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THE 63rd ANNUAL IFEA CONVENTION, EXPO & RETREAT IS DESIGNED TO INFORM AND ELEVATE ALL OF YOUR PERSPECTIVES;providing access to many points-of view; increasing awareness of changing technologies, trends, issues, opportunities and risks; and extending educational and networking opportunities to share and grow your professional experience and expertise.

WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL PLAN NOW TO JOIN US(with your staffs, boards, key volunteers, city representatives, sponsors and vendors) as we welcome the world’s top events, host markets and industry experts, for an unforgettable opportunity to evaluate, prepare for and respond to the many critical and changing perspectives that are influencing our industry and all those that we depend on.

WE PROMISE THAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH MULTIPLE FRESH PERSPECTIVES OF YOUR OWN.Can You Afford to Miss It?
IT DEPENDS ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE

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Professional Certification [clear filter]
Friday, September 28
 

9:00am PDT

CFEE Professional Certification Class: Project Management
Project management is the management of the project to deliver the event. It concerns integrating all the areas of management such as marketing, design and operations so they efficiently use the event resources and satisfy the objectives of the event takeholders. It produces an accountable system used to report to the event stakeholders, delegate tasks to the event team and establish a control timeline. In particular it employs the tools of project management to manage the phases of the event from the concept through the planning and preparation to the event close down.  

Speakers / Moderators
avatar for William O'Toole, CFEE

William O'Toole, CFEE

Events Development Specialist, Event Project Management System (EPMS)
Bill is the IFEA's 2018 Hall of Fame Recipient, the highest honor awarded in our industry.  One of the most globally connected and influential professionals in the festivals and events industry today, Bill O’Toole’s unusual career path could be titled ‘The Accidental Tourist... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room - Sunset (Meeting House Conference Center)

1:30pm PDT

CFEE Professional Certification Class: Project Management
See 9:00am for session description. 

Speakers / Moderators
avatar for William O'Toole, CFEE

William O'Toole, CFEE

Events Development Specialist, Event Project Management System (EPMS)
Bill is the IFEA's 2018 Hall of Fame Recipient, the highest honor awarded in our industry.  One of the most globally connected and influential professionals in the festivals and events industry today, Bill O’Toole’s unusual career path could be titled ‘The Accidental Tourist... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 28, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room - Sunset (Meeting House Conference Center)
 
Saturday, September 29
 

9:00am PDT

CFEE Professional Certification Class: Operations & Risk Management
The most basic element of the industry is operations/risk management for one simple reason – any festival or event is a large gathering of people. The top priority of any organizer is to ensure that gathering is conducted in the safest possible manner. This area of instruction is designed to look at the basic elements of event/festival operations and risk management from both the philosophical and practical approaches, providing a sound foundation of knowledge in the subject area. 

Speakers / Moderators
avatar for Ira Rosen, MA, CFEE

Ira Rosen, MA, CFEE

Assistant Professor/Program Director - Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program, Temple University School of Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management
Mr. Ira L. Rosen is an Assistant Professor with Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. He teaches several event management courses and directs the School’s award-winning Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program. Additionally, for over twenty-five... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room - Sunset (Meeting House Conference Center)

1:30pm PDT

CFEE Professional Certification Class: Operations & Risk Management
See 9:00am for session description.

Speakers / Moderators
avatar for Ira Rosen, MA, CFEE

Ira Rosen, MA, CFEE

Assistant Professor/Program Director - Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program, Temple University School of Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management
Mr. Ira L. Rosen is an Assistant Professor with Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. He teaches several event management courses and directs the School’s award-winning Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program. Additionally, for over twenty-five... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday September 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room - Sunset (Meeting House Conference Center)
 
Sunday, September 30
 

9:00am PDT

CFEE Professional Certification Class: Non-Sponsorship Revenues
While many areas of professional education deal with sponsorship, the major portion of revenue generated by many event organizations comes from more traditional sources – items such as tickets, food and beverage, and merchandise. This area of instruction is designed to look at such items and other components of non-sponsorship revenue sources.  

Speakers / Moderators
avatar for Becky Genoways, CFEE

Becky Genoways, CFEE

President, Genoways Events
Becky Genoways is a 30-year veteran of the festivals and events industry, a Certified Festival & Event Executive (CFEE) and past Chair of the International Festivals & Events Association World Board of Directors. She is a leading industry consultant, educator and producer. She has... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room - Sunset (Meeting House Conference Center)

1:30pm PDT

CFEE Professional Certification Class: Non-Sponsorship Revenues
See 9:00am for session description.

Speakers / Moderators
avatar for Becky Genoways, CFEE

Becky Genoways, CFEE

President, Genoways Events
Becky Genoways is a 30-year veteran of the festivals and events industry, a Certified Festival & Event Executive (CFEE) and past Chair of the International Festivals & Events Association World Board of Directors. She is a leading industry consultant, educator and producer. She has... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday September 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room - Sunset (Meeting House Conference Center)