The Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide

Sign up for email updates from International Festivals & Events Association

Home > Convention & Expo > 63rd Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat > Professional Education Topics

Professional Education Topics

It has been said that “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” The industry’s top professionals understand the difference that education, knowledge, a continuing global dialogue, and exposure to new and differing perspectives make between leading the parade or marching in place. Changing your perspective, changes the experience, for everyone.

For 63 years the IFEA has provided the festivals and events industry with the very best in professional education and training; a wealth of differing and successful perspectives; a tradition that continues this year. The IFEA prides itself on presenting up to 90% new topics and/or speakers each year, drawing upon the insights and input of active industry leadership from around the globe. We work to ensure that attendees at all levels - first-timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional - can all find the answers and creative new ideas that you are looking for. A sampling of this year’s topics and perspective changers, presented by the top leaders in our global industry, include*, among others: (* subject to change)

of
Sponsor of the IFEA Annual Convention & Expo

Sponsor of the IFEA Annual Convention & Expo  
of
We can always count on the IFEA to track and identify the issues that we need to be paying attention to - often before they become a reality in our own market - and then to provide ready access to the leading resources and solutions available to our industry as we craft our own response. We have been pleased to serve as an active link in the IFEA network through multiple generations of KDF leadership.”
Mike Berry, CFEE
President & CEO
Kentucky Derby Festival
of

Sponsorship & Revenues

  • Sponsorship Then & Now: The Things That Never Change and the Things That Already Have
  • 45 Sponsorship Activation Ideas in 45 Minutes...Plus Some of Your Own
  • Calculating the Social Capital of Events
  • Fresh Perspectives: The Changing World of Non-Traditional Revenue, Sponsorships and Partnerships
  • Utilities: Why We Sponsor What We Sponsor
  • The Art of Sponsorship
  • Revenue the Traditional Non-Profit Way – Creating a Development Effort
  • Maximizing Returns from Effective Alcohol Service
  • Lessons Learned from a Career in Sponsorship
  • Creative Perspectives: Ignite! Idea Generator Session
  • Strengthening Our Partnerships with Concessionaires
  • Food Trucks vs. Food Vendors: What Makes Sense for Your Event
  • Enhanced Perspective: The Future of Festivals & Cannabis

Technology, Creativity and Innovation

  • Controlling the Message: Creating a Social Marketing Plan
  • Creative Perspectives: Ignite! Idea Generator Session
  • Joy & Wonder: Reimagining the Future of Parades
  • Strengthening Our Partnerships with Concessionaires
  • Food Trucks vs. Food Vendors: What Makes Sense for Your Event
  • Protected Perspective: Insuring Your Data and Use of Other’s Information in a Privacy-Focused World
  • Creating a Better Community Festival Experience
  • The IFEA City-Event Project Challenge (Participative Team Challenge)
  • Zero Waste Management for Events

Operations & Risk Management

  • Rising Awareness: What are We Learning about How to Keep Our Events Safe?
  • Insuring Against the Unthinkable: Terrorism & Acts of Violence Insurance Coverage
  • Festival, Event & Host City Interactive Risk Management Table Top Exercise (Special Extended Session)
  • Proactive Prospective: Preventing Sexual Harassment/Assault at Events (#MeToo)
  • Changing Perspectives: The Quickly Evolving Event Roles, Expectations and Challenges of Global Host Cities
  • Developing an Operations ‘Bible’ for Your Event
  • Uprooted: Inside a Decision to Move Your Event to a Different City or Site
  • Strengthening Our Partnerships with Concessionaires
  • Food Trucks vs. Food Vendors: What Makes Sense for Your Event
  • Zero Waste Management for Events
  • Critical Assets: Volunteer Management Best Practices for Mid-to-Large Scale Festivals & Events
  • Creative Perspectives: Ignite! Idea Generator Session
of

Marketing, Branding and Media Relations

  • Controlling the Message: Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan
  • Changing Aspirations: Revisiting & Strengthening Your Event Brand
  • Changing Perspective: The New World of Newspapers and Community Events
  • The Changing Event Roles of Parks Departments and How to Maximize the Partnership
  • Event Evaluation: Theory & Methods for Event Management & Tourism
  • Media Training for You, Your Board and Your Staff
  • Enhanced Perspective: The Future of Festivals & Cannabis
  • Adding Dimension to Your Event: Maximizing Diversity & Inclusion
  • Creating New Perspectives: The Strategy of Event & Place Branding
  • Creative Perspectives: Ignite! Idea Generator Session

Leadership & Management

  • Creating New Perspectives: The Strategy of Event & Place Branding
  • The IFEA City-Event Project Challenge (Participative Team Challenge)
  • Balancing the Value & Liabilities of Large Events for Host Cities
  • Common Ground: What Events, Chambers & Tourism Agencies Can Learn from One Another
  • Getting the Right People on the Bus: Effective & Practical Board Recruitment, Governance & Development
  • Inside Perspectives: The Event Cities of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Inside Perspective: The Event Cities/Markets of Seattle, Washington and New South Wales, Australia
  • Changing Dynamics: The Power of Events to Shape a City and Build Community
  • Creative Perspectives: Ignite! Idea Generator Session
  • Calculating the Social Capital of Events
  • Proactive Prospective: Preventing Sexual Harassment/Assault at Events (#MeToo)
  • Enhanced Perspective: The Future of Festivals & Cannabis
  • Protected Perspective: Insuring Your Data and Use of Other’s Information in a Privacy-Focused World
  • Creating a Better Community Festival Experience
  • Zero Waste Management for Events
  • Insuring Against the Unthinkable: Terrorism & Acts of Violence Insurance Coverage
  • Festival, Event & Host City Interactive Risk Management Table Top Exercise (Special Extended Session)
  • Evolving Perspectives: The Quickly Growing Event Roles, Expectations and Challenges of Global Host Cities
  • Event Evaluation: Theory & Methods for Event Management & Tourism
  • Media Training for You, Your Board and Your Staff
  • New World: An Inside Look at the Dynamic Changes Within Saudi Arabia’s Event, Entertainment and Tourism Industry

Host City Partnerships

  • The IFEA City-Event Project Challenge (Participative Team Challenge)
  • Balancing the Value & Liabilities of Large Events for Host Cities
  • Changing Dynamics: The Power of Events to Shape a City and Build Community
  • Calculating the Social Capital of Events
  • Enhanced Perspective: The Future of Festivals & Cannabis
  • Zero Waste Management for Events
  • Insuring Against the Unthinkable: Terrorism & Acts of Violence Insurance Coverage
  • Festival, Event & Host City Interactive Risk Management Table Top Exercise (Special Extended Session)
  • Evolving Perspectives: The Quickly Growing Event Roles, Expectations and Challenges of Global Host Cities
  • Event Evaluation: Theory & Methods for Event Management & Tourism
of
Back to
Top
< Back
X