Folk Music Ontario Conference

2016 in Ottawa – 30th Anniversary Conference!

The Folk Music Ontario conference is the key event for Ontario’s folk, roots, and traditional music community. The 30th anniversary conference will take place October 20-23, 2016, at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street N., Ottawa, ON. Over four days and three nights in October 2016, 750 delegates will:

  • hear provocative speakers and learn about new products and services for performers and presenters
  • engage in lively roundtable discussions and private meetings with industry professionals
  • interact with panelists during educational seminars and workshops
  • experience some of the best performer showcases in the country
  • celebrate recipients of songwriting and lifetime achievement awards
  • have a whole lot of fun!

What’s Happening at the Conference?

Download the PRELIMINARY daily schedules here (updated October 18, 2016):
Thursday, Oct. 20 | Friday, Oct. 21 | Saturday, Oct. 22 | Sunday, Oct. 23

Click here to download the panel descriptions.

Who’s Coming to the Conference?

Download the delegate list here (updated October 14, 2016).

Conference Registration

Folk Music Ontario members receive the lowest registration rates. Non-members are welcome to join FMO at registration time in order to receive member rates. Online registration is provided through a partnership with Ticketpro. All conference delegates and their guests must agree to abide by and to be bound by the Folk Music Ontario Conference Rules. Download the 2016 rules here.

Early bird registration is now open for both FMO members (with membership valid through October 2016) and non-members.

Register Online for 2016 Conference Here
Download a 2016 Conference Registration form (English PDF) | (French PDF)

*REGISTRATION RATES (including HST and fees) Member Non-Member
Members Only advance purchase rate – April 1-May 31, 2016 242.30 N/A
Early Bird rate – June 1-August 31, 2016 360.95 479.60
Regular registration rate – after August 31, 2016 479.60 598.25
Youth (21 and under) – NO DEADLINE 123.65 242.30
Daily rate – Thursday, Oct. 20 123.65 212.64
Daily rate – Friday, Oct. 21 212.64 301.63
Daily rate – Saturday, Oct. 22 212.64 301.63
Awards Brunch ticket – Sunday, Oct. 23 35.40 46.70

*Subject to change. All registration rates include ticket fees.

Purchase membership here or log in to renew or extend your membership.

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The Delta Ottawa City Centre, at 101 Lyon Street N. in Ottawa, will host the 2016 FMO conference. Folk Music Ontario has negotiated a room rate of $149/night plus taxes and fees, which includes free high-speed Internet. THE DELTA OTTAWA CITY CENTRE IS NOW SOLD OUT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22.

To reserve a room at the Delta Ottawa City Centre on Saturday, October 22,
please call 1-888-236-2427 (central reservations)

Folk Music Ontario has negotiated a special rate of $149.00 plus applicable taxes per night at our overflow hotel, the Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill, located at 402 Queen Street (one block west of the conference hotel). This rate, good from Wednesday, October 19-Sunday, October 23, includes free high-speed Internet.

To reserve a room at the Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill,
please call 613-236-1133

The following map shows the location of the Delta Ottawa City Centre (yellow marker) and the Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill (blue marker):

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If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alka Sharma at
» See the full listing of Folk Music Ontario sponsors.

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Past Folk Music Ontario Conference Programs

» View the contents of the past several issues of Folk Prints conference programs.

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FMO 2015: Who Was There?

To see who registered for the conference, and agreed to have their name/contact info published, please download the DELEGATE DIRECTORY (updated October 27, 2015).

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FMO 2015: What Took Place?

What exactly went on at the conference? Everyone knows there was music, and lots of it, but there were also panels and workshops to take in. Download the PANEL DESCRIPTIONS (updated September 23, 2015).
Click HERE for panelist bios and photos.

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