2015 COCA National Conference

Posted by:  Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA)  | When:  –  | Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton, 16615 109 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, CAN

  Booking 15 Sonicbids bands

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The Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) is seeking 15 Sonicbids artists to perform at this year's event.

Please Note:
After paying for your submission you must follow the link on the payment confirmation page to fill out your submission form. Your submission will not be complete until this form has been submitted. Before completing the submission form, it is suggested you read through these 3 documents-- Showcase Fees, Terms & Conditions, and Showcase Policies. All of which can be found 
under Showcase Info at the bottom of the 2015 National Conference Page.    

The Opportunity

The event, taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton in Edmonton Alberta, will include 4 days and 5 nights of entertainment showcases, networking, trade show and educational sessions. Approximately 130 delegates will be in attendance representing 55 schools from across the country.

Selected artists must pay a showcase fee. Selected artists must become a COCA Associate or be represented by a company that is, or will become, a COCA Associate. All selected acts must be represented in the trade show (Biz Hall) either by a member of the act itself or by a company representing the act. Trade show dates are June 11-12, 2015. COCA associate status and conference registration (trade show booth + official delegate) forms are available at COCA website under Conferences & Meetings and National Conference. 

The Band

  • Genres accepted include, but are not limited to rock, Americana, folk, singer/songwriter, acoustic, urban, electronic, DJ, soul, reggae, spoken word, lecture, comedy, non-music

The Gig


  • Standup Comedy sets are 15 minutes each
  • All other sets are 20 minutes each
  • All showcases will be advanced by the production manager with the acts selected to showcase at the conference
  • Sound checks are the morning or afternoon on the day of the showcase
  • There will be 5 different showcases stages with no overlap between sets
Additional Compensation Details
  • Artists may sell merch on-site
  • If you are a Canadian artist, there are a number of
    organizations such as FACTOR and provincial music industry associations that assist artists with travel expenses involved with showcasing at contact events such as COCA conferences. For links to some of these organizations, please go to the COCA web site: In the left side menu, click on Links- Entertainment