May 15-19, 2019 at The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee

2019 Registration & Fees

Register early and join FAI to save. Registration includes access to all conference events, including dinner before the Official Showcases on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and a special event Wednesday night. All other communal meals will be available on a one by one basis. All conference attendees must register, including scholarship award winners, official showcase winners, and FAI Regional representatives. Special rates apply to students, DJs, presenters and media, and we offer limited-time reduced rates to official showcase applicants and unsuccessful scholarship applicants. Read more below.

Please read this essential 2019 Conference Information.

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.


Registration Fees

Member Super Early Bird (Dec 1 – Jan 31) or Showcase Applicant. Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $215

Non-Member Super Early Bird (Dec 1 – Jan 31) or Showcase Applicant. Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $240

Member Early Bird (Feb 1 – Mar 31). Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $235

Non-Member Early Bird (Feb 1 – Mar 31). Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $260

Member Standard (Apr 1 – Apr 30) Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $260

Non-Member Standard (Apr 1 – Apr 30) Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $285

Member Late (on site) Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $285

Non-Member Late (on site) Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $310

Presenters, Students, and DJs and Print Media (Dec 1 – Apr 30). Presenter must be involved in talent selection. Limit of 5 at this rate from any one organization. Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $165

Official showcase artists in excess of the first two, who register at full showcase applicant rate. Includes dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $150

One Day including dinner: $115

Hotel Reservations

Room reservations will be handled by the hotel. When reservations are open, we will advise here, via our Google Group, and via our mailing list .

Registration Timeline

  • 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, DJs, Presenters and Media

Online registration for students, DJs, presenters, and media and one-day only attendees opens January 1. Rates do not vary by date.

Official Showcase Applicants

A reduced registration rate (equivalent to Super Early Bird rate) for official showcase applicants is available for four weeks only, after selections are made, from Mar. 15 to Apr. 15. After Apr. 15, normal registration rates apply. Showcase applicants must register as an artist and be members of FAI.

Scholarship Applicants

Reduced registration rates for scholarship applicants who did not receive a scholarship is available for two weeks only, from Feb. 15 - 28. After Feb. 28, normal registration rates apply.