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Thank you for your interest in the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) - The Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide!

Investing in yourself and your organization offers one of the best returns on investments there is. It makes a statement to your peers and to those with whom you do business with that you are continually growing and improving. At the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA), we strive to help you achieve that growth through all of the benefits, resources, programs and services we offer that strengthen, build and support your efforts.

Making the investment to become a member of the IFEA not only provides you with instant access to a community of like-minded Festival & Event industry professionals from around the world, but also access to so many self-investment opportunities including obtaining your Certified Festival & Event Executive Certificate; gaining valuable information through year-round online Webinars; discovering the latest trends and issues in the current and past issues of “ie” magazine; to exchanging ideas and discussing issues in our virtual networking Affinity Groups; researching and contributing to industry standards and guidance in our Task Force Groups; scouring the endless safety/security & risk management resources and much more!

With so much going on in the world today that is out of your control, making an investment in yourself or your organization is something you can control. Take the first steps in your journey to grow and improve by making today the day you choose to strengthen, build and support yourself and your organization. Make today the day, you become a member of the IFEA, the premier association supporting and enabling festival and event professionals worldwide.

IFEA Member Benefits

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 your benefits, the higher your return.

A sample of IFEA Member Benefits include exclusive access to Monthly Virtual Networking Affinity Groups; Online Educational IFEA Webinars and Sponsorship Mastery Masterclass Webinars; Quarterly “ie” Magazine in addition to downloadable past issues; Who’s Who of Festivals & Events Membership Directory; Job Bank Listings; Industry Surveys, Templates, Safety & Security/Risk Management Resources; IFEA and Industry Products, Services & Resource Discounts and so much more!

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If you have any questions on membership with the IFEA, or any of our benefits, resources, services or programs, please contact Scott Schmader, Director of Membership & Data Management at P: +1-208-433-0950 ext: 8160 or E:

Annual IFEA Membership Dues

All IFEA Memberships are 12 month membership and are Group Memberships (unless otherwise noted). Group memberships include one Main Contact and nine Additional Contacts from within your Organization (includes: Staff, Board Chairs, Committee Chairs, etc.) If you are an Association joining the IFEA, all individuals listed on your IFEA Membership must be a paid staff member from within your Association (not Members of your Association). IFEA Membership Dues are based on your organizations total gross revenue (income before expenses are paid).

Annual IFEA Membership Dues: $355

Organizations with a budget of $50,000 or less

Annual IFEA Membership Dues: $840

Organizations with a budget of $50,000 to $250,000

Annual IFEA Membership Dues: $1365

Organizations with a budget of $250,000 to $1.5 Million

Annual IFEA Membership Dues: $1730

Organizations with a budget of Over $1.5 Million

Join the IFEA For Multiple Years and Save!

Interested in saving some money on your IFEA Membership? Why not look into joining the IFEA for 2, 3, 4, 5 years or more?
It not only will secure your IFEA Membership for the next few years, but it is also a great opportunity to support the IFEA at the same time!

If you're interested in having your IFEA Membership be a multi-year membership, please contact Scott Schmader, Director of Membership & Data Management at P: +1-208-433-0950 ext: 8160 or E: and he will be happy to help you. Your 1st year of membership dues is eligible for any new membership special being offered. 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. years of membership dues would be calculated at the full membership rates as noted below.

  • Budget: $50,000 or less - Annual Membership Dues: $355
  • Budget: $50,001 to $250,000 - Annual Membership Dues: $840
  • Budget: $250,001 to $1.5 Million - Annual Membership Dues: $1365
  • Budget: Over $1.5 Million - Annual Membership Dues: $1730

Member Testimonial

In the latter part of 2020, I had the great fortune of being a part of three of the IFEA Task Force for Re-Presenting, Re-Imagining and Re-Inventing Events. The leadership and members of those committees, as well as the knowledge gained, was an experience I will forever treasure. I applaud IFEA for creating this opportunity. Without this, I would never have had the opportunity to meet this many individuals, spend this kind of quality time with them, and learn and grow as a professional to the extent I did. It was truly invaluable to me. For the first time in years, I felt connected again in the world of special events I love so much. Thank you, Steve and the leadership of IFEA for this amazing opportunity and experience. Forever grateful!
Cara Blackmon Harting, M.F.A., CFEE
Sponsorship and Event Development Manager
City of Frisco Communications & Media Relations

Member Testimonial

In the midst of all this swirling corona madness, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the superb job you and the crew have been doing keeping us all up to date with not only the latest information, but with how we deal with this information in our festivals and events world through sharing best practices and case studies on an international level that all can benefit from. I am so proud to be an IFEA member, more so than ever, and so appreciative of all that you have been doing.
Long time IFEA Member
2009 IFEA Hall of Fame Recipient
Charlotte J. DeWitt, CFEE
President, International Events Limited
Boston, MA

Member Testimonial

I LOVE all the things IFEA is doing for our industry. I have never felt more connected to IFEA members than this last year and it was THE selling point for being able to renew my membership. GREAT JOB adapting, assisting and creating something that while I can’t wait to gather again as a group in person, I hope these types of affinity groups/activities never go away.
Brook Spain
Special Events and Sponsorship Coordinator
Town of Parker

Parker, CO

Membership Promotion Terms & Conditions

  • NEW Membership special is only available during the month it is offered. (New Member must join and pay for membership during this month to receive special.)
  • NEW Membership Special is only available to NEW Members – Not applicable to Renewing Members.
  • A New IFEA Member is/are those organizations who have either never been a member of the IFEA before, or have not been an IFEA Member within the past 3 years.
  • First Year Administration Fee of $50 will be applied to all membership specials unless otherwise noted.
  • Cannot be combined with any other special, promotion or discount.
  • New Membership specials not applicable to Full Time Student Rate Membership
  • Membership Special has no cash refund value.

Financial Assistance

We understand that not everyone has it in their budget to join the IFEA, which is why we offer financial assistance to those who qualify. To learn more about the financial assistance available for IFEA Membership, please contact Scott Schmader, Director of Membership & Data Management at P: +1-208-433-0950 ext: 8160 or E:

“As a not-for-profit 501(C)6 organization, the IFEA reserves the right to refuse or cancel the membership of any individual or organization, who, at its sole discretion, may represent/display unprofessional, unlawful, unethical, unsafe, or other actions/positions deemed contrary to the best interests of the IFEA and our global industry.”
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