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2019 Hall of Fame

It's Time To Recognize the Leaders of Our Industry

It’s time to present the IFEA’s most prestigious honor. It’s time to induct someone into the IFEA Hall of Fame for 2019. Who will it be? Will it be your own Executive Director? Will it be one of your mentors? Will it be a colleague you’ve met at an IFEA Annual Convention? Will it be . . . you? Who that person will be is up to you. Now is the time to submit a nomination for that leader and recognize them for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the festivals and events industry.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2019 IFEA Hall of Fame Award.

About the Award:

Known as the associations most prestigious honor, the IFEA Hall of Fame recognizes those outstanding individuals who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made a significant contribution to the Festivals and Events Industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve, both locally and internationally. The International Festivals & Events Association is now accepting nominations from its members for those individuals who meet this standard for the 2019 Induction Ceremony.

Nomination Criteria:

Nominations must represent a current or past IFEA member who has made substantial achievements and/ or contributions to the festivals and events industry. Nominees can be retired and represent any facet of our industry (i.e. vendor, supporter, senior professional, etc.).
(Current IFEA World Board of Directors, IFEA Foundation Board of Directors and IFEA Staff Members are not eligible to be nominated*).
*Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the IFEA Hall of Fame Committee.

How Inductees are Selected:

Once nominations have been received, the IFEA Hall of Fame Committee, comprised of members of the IFEA World Board of Directors, will review all nominations and select one or more individuals to be honored in to the IFEA Hall of Fame.

Honoring the Inductee:

The Honoree (s) will be the guest (s) of the IFEA on an all-expense* paid trip to the 64th Annual IFEA Convention & Expo, where they will be inducted at the IFEA Awards Luncheon, in their honor.
*Includes 2 nights hotel, airfare and Convention registration.

2019 Entry Deadline

June 3, 2019


For questions on any of the IFEA Awards Programs, contact: Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications, at +1-208-433-0950 ext:3 or email:
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