Private Showcases

3 pm - 4 pm               – Folk Community Presentations & Industry Meetings #2

3 pm - 4 pm              - Speakers Series: David Israelite (PROs ~ Friends or Foes)

5 pm - 6 pm               – Dinner

6 pm                           – Reception

6:30 pm - 11 pm        – Official Showcases

10:30 pm  - 3 am       – Private Showcases & Jam Sessions

 

Saturday, February 21

8:30 am                      – Runners group (gather at the Westin front doors)

9 am – 9:45 am          – Yoga (come at 8:30 for meditation)

9 am - 5 pm               – Registration, Information, Silent Auction

10 am - 10:45 am     – Panel Session #5

11 am - 11:45 am     – Panel Session #6

12 pm - 1 pm             – Lunch

12 pm – 12:45 pm       – Yoga

1 pm - 2 pm               – Keynote Speaker: Donna Walker-Kuhne (Audience Diversity)

2 pm - 5 pm               – Industry Exhibit Hall

2 pm - 4 pm               – Private Showcases

3 pm - 4 pm               – Community Presentations & Industry Meetings #3

3 pm - 4 pm               – Speakers Series: Dave Carroll (United breaks Guitars)

4 pm - 5 pm              – Wisdom of the Elders

5 pm - 6 pm               – Dinner

6 pm                           – Reception (& Silent Auction Pick up)

6:30 pm - 11 pm       – Official Showcases

10:30 pm – 3 am      – Private Showcases & Jam Sessions

 

Sunday, February 22

10 am - 11 am            – Songwriters Breakfast

11 am - 3 pm            - Kansas City bus tours

2 pm - 5 pm                - (off site) folk'n'jazz at the Blue Room - The Brian Hicks Quartet

7 pm - 11 am             – Closing Party: offsite at Green Lady Lounge / Tank Room

509 Delaware St. #101
Kansas City, MO 64105
TEL: 816-221-FOLK (3655)
FAX: 816-221-3658
fai@folk.org

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01/16/2015 – 03/15/2015
Depends on Day
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First Tuesday Tunes with Betse
02/3/2015
6:30 p.m.
Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park St., , Olathe, KS

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