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IFEA Day - A Look to the Future

In a year where days feel like weeks and weeks feel like years; where both questions and answers are unclear; where the sustainability of our individual events, as well as our global industry, are at the mercy of something we do not yet control; we invite you to join us as we look to the future…a moment from now and years ahead.

Join us for a virtual day of thought-provoking insights, new ideas, a little motivational reinforcement, and the critical professional networking that will get us all (sanely and stronger) through our current challenges.

IFEA Day will center around sharing the collaborative conclusions of many of your global peers, arrived at following weeks of committee discussions and research to refocus our visions of the future, both short and long term. Insights that you cannot afford to miss!

Come join us as we continue our common journey to Re-Present, Re-Open, Re-Connect, Re-Imagine and protect the financial sustainability of our events looking forward.

IFEA Day Schedule

All Times Listed in Mountain Day Time (MDT)

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Opening Session and Welcome by IFEA President & CEO Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE and a featured keynote presenter

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Educational Sessions to help us all refocus our priorities, visions and directions, as we move through the most challenging and unique time in our history.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch Break (Optional Programming TBA)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Educational Sessions to help us all refocus our priorities, visions and directions, as we move through the most challenging and unique time in our history.

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
An educational session to help us revisit the programs and considerations that may help us all to stay financially sustainable through 2020 and into the future.

IFEA Foundation Celebration Schedule listed below.
IFEA Day will be broadcast using IFEA Member, Eventeny. Log-in details will be sent to all who register, closer to October 20, 2020.


We understand that many of our Members may be experiencing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many of our other IFEA Member Benefits, we are excited to make IFEA Day and IFEA Foundation Celebration FREE of charge to all IFEA Members!

For those who may not have been hit as hard, that are still able to submit a paid registration, we welcome your continued support and have provided payment options on the registration form. Please pay what you feel you are comfortably able to pay.

$150 (US Dollars) - Non-Member Registration Fee per person

If you are interested in joining the IFEA, please Click Here to join. (Once your IFEA Membership has been processed and you receive your IFEA Member Log-In details, log-in to the IFEA Member Registration form for IFEA Day, to register.)
IFEA Day Registration Questions?
Please contact Beth Petersen, Director of Member Services at E: beth@ifea.com or P: +1-208-433-0950 ext: 8160.

IFEA Foundation Celebration!

Supporting the Future

Following a day of learning and reimagining, we invite you to our IFEA Foundation Celebration, complete with an informal Happy Hour Hop of networking with your professional peers, auction events and more!

The IFEA Foundation Celebration will wrap up a critical campaign by the IFEA Foundation and IFEA World Boards to raise important funds that will help keep the IFEA fiscally healthy and ensure that we will be there to continue providing the important resources; information; education; advocacy and representation; guidance; and countless other member benefits that are critical to every festival and event that make up our unique and essential industry!

We hope that you will participate and support as generously as you can.

IFEA Foundation Celebration Schedule

All Times Listed in Mountain Day Time (MDT)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

IFEA Foundation Celebration – Supporting the Future
Cap off an informative day of insights with fun for an industry cause as we wrap up our online auction, highlight the adventures in our Ultimate Experience getaways, and throw in a little of the unexpected along the way!

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
IFEA Day Happy Hour Hop - Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy networking with both new and familiar faces! Stay in one virtual “room” or visit several, all hosted by IFEA Foundation Board members ready to help you make valuable industry connections.
The IFEA Foundation Celebration – Supporting the Future, portion of IFEA Day, will be broadcast via Facebook Live. More details coming soon on how to access!

Register Here

If you can only make the IFEA Foundation Celebration and Happy Hour Hop, be sure to register so we can send you information on how to attend. If you register for IFEA Day, you do NOT need to register for the Celebration/Happy Hour separately.


Help Support the IFEA!

Like all of you and your events, we are all working to stay fiscally healthy and sustainable as we plan for a future that will require us to respond and react to new demands, expectations, and challenges yet-to-be-imagined, on a moment-by-moment notice.

IFEA Day and the IFEA Foundation Celebration are designed not only to be an important educational and visioning opportunity, but also to serve as a fund-raising event as part of our own efforts toward those goals.

We ask that everyone help and support as possible, before, during and after this special event.

Bid, donate, register, become a member and participate as much as your own situation and budgets (personal and organization) will allow.

Your support is both critical and appreciated.

FREE For All To Attend!

We are excited to announce that the IFEA Foundation Celebration – Supporting the Future, portion of IFEA Day, will be broadcast via Facebook Live and will be available for free, for everyone to attend! This is the time to invite everyone in your circle and beyond to join in the fun!

Invite Your Friends:

  • Your family

  • Your co-workers

  • Your board

  • Your sponsors

  • Your committees

  • Your volunteers

  • Your vendors

  • Your entertainers

  • Your community

Ways to Support The IFEA

Make a donation to our IFEA Foundation ‘Fund for the Future,’ at as generous a level as possible. Those funds are all directed to keeping our mission-specific educational programming available.
For those members who are able to submit a paid registration, we welcome your continued support. Please pay what you feel you are comfortably able to pay.
If you are a current IFEA Member, please remember to renew your membership.
If you have been utilizing any of our COVID-19 resources and programming, please support the IFEA by joining and gain access to our many other benefits and resources.
One of the easiest ways you can lend your support to the IFEA Foundation is with a Silent Auction item donation. If interested in donating an item, please contact Kaye Campbell, CFEE at kaye@ifea.com.
Plan your future Road Trip! Win an Ultimate Experience Getaway for only $100! All remaining packages will be sold in the IFEA Foundation Online Auction.
Register for our IFEA Professional Certification Program (CFEE – Certified Festival & Event Executive), sponsored by Kaliff Insurance. Virtual Classes will be held this fall.
Create a permanent and named IFEA Legacy Scholarship, ensuring that the future leadership of our industry remain supported and that the named individual, group or organization is recognized in perpetuity for your/their role in our global industry.
Support our global industry and all those who make festivals and events possible around the world, as an IFEA Sponsor.
IFEA Foundation Celebration Questions?
Please contact Kaye Campbell, CFEE, Director of Partnerships and Programs at E: kaye@ifea.com or P: +1-208-433-0950 ext: 8150.
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