ASSOCIATION OF FESTIVAL ORGANISERS CONFERENCE
14 – 16 November
Ettington Chase Conference Centre,
Book before 31st Oct to get the best deal on delegate tickets & trade stands for the annual gathering of festival organisers, event managers, artists, agents, suppliers and industry experts.
Tickets include all sessions, Saturday lunch AND dinner & endless tea & coffee.
Join us at Conference for a packed Agenda including case studies, discussions, breakout sessions and more!
Topics include Families at your Festival with The Family Arts Campaign, David Gibb, Just So Festival and Mark Clark, the latestsocial media marketing tips, site planning and logistics, amarketing Case Study with Kendal Calling and a double session on festival sustainability.
Programming sessions include Book Big, Book Local, Book Safe?How far do you push your programme? and an unmissable afternoon with Debs Newbold (Storyteller) and Ashley Hutchings (Writer and musician) on words, poetry and live literature at your event.
Make your budget go further with sessions on managing your financial risk, how ticketing can help you understand your audience and market your event, online fundraising, and our in-depth round table sessions on contracts and contracting will check the small print.
Finally, keep you and your audience safe with discussions onMedical Cover, the Purple Guide and more.
More artists are announced for the live music Showcases on the Friday & Saturday night:
The Will Pound Band, Boat to Row, Worry Dolls, Sam Green & The Midnight Heist and Elliot Morrisjoin The April Verch Band (Canada), Tim Chaisson (Prince Edward Island), Meaghan Blanchard (Prince Edward Island), Kizzy Crawford (Wales), and Dan Walsh (England).
Face to Face Advice:
Join Paula Hawthorn from LaPlaya Insurance Services and Jon Payne from Horsey, Lightly Finn to discuss any of your insurance, legal & licensing questions.
The AFO exchange brings together all our delegates. An exciting mix of volunteer and professional festival organisers, festivals that have been running for generations and first time organisers, this is your chance to share ideas and answers with other people that do what you do!
Whatever your role or interest in festivals, if you are dedicated to learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene, you’ll find plenty in common at AFO Conference.