2006 Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) Regional Conference

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Break into the Canadian college and university market. Founded in 1982, the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) is the only association dedicated purely to campus activities programming in Canada.

The COCA Regional Conference provides an excellent opportunity for colleges & universities, booking agencies and self-represented artists to gather together, network, showcase, exhibit and conduct business. Held November 2-4, 2006 in Hamilton, Ontario, this event is three days and nights of music, variety performers, comedians, networking, and educational sessions.

Delegates include programmers and event managers from colleges and universities from all across Ontario and Quebec. There are approximately 10 spots available for evening showcase performances for bands, 5 for comedians, 5 for singer songwriters and 3 for variety performers (with a focus on diversity). Performances will be held twice daily in 5 different venues in Hamilton. All genres are accepted.

Artists that are selected to showcase must become COCA associate members or be represented by a company that is. Associate membership and conference registration forms are available at the COCA Web site under Conferences – National Conference. In addition to the application fee, the showcase fee is $200 CAD + GST; COCA Membership Fee is $275 CAD + GST; and the Business Hall Booth Fee is $210 CAD.

Please note: If you have any questions about the fees paid to COCA for Membership or Booths, please direct them to the COCA Office at 519-690-0207 or by email through the Contact button on the web site. Sonicbids is not responsible for refunds associated with your COCA submission

Terms And Conditions

Although COCA strives to make all events accessible to all participants, including individuals with a disability or special need where reasonably possible, not all special needs may be accommodated at all sites. If you desire special services because of a disability, handicap or special need, please indicate the special service(s) on an attached piece of paper and return it to the address indicated in these registration materials as early as possible and AT LEAST SIX WEEKS IN ADVANCE of the first day of the event. If the Association is unable to provide the special service(s) you requested and you do not attend the event, the Association will refund your registration fee.

The registrant/applicant hereby agrees to hold harmless and indemnify COCA and the Conference facility against any and all costs, claims, damages, and expenses (including attorney's fees), of whatsoever nature, arising from or related to the violation by the registrant/applicant of any of the policies or procedures of COCA, or any act or omission of the registrant/applicant at or in connection with the Conference. The term "applicant/registrant" includes the person submitting the application as well as any other person or persons appearing at or attending the Convention in connection with the party applying. Applicants/registrants agree by signing this application that they have read, understand and will adhere to the Policies and Procedures of the COCA National Conference.

Showcase performances may not be videotaped by any Conference delegate or other attendee (other than COCA employees and contractors). Delegates and attendees are subject to temporary confiscation of video equipment in the event they violate this policy. COCA is not responsible for any damage or loss associated with confiscated equipment.

Attendance at showcase events is voluntary, and it is the responsibility of the attendee to determine whether a particular event poses a risk to the attendee. Some element of risk may be associated with some showcase events. Some events may include hypnosis and some individuals may be more susceptible to hypnosis than others. The attendee accepts all responsibility for all consequences associated with attending showcase events and COCA is held harmless against all claims arising from any result of attending a showcase event.

COCA photographs Conference activities and attendees. These photographs may be used in any COCA promotional materials and publications, and on the COCA Web site, as well as in other COCA publications. By attending the Conference, you give us your permission to use photographs in which you and your acts appear for these purposes.