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What Can the IFEA Provide You?

The IFEA exists to serve the needs of our entire industry, who produce and support quality celebrations for the benefit of their respective 'communities' and all those who share our core values of excellence & quality; the sharing of experience, knowledge, creativity and best practices; and the importance of 'community' building both locally and globally. Our success lies in the success of those we serve through professional education, programming, products and resources, networking and representation.

Membership in the IFEA provides value from all directions, including invaluable contacts and cash budget savings worth many times the membership investment. The more you use them, the higher your return.


Contact: Beth Petersen, Director of Member Services at Phone: +1-208-433-0950 ext: 8160 or Email:

Take a moment now, to join the IFEA.We are all STRONGER when we work TOGETHER.

If you're interested in joining the IFEA, we have many different membership specials offered throughout the year.


Resources & Networking

With an extensive network of members, membership with the IFEA not only allows you access to this unique peer group, but also provides many resources and tools to allow you to communicate and network with them including; Member Only Website; Online Membership Directory; Online Event Resource Marketplace; Career Networking and Industry Employment, Online store; Industry Surveys and Templates and much more.
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Communication & Outreach

Getting information out to our members is important, whether it be news of our next convention, our latest Webinar, our upcoming issue of our magazine through tools that you can use such as our social media sites; IFEA Update; Event Insider; "ie" the business of international events magazine and much more.
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Convention & Education

As a professional in the Festivals & Events Industry, recognizing the importance and value of continuing to sharpen your skills, grow your knowledge base and expand your professional network can mean the difference between Good and Great. At IFEA, we believe that learning never stops, and we're pleased to be able to offer a variety of ongoing opportunities to help meet your educational goals such as our Annual Convention & Expo; Online Webinar Series, CFEE Certification; Event Management School and much more.
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Awards & Industry Recognition

Professional recognition by your peers can help to establish your event and take it to the next level. As the professional body for the festivals and events industry, the IFEA provides a number of awards that recognize quality, creativity, excellence, service and achievement in our business such as the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition; the IFEA Hall of Fame Award; the IFEA Volunteer of the Year and the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award.
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Professional Products & Services

Responding to the changing marketplace that those in our industry must now do business in, the IFEA has created a menu of cost-effective programs and resources that can help your event or organization succeed even in turbulent times. Take a moment to consider how you could maximize your return by using the following IFEA professional products and services: Economic Impact Studies; Sponsor Audits; Online Marketing Audits; Sponsor Summits and much more.
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Discounts to IFEA Programs

  • Membership with the IFEA not only allows you access to the many programs, services and tools that are not always offered to non-members, but you are able to access them at a reduced member rate such as: the Annual Convention & Expo; Online Webinar Presentations; IFEA Award Programs and much more.
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Discounts on Industry Products

IFEA uses its group buying power to secure discounted members-only pricing on a variety of products and services that can help ease bottom-line spending for your event such as 15% discount on IEG Products/Services; exclusive savings on HP Products; Discounted D&O Insurance with Kaliff Insurance; 15% discount on Music Licensing with SESAC; shipping discounts with FedEx; and more!
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Benefits for Vendors & Suppliers

At the IFEA, all members are considered equal and critical to the success of our industry, and vendor members have the same access to the full range of member benefits that festival and event organizations do such as Online Membership Directory; Event Resource Marketplace; Discounts on Advertising; First Selection of Expo Booth Space; Sponsorship Opportunities and much more.
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Financial Assistance

We understand that not everyone has it in their budget to be able to attend the convention or other educational seminars, which is why we offer financial assistance to those who qualify such as Legacy Scholarships and our Member Get A Member Program.
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