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Industry Type : Events
From: 21-08-18 at 01:30 PM
To: 24-08-18 at 08:20 AM
Organizer : Suzanne Neve
No of Attendees : 1 to 250

For over 20 years, Florida Festivals & Events Association has been promoting and strengthening the festival, event and fair industry in Florida. FFEA currently supports more than 500 event industry professional members who collectively represent 3,500 events.

We offer practical education and training and a community of support and ideas to establish best practices and help you to grow your event.
We create opportunities to network with event professionals so you can expand your base of business and your bottom line.
We provide hands on, real-life experiences and exposure to events so that you can gain the skills and contacts to pursue a career in the event industry.

The FFEA Convention & Tradeshow will be held August 21-23 in Bonita Springs, FL. We are currently looking for topic and speaker suggestions to lead educational sessions for our 250 attendees.

Educational Session topics include: Sponsorship, Marketing, Communications & Social Media, Event Technology, Logistics & Event Operations, Volunteer Management, Personal Development, Food & Beverage Sales, Ticketing, Entertainment, Risk Management and Emergency Operations and more.


Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL, United States
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, Florida, USA, 34134
239-444-1234

Keynote Speaker

Nick Borelli
A great guy who is an event marketing guru.

Linda Hamburger
SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT LINDA HAMBURGER IS ALSO THE FOUNDER AND MODERATOR OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS NETWORK (SFPRN), THE LARGEST NETWORK OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS IN THE TRI-COUNTY AREA.
AN AWARD-WINNING PUBLICIST, SHE IS PROFICIENT WITH ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS; HOW TO CREATE A WEB PRESENCE WITH WORDPRESS, WIX, AND SIMILAR. ALL ASPECTS OF BRANDING AND ADEPT WITH BULK EMAIL AND TRADITIONAL PUBLICITY. LINDA HAS REPRESENTED SOME OF... (Read all)

Sharon Fisher
"Why Smart, Talented and Creative People Come Up with Such Lame Ideas" is the title of Sharon\'s Keynote presentation. Funny, participatory and based on neuroscience, the session explores mental roadblocks to successfully generating new ideas and offers up tools and techniques to generating fresh new ideas for your event.

Panel Topic

Why Public Relations and the Press Release Still Matter

Lessons Learned (4 Festivals that experienced a hardship due to weather, construction, etc.)

Social Media Idea Session. Forget the numbers and the different platforms. Give ideas and examples of things to do on social media: contests, content, etc..

Security Changes with the current tragic events. Increased Costs Incurred. Panelist to include: local sheriff deputies, fire department, artist managers, even event staff. We recently were overwhelmed with the changes our local sheriff had implemented due to Las Vegas shooting.

Seminar Topic

Social Media For Dummies or Social Media How To. Teach me how to use this stuff...again for the stats and descriptions, how do I use it? (Robert Smith would be great)

Team Collaboration & Communication Tools / Project & Task Management Strategies

Opertional Risk Management (Food Safety, Volunteer & Vendor Waivers)

All about the littles (How to entertain children at your event, partnerships with museums, and other local non profits)

Seminar Presenter

Marla Calico
Marla is the IAFE President and CEO. She has released a compilation of resources to help your organization – board, staff, volunteers – be prepared for response to, but also be proactive in dealing with, activists who may try to take advantage of your event and/or attempt to coerce you (or your sponsors) to alter your programming.


Heather Warthen
Heather Warthen was the first employee for 22nd Century Media when the
company began in 2005. Warthen oversaw all the award-winning content creation for the company, as 22nd Century Media grew from 10,000 homes in its first publication to its nearly 175,000 homes today. For eight years, Warthen served in various editorial roles and is
currently Chief Operating Officer and Chief Events Officer. She is in charge of planning, coordinating and executing more than a dozen community ... (Read all)

Entertainment

Tequila Welcome (All newcomers should take a shot then introduce themselves)

A good variety! FFEA does well here providing all types of entertainment choices!