NERFA 2019 – What’s Happening When

 

Thursday, November 7
7 Nov 2019
10:15 AM
Event: Bag Stuffing Party
Location: Crowne BallroomA great way to meet new folks, join us in the lobby for a gathering as we stuff the tote bags with all kinds of goodies!
7 Nov 2019
12:00 PM 
Event: Volunteer Check in
Location: Lobby 
7 Nov 2019
1:00 PM 
Event: Registration Opens
Location: LobbyAll Day
7 Nov 2019
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Event: Exhibit Hall Set Up
Location: Crowne Ballroom 
7 Nov 2019
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Event: Workshop Session I 
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7 Nov 2019
3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Event: Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Crowne Ballroom 
7 Nov 2019
4:45 PM-6:15 PM

Event: First Timer Orientation: Welcome to NERFA – You Got This!
Location: King David RoomDon’t know where to go or where to start? Join our panelists as they give you tips on how to navigate and get the most out of the NERFA Conference.

7 Nov 2019
4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Event: Welcoming Community Sing
Location: GazeboWe have a wonderful weekend of music and learning ahead of us, so let’s kick it off on the right note by joining our voices together in song! The emphasis will be on songs that are well known in the folk community, but our leaders may challenge you with a couple of less familiar gems.
7 Nov 2019
6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Event: Dinner served for all attendees
Location: International Ballroom 
7 Nov 2019
7:00 AM-10:15 PM
Event: Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase
Location: International BallroomA favorite event at NERFA, This is where many Folk DJ’s have the opportunity to share their new
performer discoveries with each other – and with those of us lucky enough to be there as well.
7 Nov 2019
10:30 PM 
Event: Private and Guerrilla Showcases
Location: 2nd floor rooms 
 
Friday, November 8
8 Nov 2019
8:15 AM-11:00 AM
Event: Full Breakfast for attendees who purchased breakfast.
Location: International BallroomAdvance meal purchase required.
8 Nov 2019
9:00 AM 
Event: Registration Open
Location: LobbyAll Day
8 Nov 2019
9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Event: Yoga with Molly Williams
Location: Webster 2nd Floor 
8 Nov 2019
9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Event: Children’s Concert
Location: King David – 2nd Floor

We have 100 third grade students being bused from Julia A. Stark Elementary School to the hotel for special children’s concert. Please join us and see how the children relate to these performers and consider adding family programming to your venue if you are a presenter; or, if you are a performer, consider adding family programming to your repertoire to appeal to a wider range of venues.

8 Nov 2019
10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Event: Local 1000 Membership Meeting
Location: Twain – 2nd Floor 
8 Nov 2019
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Event: Workshop Session III 
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8 Nov 2019
11:30 AM 
Event: MUSICARES Free Earplug Clinic 
Location: LobbyFree custom earplugs. Sign up starting at 11:30AM, while supplies last
8 Nov 2019
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Event: Workshop Session IV
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8 Nov 2019
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Event: Welcoming Cocktail Party – Conference Registrants Only
Location: LobbyEach attendee staying at the Crowne Plaza receives one drink ticket upon hotel check-in.
8 Nov 2019
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Event: Pride Peer Group
Location: Hartford 
8 Nov 2019
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Event: Presenter Peer Group
Location: The Hale 
8 Nov 2019
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Event: Open 12 Step Meeting
Location: Ethan AllenAll programs and people welcome.
8 Nov 2019
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Event: Private and Guerrilla showcases
Location: 2nd floor rooms 
8 Nov 2019
2:30 PM-5:00 PM
Event: Exhibit Hall Opens
Location: Crowne Ballroom 
8 Nov 2019
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Event: Open Mic
Location: Atrium 3 – 2nd FloorOpen to attendees who have no other showcases booked at the conference.
8 Nov 2019
4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Event: Dinner served for all attendees
Location: International & State Ballrooms 
8 Nov 2019
6:15 PM-6:50 PM
Event: NERFA Folk Music Awards
Location: International Ballroom 
8 Nov 2019
7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Event: Formal Showcases
Location: International Ballroom 
8 Nov 2019
9:45 PM-11:30 PM
Event: Semi-Formal Showcases
Location: International Ballroom, State Ballroom, Hartford 
8 Nov 2019
11:45 PM 
Event: Private and Guerrilla showcases
Location: 2nd floor rooms 
 
Saturday, November 9
9 Nov 2019
9:00 AM 
Event: Registration Open
Location: Lobby 
9 Nov 2019
9:00 AM-9:55 PM
Event: Yoga with Molly Williams
Location: Webster – 2nd Floor 
9 Nov 2019
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Event: Brunch for attendees who purchased brunch
Location: International and State Ballrooms
Advance meal purchase required.
9 Nov 2019
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Event: Community Meeting with Board of Directors
Location: State Ballroom
Join the Board of Directors for a community meeting , you’re welcome to bring your brunch.
9 Nov 2019
11:30 AM 
Event: MUSICARES Free Earplug Clinic 
Location: Lobby
Free custom earplugs. Sign up starting at 11:30AM, while supplies last
9 Nov 2019
12:15 PM-1:45 PM
Event: Workshops Session V 
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9 Nov 2019
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Event: Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Crowne Ballroom 
9 Nov 2019
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Event: Open Mic
Location: Atrium 3 – 2nd Floor
Open to attendees who have no other showcases booked at the conference.
9 Nov 2019
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Event: Private and Guerrilla showcases 
Location: 2nd floor rooms 
9 Nov 2019
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Event: 25th Anniversary Celebration
Location: Hartford 
9 Nov 2019
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Event: Open 12 Step Meeting
Location: Ethan Allen
All programs and people welcome.
9 Nov 2019
4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Event: Dinner served for all attendees
Location: International and State Ballrooms 
9 Nov 2019
6:00 PM-6:25 PM
Event: NERFA Folk Music Awards
Location: International Ballroom 
9 Nov 2019
6:25 PM-6:50 PM
Event: Keynote Address by Noel Paul Stookey
Location: International Ballroom 
9 Nov 2019
7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Event: Formal Showcases
Location: International Ballroom 
9 Nov 2019
9:45 PM-11:30 PM
Event: Semi- Formal Showcases
Location: International Ballroom, State Ballroom, Hartford 
9 Nov 2019
11:45 PM 
Event: Private and Guerrilla showcases
Location: 2nd floor rooms 
 
Sunday, November 10
10 Nov 2019
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Event: Continental breakfast for Stamford Plaza hotel guests only
Location: International Ballroom pre-function area 
10 Nov 2019
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Event: Exhibit Hall open for final time
Location: Crowne Ballroom 
10 Nov 2019
10:00 AM-10:55 AM
Event: Yoga with Molly Williams
Location: Webster – 2nd Floor 
10 Nov 2019
11:00 AM-11:15 AM
Event: Exhibit Hall Breakdown
Location: Crowne Ballroom 
10 Nov 2019
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Event: Workshops Session VI 
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10 Nov 2019
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Event: Farewell luncheon for attendees who purchased lunch
Location: International Ballroom
Advance meal purchase required.
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