2016 COCA National Conference

Posted by:  Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA)  | When:  –  | Where: Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario, 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:
Please read, Showcase Fees, Terms & Conditions, and Showcase Policies; all of which can be found under Showcase Info at the bottom of the
2016 National Conference Page


The Opportunity

The event, taking place at the Delta Ottawa City Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, will include 4 days & 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 or by a company representing the act. Trade show dates are June 10-11, 2016. COCA membership and Conference Registration (trade show booth and official delegate) forms are available at COCA website under Events - National Conference - 2016. 

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