EDUCATIONAL sessions

altFFEA is currently seeking speakers to lead educational sessions targeted towards event producers who will be in attendance at the 22nd Annual Convention. Educational Session details are below. Interested parties must complete the speaker interest form prior to February 18, 2016.  Selected speakers will be notified by March 1st and every effort to accommodate your selected session day & time will be made.

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EDUCATIONAL SESSION TIMES:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
1:30pm – 3:30pm  Learning Roundtables

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
10:45am – 12:00pm  |  1:45pm – 3:00pm  |  3:15pm – 4:30pm 

Thursday, August 11, 2016
9:00am – 10:15am  | 1:15pm - 2:45pm  |  3:00pm - 4:15pm

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. 

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

 

Operations / Programming / Volunteers

Economic Impact

Risk Management

Community Relations

Volunteers

Achieving Excellent Customer Service

New Programming Ideas / Partnerships

Project Management

Food & Beverage

Entertainment

Technology

 

Leadership & Personal Growth

Strategic Planning

Time Management

Networking Tips