From the FAR-West website: http://www.far-west.org/far-west-2017.html
"Opening Doors with Songs and Stories"
Oct 5-8, 2017 - Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA
FAR-West, one of five regions of Folk Alliance International, celebrates folk music through our annual conference. We invite you to join us this October -- to listen, celebrate, recognize, and enjoy the richness of folk music in the West. Our regional conference offers an affordable, intimate and interactive way for acoustic artists and presenters to focus on the folk community in the western region of the US and Canada. Join us for four days of music, learning and connecting. We welcome a wide variety of styles, levels and disciplines, encouraging musical and cultural diversity and excellence.