Folk Music Ontario Conference

Conference Registration
FMO 2016: What Happened at the Conference?
FMO 2016: Who was at the Conference?
Upcoming Conferences
Past Programs

2017 in Mississauga

The 31st annual conference will take place October 19-22, 2017, 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 October 2017, 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!

Conference Registration

Registration is now open to FMO members (including youth 21 and under) in good standing through October 2017.

CLICK HERE to register online for conference
Download a 2017 Conference Registration form (English PDF) | (French PDF)

*REGISTRATION RATES (including HST and fees) Member Non-Member
Members Only Advance Purchase Rate – April 3-May 31, 2017 242.30 N/A
Full conference – Youth (21 and under) – NO DEADLINE 123.65 242.30
Early Bird Rate – June 1-August 31, 2017 360.95 479.60
Regular Registration Rate – after August 31, 2017 479.60 598.25
Daily rate – Thursday, Oct. 19 – available June 1 123.65 212.64
Daily rate – Friday, Oct. 20 – available June 1 212.64 301.63
Daily rate – Saturday, Oct. 21 – available June 1 212.64 301.63
Awards Brunch ticket – Sunday, Oct. 22 – available June 1 35.40 46.70

*subject to change

Online registration is provided through a partnership with Ticketpro. All conference delegates and their guests must agree to abide and be bound by the Folk Music Ontario Conference Rules. Download the 2017 rules here.

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.

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

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The Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, at 5875 Airport Road in Mississauga, will host the 2017 FMO conference. Folk Music Ontario has negotiated a room rate for the period October 18-22, 2017 of $129/night plus taxes and fees (in effect until October 5, 2017, subject to availability). This rate includes free high-speed Internet and parking.

CLICK HERE to reserve a room online
at the Hilton Toronto Airport

If you prefer to reserve by phone, please call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667)
and mention FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO (group code FOLK17).

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

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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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FMO 2016: What Happened at the Conference?

Download the 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.

Wisdom of the Elders

Building on the success of last year, we presented another Wisdom of the Elders panel at the 2016 conference. Co-host Sonny Ochs suggested that we record the session, so that it would be available for anyone in the community to view at their leisure. We would like to thank Graham Lindsey, who produced this year’s wonderful Estelle Klein Award video about Anne Lederman, and who stepped up and offered to film the Wisdom of the Elders session. Here it is, for your viewing pleasure:

2016 Wisdom of the Elders panel (Oct 22, 2016)
(video by Graham Lindsey)

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FMO 2016: Who was at the Conference?

Download the delegate directory here (updated November 3, 2016). Please note that this directory lists only those delegates who gave permission for their information to be included.

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Upcoming Conferences

  • October 19 to 22, 2017 – Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, Mississauga
  • September 27 to 30, 2018 – Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, Mississauga
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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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