PRESENTERS/TOPICS

Keynote: Dan Fife, Awakening Events www.awakeningevents.com

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When COVID-19 struck, Dan and his team sprung into action to keep live events happening at drive-in theatres around the country. He and his team have implemented hundreds of live shows in a new format that has proven to be a safe and successful model. With his finger on the pulse of where the live events industry is headed in the coming months, Dan will help to provide insight into navigating this new path in keeping the industry relevant, and, hopefully thriving.

Awakening Events is an Arkansas based, full service, live events company whose mission is not to be the largest company, but to provide the best platform available for national touring artists, their crews, managers and agents, that allows each entity to reach their long term goals.

Other Sessions/Topics

Focus: “Make Your Event Insta-Famous”

Focus: “Diversity & Inclusion: Is Everyone Invited to Your Festival?”

Focus: “Sponsorship Activations in a Virtual Landscape”

Focus: “Untapped Market Potential: Target Audiences of all Ages”

Focus: “Alternative Fundraising For Festivals & Events”

Focus: “Designing Successful Event Merch”

Focus: “Inclement Weather Plans”

Focus: “Emergency/Risk Management”

Focus: “All About Vendors”

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Tuesday, February 2

Welcome Reception                                       6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 3

Registration:                                                      8:00am-4:00pm

Welcome:                                                          9:15am                                                  

Keynote Speaker:                                            9:30-10:30 am                   

Break w/ Vendors                                           10:30-11:00 am                                 

Breakout Sessions:                                          11:00-12:00 pm

Lunch:                                                               12:00-1:00 pm                                   

Breakout Sessions:                                          1:00-2:30 pm                                     

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

General Session:                                              3:00-4:00 pm     

Dinner, Showcase, Silent Auction:            6:00-8:00 pm                                

Thursday, February 4

Registration:                                                      8:00-Noon                          

General Session:                                              9:00-10:00am    

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

Breakout Sessions:                                          10:30-11:30am                                   Awards Luncheon:                                          12:00-1:00pm

BOOK YOUR ROOM

Contact the Four Points by Sheraton Little Rock Midtown to book your hotel room at (501) 664-5020. When booking, mention the AFEA rate of $95/night.

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