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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.

'Surfs Up!' IFEA Foundation Party & Live Auction

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Surrounded by the retro-ambiance of the Town & Country’s Grand Plaza, including sparkling swimming pools, fountains and the Tiki Pavilion, complete with the surf and sun music of the 1960’s, this year’s IFEA Foundation Party promises to be a fun, laid-back and memorable evening with good friends, for a great cause.


With an ‘Opening Reception’ from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m., 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! So, mark your calendar, grab your flip-flops and plan to be there for a special and memorable evening!


IFEA Foundation Silent Auction

Monday, October 1, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This year’s IFEA Foundation ‘Silent Auction’ will take place over the course of our first two convention days (October 1st & 2nd) in the Golden Foyer near the Convention Registration Desk.

Bidding will begin at 8:00 a.m. and close promptly at 6:00 p.m. each day, with checkout at the IFEA Convention Registration Desk.

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

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.

Donation Forms & Items Due Date Extended to:
Monday, September 18, 2018.

2018 IFEA Foundation Annual Auction Donation Form (PDF)
2018 IFEA Foundation Annual Auction Donation Form (online)

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’s others that would too! So give some thought to what you could donate to the IFEA Foundation’s Annual Auction and when you’re ready to make a contribution, click on one of the links below.
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