Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Where is the conference this year?

The 38th annual conference will take place October 3-6, 2024, at the the Delta Hotels Toronto Mississauga, 3670 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, ON, Canada

Q: Who can attend the Folk Music Ontario conference?

All folks may attend! Our programming is tailored towards professionals in the music/creative industry, which attracts musicians, agents, festival buyers, representatives of related organizations, and music lovers, all are welcome.

Q: Do I have to be an FMO member to attend the conference?

Members and non-members both can attend, but members receive the steepest discounts on all purchases. Take a look at our rates on our registration portal to see which rate applies to you. You are welcome to purchase a membership before registering for the conference to access the best deals.

Q: Where do I go when I arrive for the conference?

When you first arrive, follow the signs to the Registration Area to pick up your badge. You just need to provide your name and one piece of ID, or your confirmation number or QR code, to one of our FMO volunteers at the Registration Area, to receive your welcome package. 

Q: What should I bring with me to the conference?

You can bring your instrument to the conference, even if you don’t have a showcase booked as you’ll find people jamming throughout the weekend in various areas of the hotel. We will have an instrument lockup area if you want to store your instrument at the hotel. And maybe bring a pair of comfortable shoes, you’ll need them! Feel free to reference this Conference Packing Checklist video: LINK 

Other good ideas are:

  • Business Cards or other ways to share your contact information
  • On-the-go snacks or meals for when you need a quick re-fuel
  • Re-usable cup / mug; because we love the environment!
  • Bathing suit, if you fancy taking a dip at the conference hotel, there is a pool!
  • Comfy clothes and a mat if you'd like to join us for some morning yoga/stretching!
  • Herbal tea, honey, FIsherman's Friend; anything to soothe the throat after a long day of networking/singing

Conference Registration

Q: Do I need to be registered for the conference before I arrive?

We recommend you register in advance, as the registration rates increase at intervals leading up to the conference. However, you are welcome to register onsite.  Head to the Registration Area and our staff will be glad to assist you.  You can pay for your registration with credit card online and on-site. If you are an active FMO member be sure to have access to your member ID number or any membership confirmation documentation, you’ll need it to receive the member rate on-site.

Q: How do I get the FMO member rate?

New this year, we have simplified registering for the conference as an FMO member!  In order to receive your discounted member rate, use the selection tool on the ticketing site. If you aren't sure if your membership is active, please contact Joel Elliott.

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