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June 20, 2018

Changing Perspectives

63rd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat

October 1 - 3, 2018 – San Diego, CA

The International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) invites you to attend the 63rd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat: Perspectives can be shaped by: upbringing; age; education; cultural ties; relationships; politics, religion and other beliefs; financial risk; personal buy-in and responsibility; hierarchies; health; values; physical or mental capabilities and barriers; exposure to media and messaging; experience (professional and personal); and many, many other factors. Given the list of considerations that can influence our perspectives, it is remarkable that anything gets accomplished in our world. Now add to that consideration the fact that perspectives change constantly, as we (and all those around us) change and grow and move through the spectrum of the many elements noted above, and the exponential possibilities of keeping up with everything can seem quite daunting.

Our industry and events are no different. Our internal perspectives are shaped by our own realities - event age, staff size and experience, financial scenarios, target audiences, et al. - while we must constantly be aware of, and respond accordingly to, the constantly changing perspectives of our attendees; community leadership; sponsors; media; volunteers; vendors; and even those that would do us harm.

To do so effectively, we must do our best to stay ahead of the curve. To better inform our own perspectives and to understand the perspectives of others. From programming to risk management; city partnerships to volunteer management; marketing/messaging to sponsorship activation; accessibility to operational expectations; educational theory to hands-on reality; and everything in-between.

The 63rd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat is designed to inform and elevate all 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.

*Note: Certified Festival & Event Executive Certification education classes will be scheduled in the days leading up to the convention - September 28, 29, 30, 2018. Separate Registration is Required. For more details, Click Here.

*Note: The 63rd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat is 3 full days, so be sure to make your travel arrangements accordingly.

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