May 15-19, 2019 at The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee
2019 Conference Registration and Fees
Register early and join FAI to save. All conference attendees must register, including scholarship award winners, official showcase artists, and FAI Regional representatives. Special rates apply to students, presenters and media, and we offer limited-time reduced rates to official showcase applicants and scholarship applicants who did not receive a scholarship. Read more below.
Important! With the change in our conference location this year, there are several items to be aware of. Please read this essential 2019 conference information.
What Does Registration Include?
Registration includes access to all conference events, including a special event on Wednesday night and dinner before official showcases on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Registration Cancellation Policy
If you pay for registration and are unable to attend the conference, please send us an email. If canceled 30 or more days in advance, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded; between five (5) and 30 days in advance, 75% will be refunded. Cancellations received within fewer than five days do not qualify for a refund. In the case of extenuating circumstances, the conference committee may consider exceptions to this policy on a case by case basis.
Ready to Register for the Conference?
See Register Now, below. The payment process is different this year; please read the three-step instructions before you register.
Nov. 1 - Nov. 30: Registration closed
Dec. 1 - Jan. 31: Super Early Bird rates apply
Feb. 1 - Mar. 31: Early Bird rates apply
Apr. 1 - April 30: Regular rates apply
April 30: All online registration closes. Registration is available on site at the conference at the Late rate.
Students, Media, Presenters and One Day Only
Rates do not vary by date. Online registration opens December 1.
Official Showcase Applicants
Do not register until after you’ve been notified by the committee around March 15. A reduced registration rate (equivalent to Super Early Bird rate) is available for six weeks only, from Mar. 15 to Apr. 30. After Apr. 30, normal registration rates apply.
If you apply for an official showcase, you must register as an artist. If you are selected to showcase, you and your band members must be FAI members. Accepted showcase artists with groups of three or more will register their first two members at the FAI member super early bird rate; additional members at a further reduced rate. See Official Showcase Artists - Groups with 3+ Members on this page.
If you apply for a scholarship and do not receive one, you may register at a reduced rate between Feb. 15 - Feb. 28. After Feb. 28, normal registration rates apply.
All registration fees except One Day Only include dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Super Early Bird (Dec. 1 - Jan. 31) Official showcase applicants/artists will register at this rate between March 15 and April 15. See more on official showcase artists below.
FAI Member: $215
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - Mar. 31)
FAI Member: $235
Regular (Apr. 1 – Apr. 30)
FAI Member: $260
FAI Member: $285
Students, Media, and Presenters (Dec 1 – Apr 30) Students must be actively enrolled as of spring semester 2019. Presenters must be involved in selecting and hiring musicians. Those representing print media must be covering the conference. Limit of five registrations at this rate from any one organization: $165
Official Showcase Artists - Groups with 3+ Members First two (2) members of a group will register at $215 each (super early bird rate for FAI member). Additional members of their group will register at $150 each.
One Day Only Registration includes day’s workshops, as well as dinner, official showcases, and guerrilla showcases: $115
Official showcase applicants, register here. All others — to register, do the following:
Select the appropriate registration type below — click Add to Cart. The registration form will appear.
Submit the form. The registration fee will be added to your cart.
Visit your cart and check out.
Registration: FAI Member and Non-Member Early Bird
Early bird registration runs from Feb. 1, 2019 to Mar. 31, 2019.
Registration includes dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Important! If you are registering for one day only, or as student/media/presenter, please do not select this registration option. Select the Add to Cart button appropriate to your registration.
Registration: Additional Group Member
Register using this option if you are the third (or more) member of a group that applied for an official showcase. The first two people in the group should register using the appropriate registration option.
Registration includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Students: You must be registered at an educational institution for Spring semester; present your ID at conference check-in.
Media, Presenters: Media attendees must be covering the conference. Presenters must be involved in hiring musicians. Limit five registrations at this rate per organization.
Registration: One Day Only
Price includes dinner on the selected day. One-day only registrants may participate in all conference events scheduled for that day, including the official and guerrilla showcases.