MPF Intensive 2022

December 7 | Boise, Idaho | By Invitation Only


The Music Policy Forum Intensive is a day-long, invitation-only, off-the-record gathering of leading music advocates and stakeholders from across the world. We are excited to announce that for the first time, this year’s event will be in Boise, Idaho, at the Treefort Music Hall on December 7, 2023. The MPF Intensive takes place a day before this year's public facing conference, the Cascadia Music Summit, on December 8. This hybrid in-person and on-line conference is presented in partnership with Music Idaho, the City of Boise, Boise State University, and Campfire Music Foundation.

The Intensive is a fast-moving, provocative event that allows delegates to explore some of the most important issues facing our community through framing presentations and facilitated small group discussions. It is an intimate, off-the-record opportunity to reconnect with old allies, make new friends, share your experiences, and explore new ways of thinking in a supportive, collaborative environment.

The one-day event facilitates a series of critical questions in a small group format. Throughout the day, delegates cycle through assigned tables, engaging and exchanging ideas with artists, policy makers, nonprofit leaders, venue operators, and other community stakeholders. At the end of the day, MPF Intensive delegates have shared concerns, challenges, best practices, and fresh thinking  with dozens of their peers. They leave with stronger relationships, inspiration and ideas, and the learning that comes from actively participating, not just passively listening.

For more information, take a look at some of our reports and essays from past intensives below:

2019 Intensive Report2022 Intensive Report2022 Delegate Essays


For delegates who are traveling from out of town, we have partnered with the Hampton Inn Downtown Boise to offer discounted lodging for the conference. To book a room, click here.
Note: to use the discounted rate, all rooms must be booked before November 21st.


If you are interested in more information about the 2023 MPF Intensive: Boise or want to explore working with MPF to bring an Intensive to your community, please write us at