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IFEA Foundation Party & Live Auction

Our primary, annual fundraising event, celebrating the IFEA Foundation’s 25th Anniversary in 2018, is an all-important source of support that allows us to confidently provide convention scholarships to many young professionals who will become the next generation of industry leadership and to those deserving organizations working to build a solid and successful foundation for their festivals, events and communities. The funds raised also support our capabilities to provide and host top-quality industry presenters, speakers and programming, helping us to raise the bar for everyone in our global industry.

Beginning with an ‘Opening Reception’ followed by a sit-down, interactive dinner with special friends from around the world, this special evening will be interspersed with bidding on a selected menu of once-in-a-lifetime experience packages, helping us to reach our annual goal of exceeding the previous year’s success.

Best of all, the IFEA Foundation Party is included at no extra charge as part of your convention registration!


Interested in Donating an Auction Item?

One of the many highlights of this event are the special and unique auction items that have people buzzing around the auction tables all night. Auction items kindly provided by festivals, events, vendors and suppliers in the festival industry, just like yourself! The IFEA Foundation encourages you and/or your event/organization to donate a special item, experience package, travel opportunity, or product / service package to be included in the IFEA Foundation Auction.

Each item will be auctioned off as part of the IFEA Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat's Silent Auction. Each donation helps support the IFEA’s educational mission, scholarships, and the future of our industry, along with your professional peers from around the world.

2019 Donation Form & Due Date Coming Soon!


What Can You Donate?

What can you donate to the auction you ask? The real question is . . . what would you like to bid on at the Silent Auction? That’s your answer to what you can donate!! Things like:
  • specialty trips and travel packages
  • hard-to- get tickets / in-demand items (for festivals, concerts, one-of-a-kind experiences, etc.)
  • every day items that people need/want
  • unique items to get as gifts for friends and family of ALL ages
  • collectible pieces
  • hobby related items
  • items for an office
The list is endless! Just think, if you would bid on what you donate, you know there are others that would too!


IFEA Foundation Silent Auction

The IFEA Foundation ‘Silent Auction’ takes place over the course of our first two convention days each year.

Bidding begins at 8:00 a.m. and closes promptly at 6:00 p.m. each day, with checkout and item pick-up immediately following.

Items will change each day, so be sure to check out the great selection and deals! Bid high and bid often!
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