Folk Music Ontario Conference

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2018 in Mississauga

The 32nd annual conference will take place September 27-30, 2018, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON.

The Folk Music Ontario conference is the key event for Ontario’s folk, roots, and traditional music community. Over four days and three nights in September 2018, over 700 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!

Who’s Coming to the Conference?

Click here to see the current delegate list.

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What’s Happening at the 2018 Conference?

Check out the PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE (subject to change). Updates will be made on a regular basis when new information becomes available.

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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 2018 rules here.

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


CLICK HERE to register online for the 2018 conference – NOW OPEN
**NEW THIS YEAR** You will now need your Member ID to register for the member rate.
Download a 2018 Conference Registration form (English PDF) | (French PDF)

*REGISTRATION RATES (including HST and fees) Member Non-Member
Members Only advance purchase rate – March 1 to April 30, 2018 242.30 N/A
Early bird rate – May 1 to July 31, 2018 360.95 479.60
Youth rate (21 and under) – NO DEADLINE 123.65 242.30
Daily rate – Thursday, Sept. 27 – available May 1 123.65 212.64
Daily rate – Friday, Sept. 28 – available May 1 212.64 301.63
Daily rate – Saturday, Sept. 29 – available May 1 212.64 301.63
Awards Brunch ticket – Sunday, Sept.  – available June 1 35.40 46.70
Regular registration rate – after July 31, 2018 479.60 598.25

*subject to change

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The Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, at 5875 Airport Road in Mississauga, will host the 2018 FMO conference. Folk Music Ontario has negotiated room rates of $133.00 + Municipal Accommodation Tax (4%) and HST (13%) per night for the period September 26-30, 2018. These rates will be available until September 13, 2018 or until all rooms in the block are booked, whichever comes first.

Please use this link to book online:

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Hotel Name:

Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites

Hotel Address:

5875 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON
L4V 1N1

Phone Number:

1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)

Overflow Hotels:

Stay tuned for more info.

The following map shows the location of the Hilton Toronto Airport:

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Folk Music Ontario offers several levels of sponsorship, outlined HERE.  If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dennis Landry of Copperworks Consulting Inc. 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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