Business Conference

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World of Bluegrass Buisness Conference

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Special First-Time Attendee Discount Available for the Business Conference!

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NEW! for 2016: the Gig Fair will be held on TUESDAY!!!

The IBMA Business Conference is the premier industry event and trade show where top bluegrass professionals—including artists, agents, journalists, merchandisers, record labels, publicists, publishers, talent buyers and more—come to share and discover the latest tools, strategies, technology and sounds.  The 2016 conference with take place September 27 - September 29 at the Raleigh Convention Center in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC.

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  • Discounted conference registration for first-time attendees.
  • Cutting-edge seminars, panels and workshops on business models, touring, festivals, marketing, radio, copyright, digital media, contract negotiation and more.
  • Focused content tracks for Talent Buyers, Songwriters and CLE Training.
  • Health Fair with FREE vision exams AND EYEWEAR, dental exams and custom ear plug fittings.
  • Special events, including the Gig Fair (like speed dating for artists and talent buyers), DJ Taping Session, and Song Critique Session
  • Sponsored and official Afternoon Showcases in the Raleigh Convention Center
  • Business-to-Business (B2B) Exhibit Hall
  • Town Hall Meeting and Special constituency meetings with fellow professionals in your field.
  • Keynote Address and reception
  • Momentum and Special Awards luncheons
  • Networking receptions and Happy Hours



Registration   IBMA Members Non Members
Tier 1 (April 5-April 18)    
Full Registration $200 --
First-Time Attendee $160  
Single-Day $80 --
Tier 2 (April 19-May 31)    
Full Registration $200 $240
First-Time Attendee $160 $160
Single-Day $80 $90
Tier 3 (June 1-September 23)    
Full Registration $240 $280
First-Time Attendee $190 $190
Single-Day $90 100
Tier 4 & Onsite (September 24-Event)    
Full Registration $290 $290
Single-Day $110 $110

*Member pricing only available for advanced ticket purchase.  Onsite pricing will be at the Non-Member rate 

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The IBMA business conference: network, promote, discover.

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