65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat


1. A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one.

2. A change into something new, e.g. when a caterpillar changes into a butterfly.

Metamorphosis. To change. To transform.

In the last two years, the festivals and events industry…our events; our organizations; our teams; our sponsors; our vendors and suppliers; our host communities; and each of us, as industry leaders…have gone through an unprecedented metamorphosis, not of our choosing. A metamorphosis that, while stressful (as metamorphosis can be in all of its forms) has arguably left us stronger; more creative; more resilient; more aware; more connected; and more important to our cities, states, provinces, countries and world, than ever before.

As we reflect upon what we have been through, we have a unique opportunity to continue that metamorphosis – proactively vs. reactively – on our terms. To reimagine our events. To reconnect with our communities. To expand our reach and influence. To become the best version of ourselves, as we move into the future.

After a two year Covid-induced hiatus, we are excited to invite each of you, and your professional peers, to the 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, Presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. A family reunion. A celebration. A leadership summit. An educational conference. And a united new reset for our global industry.

Plan now to join us in McAllen, Texas, September 19 - 21, 2022! 

A metamorphosis that will change you for the better.

*NOTE: The 65th Annual IFEA Convention footprint will run through 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Be sure to make your travel arrangements accordingly. Certified Festival & Event Executive (CFEE) Certification education classes will be scheduled in the days leading up to the convention – September 16, 17, 18, 2022. Separate Registration is Required. For more details, Click Here.