Thought Leadership Series

The 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


EventbriteThe 5 Most Shocking Insights About Music Festival Fans
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Featuring: Tom Russell (Governors Ball), Stacey Wilhelm (SXSW), Laurie Kirby (IMFCON), and Martina Wang (Eventbrite)
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Make No Mistake-Safety First: Ensuring Patron Safety at your Event
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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
Featuring: Jake Schneider, booking agent for BASSNECTAR , Philip Blaine, owner of Philip Blaine Presents and Dede Flemming, co-founder of The Do LaB

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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