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Upcoming CFEE CORE Classes

Updated Information Available Soon

Due to the moving of the 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance from 2020 to 2021 because of the COVID-19 crisis, elements of the CFEE program are being changed and adapted so those currently enrolled and those wishing to enroll, can continue with/start the program. We are currently working on those changes. More information will be available soon.

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.


  • Please contact Cindy Lerick, CFEE - Program Coordinator, Email: cindy@ifea.com.
  • Registration Questions, please contact Beth Petersen, Director of Membership at beth@ifea.com or +1-208-433-0950 ext: 8160.

The CFEE Certification Program is Sponsored by
Kaliff Insurance.

Non-Sponsorship Revenue Programs

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

Operations & Risk Management

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.
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Presented by:
Ira Rosen, CFEE
Assistant Professor & Director of the Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Project Managemen

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 takeholders. 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

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