Thursday, Feb. 15, 10am-1pm
FAI’s new Global Summit Series is intended to re-introduce a deeper connection to the processes, people, and policies behind the scenes that help establish and maintain the rich ecology of folk music. The summits are focused "peer sessions" that shake-up the old panel format as well as provide an opportunity for a global network of peers in industry-specific cohorts to convene in one place to share knowledge, ideas, and goals.
Each summit is an in-depth three-hour session hosted by a thought leader in the field, and will include a keynote, directed discussion, and time for networking. Summits will take place inside the Westin Crown Center Hotel. Registration required, additional fees may apply.
Hosted by the Nicole Saylor, Head of the Archive at the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.
Co-hosted by the Todd Stein, CEO of the MidAmerica Arts Alliance and Megan Crigger, Director of Creative Services for the City of Kansas City, Missouri.
Hosted by Gregory Melchor-Barz, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Musicology/Ethnomusicology at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University and President-Elect, for the American Society for Ethnomusicology.
The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance.
DATE: February 14-18, 2018