2018 Registration & Fees

Registration includes access to all conference events. Register early and join FAI to save. All conference attendees must register, including scholarship award winners and FAI Regional representatives. Please be prepared to pay when you register. For questions regarding registration, please contact serfareg@gmail.com.

Official Showcase Applicants

  • If you're coming to the conference, be sure to register using the button on this page! The registration payment page that follows will allow you to pay for your registration at the appropriate FAI member or non-member rate (equivalent to our super early bird rates).
  • Do not register until you are notified by the Official Showcase Coordinator. Applicants will be notified by March 15. 
  • If you register, do so as an artist; you'll receive the appropriate super early bird rate until April 15. Your registration is for the entire conference (one-day only registrations do not apply).
  • Anyone coming with you -- for example a partner or spouse -- must register at the full rate in effect at the time they register.
  • If you are selected to perform, each member of your act must be an FAI member and register for the conference as an artist.

Pre-Order Your T-Shirt

You can save by pre-ordering your SERFA conference t-shirt and picking it up the conference.

Registration Form

Important! The registration form and payment process work best in Google Chrome.

Still Need to Pay?

If you've registered and didn't pay for your registration after you submitted the form, email Art Menius for instructions.

Registration Types and Dates

FAI Member

FAI Non-Member

Dec 1 - Jan 31, 9pm Super Early Bird Registration



Feb 1 - Mar 31, 9pm Early Bird Registration



Apr 1 - May 9, 9pm Regular Registration



May 9, 9pm Online Registration Closed. Register in person at conference.



Official Showcase Applicant: Do not register until Mar 15. Rates apply until Apr 15, 9pm. After Apr 15, normal registration fee applies. If you are performing in an official showcase, you must register and be an FAI member.



Presenter/Venue Rep, Print Media, or Folk DJs: Jan 1 - May 9, 9pm Register online before May 9; on-site registrations not accepted. Limit two per organization.

$50 per person

One-Day Only: Jan 1 - May 9, 9pm Register online by May 9. After May 9, register in person.

- Wednesday evening (includes dinner, dance, open mic and guerrilla showcases)


- Thursday, Friday or Saturday (includes all conference events that day)


Student: Jan 1 - May 9, 9pm Register online by May 9. After May 9, register in person. Must be registered at an educational institution for Spring semester; present ID at conference check-in.


Scholarship Applicant: Do not register until Feb 15. Rates apply until Feb 28, 9pm. After Feb 28, normal registration fee applies.



Cancellation policy

If you pay for registration and are unable to attend the conference, contact the registrar. 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.