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IFEA's Annual Convention

The IFEA Annual Convention is the top networking event in our field, full of valuable information that can be taken home and put to immediate use in your own community. Here, professionals gather together to share ideas, experiences and opportunities that shape the successes of our common industry and individual events. In the hallways, sessions, and events of the convention you will meet many individuals with a multitude of experiences, challenges, points of view, approaches, leadership styles, and networking connections. Their commonality is their desire and willingness to share all of the above with each other. For those who use it, it is also their greatest tool and resource.

Nowhere else will you find so many ideas, so much creativity, and such easy access to the most successful events and event professionals in the world. During the convention you will experience nearly 100 educational sessions by the top experts and success stories in our business. We pride ourselves on providing up to 90% new topics and speakers each year, ensuring that attendees at all levels - first timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional - will find all the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking for.
There is no higher value available in our industry today than the IFEA Convention & Expo. Convention registration will get you all of these convention benefits and much more:
  • All Educational sessions
  • The IFEA Awards Luncheon
  • The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Presentation
  • The Foundation Night Party & Auction
  • Social and networking opportunities
  • The IFEA Expo
  • The DFEST® Hospitality Suite
  • Connections International Café
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Convention Program Book
  • Session Handouts
Don't miss IFEA's largest and most eagerly anticipated Annual Convention. Plan ahead to join us now!

IFEA's Annual Expo

One of the most important components of the IFEA’s Annual Convention, the IFEA Expo is the top trade show in our industry for bringing together the creative products, services and solutions of our suppliers/exhibitors, with the leadership and decision makers who call the shots for festivals and events around the world. IFEA's Expo provides event industry suppliers with a highly valuable opportunity for face-to-face exposure and interaction with festival and event executives who are seriously looking for new ideas, products and services that will enhance their events and success.

What Makes IFEA Vendor Members Different
Uniquely at the IFEA, all members are considered equal and critical to the success of our industry. Twenty-five years ago, IFEA’s Board of Directors voted to include and recognize suppliers and vendors to our industry as full members, with no differences in recognitions or benefits. This important step formally recognized what everyone already knew…that the suppliers and vendors who support our industry are a critical part of our successes, past, present and future.

By registering for both the IFEA Expo and IFEA Convention, all exhibitors have the opportunity to attend the nearly 100 educational seminar sessions offered at the convention, along with invaluable opportunities to interact with clients (and potential clients) while learning the latest trends in the festivals & events industry. Additional venues to meet and mingle with industry professionals and peers exist at the many social activities planned for convention attendees. Discover what the decision-makers in the festival industry are learning and discussing, while making valuable contacts and friendships. (Note: Separate convention registration is required as interested.)
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