EDUCATIONAL sessions

altFFEA is currently seeking speakers to lead educational sessions targeted towards event producers who will be in attendance at the 21st Annual Convention. Educational Session details are below. Interested parties must complete the speaker interest form prior to March 15, 2015.  Selected speakers will be notified by April 15th and every effort to accommodate your selected session day & time will be made.

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EDUCATIONAL SESSION TIMES:

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
1:30pm – 3:15pm  |  3:30pm – 4:15pm

Thursday, August 6, 2015
8:30am – 9:45am  |  10:15am – 11:30am  |  1:30pm – 2:45pm  |  3:15pm – 4:30pm 

Friday, August 7, 2015
8:30am – 9:45am  | 10:00am - 11:15am

There are four different breakout rooms and four typical session topics occurring simultaneously:

SPONSORSHIP  |  MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA

 OPERATIONS / PROGRAMMING / VOLUNTEERS  | LEADERSHIP & PERSONAL GROWTH

 


AUDIO VISUAL:

Each session room is equipped with wireless high speed internet access, an 8’ screen, LCD projector and flip charts as well as classroom seating for 60. We request that you please bring your own laptop with your presentation loaded onto it for use in your session. Any additional audio visual needs should be sent to Suzanne Neve at Suzanne@ffea.com.

SESSION FORMAT:

Sessions are 75 minutes in length. The program committee asks that you keep your presentation to 60 minutes and allow the final 15 minutes for questions / open dialogue. Sessions can be formal presentation, interactive workshop or panel discussion. Sessions must be non-commercial in nature. Presenters from a commercial organization may not use their presentation time to promote their product/service and our room hosts will be present during your session to verify this.
 


TOPICS / AREAS OF INTEREST:

Sponsorship

Securing New Sponsors

Retaining Existing Partners

Sponsor Valuation and Fulfillment

Sponsorships from the Sponsors Point of View

 

Marketing / Communications / Social Media

Branding

Blogging

Engaging the Media

Email Marketing

Attracting new fans / followers and converting them to buyers

New Social Media sites with a big impact (Google +, Yelp, Pinterest)

 

Operations / Programming / Volunteers

Economic Impact Surveys

Risk Management

Community Relations

Empowering Volunteers

Achieving Excellent Customer Service

New Programming Ideas / Partnerships

 

Leadership & Personal Growth

Strategic Planning

Time Management

Networking Tips