Registration:

Prices Valid Through January 15

PRESENTERS/TOPICS

Keynote: William Brandt Wood, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival (Franklin,TN) Focus: “Program Development: Designing & Creating the Event Experience”

Lori Ducey, Arkansas Cornbread Festival (Little Rock, AR) Focus: “Putting the COMMUNITY in Community Events”

Martha Londagin, Start Up Junkie (Fayetteville, AR) Focus: “Engaging Your Local Business Community for Festival/Event Day Success”

Mary Margaret Satterfield, Toad Suck Daze (Conway, AR) Focus: “Sponsorship Structure & Benefits”

Travis Smith & Robert Busiek, Crowne Group (Fayetteville, AR) Focus: “Entertainment/Talent Booking in a Modern Market”

Jack Moyer, 1886 Crescent Hotel & Basin Park Hotel (Eureka Springs) Focus: “Developing Business Plans for Events”

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism Research Section Focus: “Gauging Your Event’s Impact with Surveys, Evaluations, & Economic Impact Studies”

Glenn Crockett, Dave Creek Media (Conway) Focus: “Top 10 Ways to Utilize Digital Marketing For Events”

Focus: “Building A Successful Volunteer Program”

Focus: “Emergency/Risk Management”

Focus: “Wayfinding: Make Sure Your Attendees Know Where To Go”

Focus: “Food, Beverage, & Other Vendor Programs”

Focus: “Getting The Most Out of Your AFEA Membership”K

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Wednesday, January 29

Welcome Party                                           6:30 pm

Thursday, January 30

Registration:                                                      8:00-10:00 am Basin Park Hotel                                     

Welcome:                                                           9:00-9:15 am                                     

Keynote Speaker:                                            9:15-10:00 am                                   

Break w/ Vendors                                           10:00-10:30 am                                 

Breakout Sessions:                                          10:30-11:45 am                                 

Lunch w/ Vendors:                                          11:45-1:00 pm                                   

Breakout Sessions:                                          1:00-2:30 pm                                        

Break w/ Vendors:                                          2:30-3:00 pm                                     

General Session:                                              3:00-4:00 pm                                   

Pre-Dinner Reception:                                   5:30 pm

Dinner:                                                              6:00-7:00 pm                                     

Entertainment Showcase:                            7:30-10:00 pm Chelsea’s                         

Hospitality Suite:                                           10:30-midnight Basin Park Hotel

Friday, January 31

Registration:                                                      8:00-Noon Basin Park Hotel

Breakfast w/ Vendors:                                  8:00-9:00 am                                     

General Session:                                           9:00-10:00am                                  

Break w/ vendors:                                           10:00-10:30am                                  

Breakout Sessions:                                          10:30-11:15am                                  

General Session:                                              11:15-noon                                          

Awards Luncheon:                                          12:30-2:00pm        Crescent Hotel (Registration in link above. Enter for awards at www.arfea.org/2019awards. Deadline December 6.)

BOOK YOUR ROOM

While the bulk of events will take place at the Basin Park Hotel, there are blocks of rooms for this event at both the Basin Park and the Crescent Hotel. When booking, mention the AFEA rate of $93/night.

Basin Park Hotel: (479) 253-7837 Crescent Hotel: (855) 725-5720

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