The International Folk Alliance conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. It is an event of celebration, education, and entertainment. Held over five days, the Conference includes:
- Over 2000 registered attendees
- Over 50 workshops, panel discussions, and peer group meetings that address critical issues relating to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk and traditional music and dance.
- 100+ industry exhibitors
- Special events, such as the Folk Music & Business Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, networking receptions, official Performance Alley and private showcase performances, feature shows, exhibit hall, block booking sessions, Memphis Tours, community outreach concerts, etc.
- 200 official juried performances (Performance Alley)
- 300+ unofficial private showcases
Sounds Australia, together with our friends at ECMA proudly presented Kim Churchill, Ange Boxall, Bill Jackson, Ashleigh Mannix, and Brett Campbell in our AUSCAN Music Spotlight at the International Folk Alliance Conference 16th – 20th February 2011. Over three nights, local Aussie talent, together with our east coast Canadian counterparts, showcasing their work to hundreds of delegates from around the world.