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Upcoming CFEE CORE Classes


Sponsored by Kaliff Insurance. 

Due to the 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance from moving to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, elements of the CFEE program have been changed and adapted so those currently enrolled and those wishing to enroll, can continue with/start the program.

The following three CFEE Core Curriculum Classes will be held virtually in 2020. Specific details regarding the platfrom and log-in information to attend the virtual CFEE Classes, will be sent closer to the dates for each CFEE Class.


  • Please contact Cindy Lerick, CFEE - Program Coordinator, Email: cindy@ifea.com.
  • Registration Questions, please contact Kaye Campbell, CFEE, Director of Partnerships, Programs & Finance at kaye@ifea.com or +1-208-433-0950 ext: 8150.
If you have registered for the CFEE FastTrack and have already completed the first three CFEE Core Classes, please still submit your registration for the second three classes.

CFEE Start Time in Your Time Zone

Virtual CFEE Classes will be held at 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Note: Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 1st, 2020.
We have calculated the CFEE classes to start at the following times in the following locations, below. For assistance determining the time zone in your city, CLICK HERE. (Set the 1st City to Boise, ID, USA):

  • 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hawaii (1:00 p.m. after Nov 1)
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Arizona (4:00 p.m. after Nov 1)
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Central
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Eastern
  • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - BRT (8:00 p.m. after Nov 1)
  • 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. GMT United Kingdom (11:00 p.m. after Nov 1)
  • 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - CET Netherlands (12:00 a.m. after Nov 1)
  • 12:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. - SAST South Africa (1:00 a.m. after Nov 1)
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - AEDT Australia (10:00 a.m. after Nov 1)
The following three CFEE Core Curriculum Classes, sponsored by Kaliff Insurance, will be offered in 2020. Attendees may register for classes individually*, or as part of the CFEE FastTrack Program.** Classes may be taken as part of the CFEE Certification Program, or as regular educational seminars. If registering as part of the CFEE FastTrack, the remaining 3 Core Curriculum Classes to complete the 6 required Core Curriculum Classes, will be offered in 2021.


OCTOBER 27 & 28, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (MDT)

The most basic element of the industry is operations/risk management for one simple reason – any festival or event is a large gathering of people. The top priority of any organizer is to ensure that gathering is conducted in the safest possible manner. This area of instruction is designed to look at the basic elements of event/festival operations and risk management from both the philosophical and practical approaches, providing a sound foundation of knowledge in the subject area. Learn More
Presented by:
Ira Rosen, CFEE
Associate Professor & Director of the Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA


NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (MST)

Project management is the management of the project to deliver the event. It concerns integrating all the areas of management such as marketing, design and operations so they efficiently use the event resources and satisfy the objectives of the event stakeholders. It produces an accountable system used to report to the event stakeholders, delegate tasks to the event team and establish a control timeline. In particular it employs the tools of project management to manage the phases of the event from the concept through the planning and preparation to the event close down.
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Presented by:
Bill O'Toole, CFEE
Events Development Specialist
Event Project Management System Pty., Ltd.
Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia


NOVEMBER 17 & 18, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (MST)

While many areas of professional education deal with sponsorship, the major portion of revenue generated by many event organizations comes from more traditional sources – items such as tickets, food and beverage, and merchandise. This area of instruction is designed to look at such items and other components of non-sponsorship revenue sources.
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Presented by:
Becky Genoways, CFEE
Genoways Events
Rockford, IL, USA

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