Thought Leadership Series
The 2013 International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) Online Thought Leadership Series is comprised of 60-minute interactive webinars covering current issues and industry trends for music festival executives. Each program is selected by the IMFCON’s Advisory Board, and presented by leading experts in the field, and managed and operated by the IMFCON staff.
Sponsorship, Ticketing, Operations & Management, Marketing & Public Relations, Programming, Executive Management
Make No Mistake-Safety First: Ensuring Patron Safety at your Event
Date: Tuesday August 6, 2013
As more accidents take place at festivals & tours around the country, are you prepared in all aspects of keeping your attendees safe in the event of an accident? With festival season in full swing, it’s important to understand the precautions you should put in place to prevent or manage unexpected catastrophes. From operations, and logistics to patron safety and management, listen as our experts discuss what it takes to maximize safety at your next event.
Featuring: Harold Hansen, Director, Life Safety & Security at International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and Jim Digby, Executive Director, Event Safety Alliance
Incorporating Electronic Dance Music Into Your Festival
Date:Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
With electronic dance music taking over the music festival world, incorporating it into the program is becoming increasingly popular. The explosion of the super-spectacle, cutting edge EDM festival in North America has drawn over 400,000 spectators, grossing close to $40 million with no end in site. Last year, dozens of new EDM festivals emerged in the US and EDM became a major player in the “mainstream” festival world. With private jets and huge pay-outs to the top DJ’s, what are the risks and rewards of incorporating this experience into your festival? Hear from Jake Schneider, booking agent for BASSNECTAR , Philip Blaine, owner of Philip Blaine Presents and Dede Flemming, co-founder of The Do LaB, who know it best, explain the best practices of EDM at a music festival.
The Mobile Festival App They Won’t Stop Talking About
Date: October 17, 2012 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Featuring: Apiyo Obala, Marketing Coordinator, Festival International de Louisiane
Stories from a first year fest – from programming to operations and more
Date: June 14, 2012 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Featuring: Swampfest Music & Arts Festival at the University of Florida
Programming Your Music Festival
Date: February 15, 2012 1:00pm EST – 2:00pm EST
Featuring: Jay Sweet, Cohort, Paste Magazine/Newport Folk
Increase Festival Efficiency – Learn how to create time and save moneyDate: November 1, 2010 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
Featuring: James Waters, Former Associate Festival Director, Edinburgh International Festival
Bottoms Up!? Tapping into the full revenue potential of alcohol sales
Date: September 29, 2010
Featuring: Paul Jamieson, Executive Director, SunFest
Interested in Presenting or Participating?
The IMFCON welcomes webinar submissions from music festival directors and executives on topics such as: Sponsorship, Programming, Operations & Management, Marketing & Public Relations, Digital Technology Solutions, Long Term Planning & Sustainable Growth, Ticketing, Executive Management, and more.
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