Due to a couple of last-minute cancellations, we need more volunteers! Can you give us a few hours to help make the conference work? What you’ll get out of it, besides the undying gratitude of the folks planning the conference, is a refund on your registration—50% for 4 hours of your time, or 100% for 8 hours. Sometimes people even give more than 8 hours, and although we can’t offer a monetary incentive, We’re sure that you accumulate good karma points (those of you who were evil dictators or axe murderers in previous lives might want to volunteer a lot of extra hours….).
There are shifts available on Thursday (between 1:30pm & midnight), Friday (between 10 am & midnight), and Saturday (between 10 am & midnight), plus Wednesday night tote stuffing or Sunday morning clean up. Types of shifts include instrument check, door monitor (workshop, performance lane, meals, showcases), CD sales, and stage assistant.
If you can help, let Cindy know what types of shifts you’d like, and also when you are available (& when you’re not).
Email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know how you can help, or if you have any questions. Those of you who have already volunteered, Cindy will be emailing your assignments in the next day or two.
Special Thursday dinner at The Mill $10.
THE SIGN UP PERIOD FOR THURSDAY DINNER AT THE MILL HAS PASSED. WE HAVE A VERY FEW EXTRA SPOTS. THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. EMAIL INFO@FARMFOLK.ORG, OR ASK AT THE REGISTRATION DESK WHEN YOU CHECK IN.
This will feature entertainment by FARM musicians Gina Forsythe, Julie Christiansen, and Barefoot Wonder, all MC’d by Iowa’s own David G. Smith. It all takes place at The Mill, Iowa City’s premier mid size music venue, located one block from our hotel. Dinner will be a limited menu (three choices – see below). This will be a GREAT way to get into the swing of FARM, enjoy some great music, and enjoy a meal with the FARM community.
You must sign up BY MIDNIGHT OCT. 11 for this meal. A link is on the ‘Meals’ page so you can register for the Thursday Dinner at the Mill. When you pay for your cart, please add a ‘note to seller’ specifying which meal you want:
Workshops and Panels Overview
Every year we work hard behind the scenes to bring you a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, with a host of experts from our own community who can address current technology, the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques. Our workshop leaders, Charlie Mosbrook and Andrew Calhoun have once again put together a phenomenal slate of educational and entertaining ppp
Workshops will take place on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Following is our list of workshops, panels, and special events (have you registered yet??? If not, now’s the time!) and likely workshop leaders or panel participants, and locations.