FFEA "Future Forward" Virtual Summit FFEA "Future Forward" Virtual Summit

Schedule

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Opening Remarks
Suzanne Neve
Suzanne Neve
Florida Festivals & Events Association, CEO
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Insurance for Festivals- All you need to know from Festival Policies to Vendor Contracts
Andrew Vandepopulier
Andrew Vandepopulier
Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, Producer

This will be a comprehensive session hitting the high points for all things festival insurance. We will cover what policies you as a festival need all the way to the best way to build a risk management plan. Bring your Vendor Contracts, Facility Contracts and Current Policies and this will allow you to follow along through my class to update and potentially correct issues that are leaving you vulnerable.

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Video Killed the Facebook Star
Terra Spero
Terra Spero
RealTime Marketing Group, Co-founder and CEO

In the day where every platform is relying on short videos, what are the trends and tools you can use to get your event seen! From YouTube to TikTok to Reels…what does your video say about your event?

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Innovation and Creativity in Events
Mary Pinak
Mary Pinak
City of West Palm Beach, Community Events Manager
Tasha Hyder
Tasha Hyder
Clay County Fair, General Manager

How can you create additional hoopla and reinvigorate classic events?  See and share examples of simple ideas that had big results and “can’t miss” concepts that have! Hear and share tips on how to keep the creativity flowing with so much to do, so little time and staff.

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Navigating the Future of Sponsorship
Paula Beadle
Paula Beadle
Caravel Marketing & Sponsorship Mastery

 Future sponsorship success will require bold, new thinking. Paula will share her industry  predictions and the need to improve performance, build stronger partnerships, and deliver  better results. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sponsorship industry will have a  dramatic transformation… a transformation that will happen at an accelerated pace. The  evolution of sponsorship is a welcome and long over-do change, but preparation will be the  key to success. Sponsorship has been progressing over the last several years, and while strides  have been taken toward strengthening the relationships between brands and event properties,  there is still a lot of work to be done. Paula will reveal the most important factors to sponsors  and her insights how to close the gap between sellers and buyers.

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Event Operations Roundtable Discussion Group

For those attendees who are currently responsible for Event Operations & Logistics, this is your opportunity to discuss current trends and challenges with your peers and our industry expert facilitator. Bring along your questions and ideas for the group.

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Marketing Roundtable Discussion Group

For those attendees who are currently responsible for Marketing, this is your opportunity to discuss current trends and challenges with your peers and our industry expert facilitator. Bring along your questions and ideas for the group.

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Sponsorship Roundtable Discussion Group
Paula Beadle
Paula Beadle
Caravel Marketing & Sponsorship Mastery

For those attendees who are currently responsible for Sponsorship, this is your opportunity to discuss current trends and challenges with your peers and our industry expert facilitator, Paula Beadle. Bring along your questions and ideas for the group.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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Keynote Session - stressLESS: The Emotional Path Towards Achieving Your Goals and Managing Stress
Kurt Faustin
Kurt Faustin
The stressLESS Society, Founder

Emotional Intelligence (EI) competencies are at the heart of productivity and success. Today we use EI as an integrated set of skills that underpin highly effective and innovative organizations. In this session, you will learn and practice the EI skills that are the core of achieving personal awareness, connecting with others, managing stress, engaging healthy conflict.

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Creating Effective Sustainability Plans for Special Events
Natalie Lowe
Natalie Lowe
The Sustainable Events Forum, President

As the effects of the climate crisis sweep across our planet, we are called on to address this crisis at all levels, including climate action at work. What does this look like for an event professional? Where can we find resources and support for our climate action steps at our festivals & events, and what are some of the best practices in place in the event industry? In this session we will talk about where to start, where to keep going, how to build a community to support your efforts and how to prioritize and customize our actions for the events we do.

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Including Everyone; Accessibility and Inclusion at Events
Stephanie Soplop
Stephanie Soplop
City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department, ADA (Title II) Coordinator
Valeria Mejia
Valeria Mejia
City of Miami Beach, ADA Coordinator

Learn best practices for making sure everyone, including people with disabilities can enjoy your events. From the planning stage, to marketing your event, managing the event, and evaluating it, accessibility is an important aspect. Hear from two Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinators as they provide strategies and advice on creating accessible events. Taking a proactive approach will provide you with a framework to plan events that are inclusive where everyone feels welcome.

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Networking Lounge & Expo Hall Open

Pop into the Networking Lounge for Peer-to-Peer Discussion and Collaboration. The lounge is an open dsicussion forum available to meet with other attendees to connect, discuss challenges and trends. 

The Expo Hall is open to check out suppliers who are available for your upcoming events. Make sure to participate in the Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win prizes including a 2022 Conference Registration, Amazon Gift Cards and more!

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Closing Remarks
Suzanne Neve
Suzanne Neve
Florida Festivals & Events Association, CEO

Join us as we wrap up the Virtual Summit! Prize winners will be announced during this time. 

Speakers

Andrew Vandepopulier
Haas & Wilkerson Insurance
Producer
Kurt Faustin
The stressLESS Society
Founder
Mary Pinak
City of West Palm Beach
Community Events Manager
Natalie Lowe
The Sustainable Events Forum
President
Paula Beadle
Caravel Marketing & Sponsorship Mastery
Stephanie Soplop
City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department
ADA (Title II) Coordinator
Suzanne Neve
Florida Festivals & Events Association
CEO
Tasha Hyder
Clay County Fair
General Manager
Terra Spero
RealTime Marketing Group
Co-founder and CEO
Valeria Mejia
City of Miami Beach
ADA Coordinator