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Writing an Article for "ie"

Do you have a topic, trend or issue you would like to share with the IFEA Membership?

Have you ever thought about writing down those issues for IE Magazine? After all, it's articles from IFEA members like yourself that complete the pages of "ie" magazine and give the magazine such an important perspective. Out in the industry every day, discovering the latest trends, battling the issues and creating the latest news, IFEA members are what makes "ie" magazine such a valuable reference tool!

So how about putting your thoughts on paper and write an article for "ie" magazine?

What better way to share your knowledge of the festivals and events industry with your peers.

Before You Start Writing

If you're interested in writing an article or starting a column for "ie" magazine, please be sure to confirm your topic and the focus of your topic before you start writing, with Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications at nia@ifea.com.

Article Details

  • Article length ranges from 1,800 to 2,200 words.
    • If writing an article for your CFEE requirement, article MUST be over 1,800 words and topic must be approved before writing. Contact Nia Hovde, CFEE at nia@ifea.com for approval.
  • Photos/graphics/diagrams etc., are always welcome to accompany your article. (Author must have rights to the photo) Be sure to include any photo credits/captions for photos. For information on image specifications for articles, click here.
  • Include a brief 3-4 sentence bio about YOU at the end of your article along with your contact information.
  • Don't forget to include a title for your article.
  • Submit articles in a word doc, to Nia Hovde, CFEE at nia@ifea.com.

CFEE Articles

To view examples of articles written, submitted and approved by CFEE Graduates, Click Here.
(Available on the Member's Only Section - Must log-in to view).

Article Topics/Trends/Issue Ideas

Main topic areas that "ie" magazine focuses on include:

  • Administration & Management
  • Human Resources - Staff and Volunteers
  • Marketing/Media
  • Non-Sponsorship Revenues
  • Operations & Risk Management
  • Sponsorship
  • Technology

Specific Topics/Trends/Issue ideas within the main topic areas listed above include:

  • Accessibility
  • Administration
  • Attendance Estimation
  • Budgeting
  • Community Engagement/Placemaking
  • Creativity
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Economic Impact
  • Entertainment Programs
  • Festival & Event Case Studies
  • Food & Beverage Programs
  • Insurance
  • Internships
  • Legal Issues
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Mentorships
  • Merchandise Programs
  • Non-Sponsorship Revenue
  • Operations
  • Programming
  • Public Relations
  • Safety & Risk Management Issues
  • Safety Issues at Events Related to COVID
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Sponsorship
  • Surveys & Evaluations
  • Ticketing
  • Virtual/Placeholder Events
  • Volunteering/Volunteer Programs
We aim to make every article as educational as possible (as opposed to promotional), giving the reader valuable information that they can take away and use at their own festival or event.

Article Deadlines

View "ie" magazine article deadlines here.

Writing a Column for "ie"


A column is a great way to cover a big topic, in small doses! If you have a topic area you'd like to focus on and would be interested in writing a quarterly column for the IFEA's "i.e.: the business of international events," magazine, let us know! We're always looking for new and interesting column ideas.
  • Please contact Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications at nia@ifea.com if you would like to start writing a column.
  • Column Details

    • The average word count for columns ranges between 700 - 800 words
    • Photos/graphics/diagrams etc., are always welcome to accompany your column. (Author must have rights to the photo) Be sure to include any photo credits/captions for photos. For information on image specifications for articles, click here.
    • Columnists must commit to writing at least 4 consecutive columns (1 year) for "ie" magazine (preferably 8 - 2 years).
    • Column must have an overall name. Then each individual column will receive a title.
    • Include a brief 3-4 sentence bio about YOU at the end of your article along with your contact information.
    • Submit column in a word doc, to Nia Hovde, CFEE at nia@ifea.com.

    Column Deadlines

    View "ie" magazine column deadlines here.

    "ie" Columns Include

    #EventPermit
    • Adelman of Venues
    • Control Freaks Anonymous
    • The Digital Life
    • English 101
    • Everyone's Invited
    • Festivals Without Borders
    • Leadership at All Levels
    • May I Help You?
    • Prune & Bloom
    • Safely Does It
    • Small Events, Big Sponsorships
    • The PR Shop
    • The Sponsor Doc
    • The Un-Comfort Zone
    • Turnstiles - Marketing for Event Managers
    • Yesterday's Incident is Tomorrow's Risk

    Content Release & Usage

    By submitting an article/content, photos or images to be published in “i.e.: the business of international events” magazine, you automatically grant the IFEA the right to use any materials and/or photos for editorial, analytical, promotional or any other purpose without additional compensation or permission. Your submission of the article/photo/image to be published is acknowledgement of these terms.

    Re-Use/Re-Printing/Re-Posting of Published Articles

    If you would like to re-use/re-print or re-post your article or column for promotional or educational purposes, please adhere to the following guidelines:
    • When printing or posting your article online (websites or social media), please provide the following text with your article:
      • Facebook/LinkedIn/Instagram etc.: “As published in the International Festivals & Events Association’s “ie: the business of international events” magazine.”
      • Twitter: As published in IFEA's "ie" magazine.
    • If providing your article as a handout or referencing it – please be sure to note that it was published in the International Festivals & Events Association’s “i.e.: the business of international events” quarterly magazine and which issue it was published in.
    • If you do chose to re-use, re-print or re-post your article at anytime, please let Nia Hovde know where and when it was used, and for what purpose (or what audience) it was used for.
    If you have questions on any of the above guidelines, please contact: Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications at or nia@ifea.com.
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