50+ Hours of Content & Exclusive Features

After the success of last year’s all-virtual event, we are bringing the best of both worlds to IBMA World of Bluegrass 2021! With virtual passes on our online event platform, Swapcard, both in-person attendees and fans around the globe can access live and on-demand content and enhance the in-person experience in exciting new ways!

Access opens September 14 for Exhibitors, September 21 for Attendees

IBMA World of Bluegrass
September 28 – October 1, 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina

REGISTER NOW!

Click Below For Content Details

Includes virtual access to:

IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Official Showcases
IBMA International Ramble Showcase
IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards presented by Yamaha
IBMA Songwriter Showcase
IBMA Keynote Address
IBMA Industry Awards
IBMA Momentum Awards
IBMA Town Hall
Virtual Exhibit Hall
And more!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to licensing constraints, music performances will only air live and will not be available for on-demand viewing.

Includes virtual access to:

ALL IBMA Business Conference sessions (30+ hours)
Networking Opportunities
IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Official Showcases
IBMA International Ramble Showcase
IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards presented by Yamaha
IBMA Songwriter Showcase
IBMA Keynote Address
IBMA Industry Awards
IBMA Momentum Awards
IBMA Town Hall
Virtual Exhibit Hall
And more!

IBMA Member price – $99
Non-member price – $149

The IBMA member passcode was sent to all IBMA members on September 11. If you joined/renewed after September 11, the member passcode can be found in the confirmation email of your membership and in the IBMA member portal at ibma.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Conference content will be available for on-demand viewing. However, due to licensing constraints, music performances will only air live and will not be available for on-demand viewing.

Our Virtual Exhibit Pass includes all content within the Virtual Conference Pass plus the ability to expand your reach to our global audience by:

  • Displaying company information, web links, and branded graphics
  • Listing and selling up to 15 products with feature images, descriptions, and prices
  • Hosting pre-recorded or live product demos, showcases, and other video content
  • Linking documents, including promotional and marketing collateral, press releases, and one-sheets
  • Engaging new customers or reconnecting with business partners via live chat or private video meetings
  • Capturing leads of attendees who have interacted with your virtual booth at any time during the event
  • PLEASE NOTE: Exhibitors must be IBMA members to sign up for the Virtual Exhibitor Pass. Join today!

Registration & Login Process

Step One: Register for one of three virtual passes above. Each pass builds upon the previous, so you do not need to buy multiple passes for different content.

Virtual access is automatically included for currently registered IBMA Business Conference in-person attendees and exhibitors. We highly encourage new registrants to purchase their pass 24 to 48 hours before the event.

Step Two: On September 21, you will receive an email from Swapcard. Follow the prompts in the email to login to Swapcard on your desktop or mobile device.

If you used Swapcard last year, you will use your existing password (or request a password reset). If you do not have a Swapcard account, you will be prompted to create a password.

Step Three: Click “IBMA World of Bluegrass 2021” to enter the virtual event! Build out your profile, explore Swapcard’s features, and get ready for the most important week in bluegrass!

View the Swapcard resources below for help with navigating the platform and making the most of your virtual experience.

Swapcard Features

Your Personalized Event

  • Bookmark sessions you want to attend to curate the perfect agenda.
  • Never miss a session or performance with push notification reminders.
  • Customize your profile with photo, contact info, social links, and more.
  • Easily navigate our Virtual Exhibit Hall with exhibitor and product filters.

Community Reconnected

  • Cheer on your favorite band or participate in sessions with real-time live chat.
  • Engage with attendees and exhibitors via chat, video calls, or set up in-person meetings.
  • Based on your profile, Swapcard AI suggests attendees it thinks you should meet.

Always Up To Date

  • Carry the entire event in your pocket with Swapcard’s mobile app on iOS and Android.
  • Stay in the loop with updated schedules, maps, bios, event descriptions, and more.
  • Watch live and on-demand videos from conference, music, and awards programming.

Industry Forward

  • Customized company profile with branded graphics, team members, and contact info.
  • List and sell up to 15 products with featured images, descriptions, prices, and more.
  • Capture leads of those who have interacted with your booth during the week.
  • Engage with attendees via live chat, video calls, or private meetings .

Resource Guides

ATTENDEE GUIDE

DETAILED ATTENDEE GUIDE

Attendee access opens September 21.

EXHIBITOR GUIDE

DETAILED EXHIBITOR GUIDE

Exhibitor access opens September 14.

FAQ

Q: Will Swapcard work on my device?
A: Swapcard is available on desktop or mobile via iOS and Android! (You must be registered for a virtual pass to access event content through the desktop or mobile app.)

Q: When will I gain access once I have registered?
A: Exhibitors will gain access on September 14. Conference & Music Pass attendees will gain access on September 21. If you register after these dates, you will gain access 24-48 hours AFTER submitting your registration. We highly encourage all attendees to allow a 24- to 48-hour window between registration and the first event they plan to attend.

Q: Who do I contact if I need help?
A: For questions about logging into Swapcard or features of the platform, click here. If you are experiencing issues directly accessing IBMA World of Bluegrass content, contact [email protected].

Q: Will live music be available to watch later?
A: Due to licensing restraints, music performances will only air live and will not be available for on-demand viewing. However, conference and awards content will be available for live and on-demand viewing after its initial airing.

Q: I’ve purchased in-person registration for Raleigh. Do I also need to purchase virtual pass?
A: No. Virtual access is automatically included for currently registered IBMA Business Conference in-person attendees and exhibitors.

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