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Wednesday, November 14
 

5:00pm

Opening Night Party

Wednesday November 14, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Due Lune Cucina 1 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
 
Thursday, November 15
 

9:00am

A Current Affair: State of the Festival Industry
The media portrays the dark side of festivals with disasters and abuses or trumpets the big stars and glamorous events. But for industry insiders, the reality of running a festival is complex and the landscape is constantly changing. Let’s see what happened in 2018 and what’s trending for  2019.

Moderators
avatar for David Alan Bernahl,II

David Alan Bernahl,II

CEO, CLM, Pebble Beach & Los Angeles Food & Wine Festivals
David Alan Bernahl,II is CEO & Co-­Founder of Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), an idea kitchen with a current focus in the hospitality and lifestyle sectors. CLM was first widely recognized for producing Pebble Beach Food & Wine, a four-­‐day, annual event hosted at Pebble Beach... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Bell

Peter Bell

Executive Director, Telluride Society for Jazz
Peter Bell is a seasoned nonprofit executive and a lover of jazz. In his “day job,” Bell is President & CEO of Dworbell, Inc., a Washington, DC-based organizational consulting firm that provides comprehensive association management services to several national nonprofit trade... Read More →
avatar for Anita Cotic

Anita Cotic

Director, Film Office and Event Production, TIFF
Anita became a cinephile and culture aficionado from the moment she watched Wizard of Oz at age four. As Director of Film Office and Event Production for the Toronto International Film Festival, Anita works closely with Festival and year round TIFF Bell Lightbox programming teams... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Mandel

Rachel Mandel

Producer, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards
Rachel Mandel is an Events Producer for the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA) which takes place during the Tribeca Film Festival (Tribeca). She has worked with Tribeca since 2008. During her time there she has worked on ten film festivals and helped produce the Tribeca Disruptive... Read More →
avatar for Paul Reed

Paul Reed

Chief Executive, Association of Independent Festivals (AIF)
Paul is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the AIF alongside shaping and implementing strategic development and growth. In addition, Paul oversees all campaigns, communications, partnerships and membership development at AIF.Paul has an extensive background in the live industry... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

9:00am

Bootcamp
How to start, grow and promote your new festival! A FestForums staple is back.

Moderators
avatar for Max Wagner

Max Wagner

Founder, North Coast Music Festival
Max has spent his entire career creating and developing original multi-million dollar event properties in a variety of different event formats. For the last decade, that has been music festivals, with successful events topping 10,000+ attendees in Chicago, New York, Denver, Dallas... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for C R Capers

C R Capers

Founder, Hip Hop Film Festival
C R Capers (aka Cha-Boogie) is the Founder and CEO of Revolution Media – a “new media” company that leverages social media and large scale events to change the narrative. C R is referred to as a "new media socialite" having produced major events from corporate fundraisers to... Read More →
avatar for Ify Ifebi

Ify Ifebi

Founder & Chief Everything Officer, Vendorspace
Ify Ifebi is an event producer, social entrepreneur and tech founder. She studied marketing at Howard University while simultaneously building her love for events. Her entrepreneurial journey began in the midst of her sophomore year; she became notorious for hosting sold-out events... Read More →
avatar for Allison Shaw

Allison Shaw

CEO/Founder, Manic Monkee
Allison owns Manic Monkee,  which is a firm that does strategic business deveolpment, experimental marketing, creative engaging activations for all kinds of brands, produces festivals/events and aligns brands with sponsorship/partnerships.   Shaw also produces new media content... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

10:00am

Give Us A Minute
The who’s who and what’s what of our Exhibitors. Get a sampling of some of the ingenious products and services that our partners provide. Be warned- uncontrollable laughing may result when Stu MC’s this show and tell!

Thursday November 15, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

10:00am

Safety First
The news is literally flooded with stories of meteorological, medical, security and financial disasters at festivals. But what if these disasters could be prevented or minimized? How can preplanning and on-site crisis management reduce or eliminate risk and reduce your festival’s negative exposure.

Moderators
avatar for Timothy L. Epstein

Timothy L. Epstein

Partner, Duggan Bertsch, LLC
Tim serves as a partner at Duggan Bertsch, and brings to the Firm a reputation as one of the top lawyers in sports and entertainment in the country. In the entertainment world, Tim serves as counsel to the owners of venues and the producers of over twenty major music festivals and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Ashwin

Peter Ashwin

Principal and Founder, Event Risk Management Solutions (ERMS)
Peter Ashwin is the principal and founder of Event Risk Management Solutions (ERMS), a consulting practice committed to enhancing organizational resilience for festivals and events through practical and effective risk management and security solutions.Peter is a former Australian... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter

Chief Security Officer, Armored Things
Elizabeth Carter is Chief Security Officer of Armored Things. Carter is a specialist in threat and risk assessment, crisis management and response, and emergency program management. She works with Armored Things customers to bridge the gap between cyber and physical security through... Read More →
avatar for Robert Richards

Robert Richards

Commercial Director, Glastonbury Festival
avatar for Christine M.Van Winkle

Christine M.Van Winkle

Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba
Dr. Van Winkle is a festival and event Professor and researcher who has partnered with more that 20 festivals and 10 attractions with in Canada and the United Stated to understand attendees experiences.  As a former festival co-ordinator and consultant Dr. Van Winkle brings both... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

11:00am

Here Or There? Picking the Right Venue
There are so many factors at play when selecting your event venue. Cost, location, amenities, acoustics, accessibility and capacity are just a few things to consider.. Let’s break it down.

Moderators
avatar for Lisaann Dupont

Lisaann Dupont

Director of Communications, Opry Entertainment Group
As Director of Communications for Opry Entertainment Group Lisaann Dupont oversees all public relations strategy for the company’s iconic venues and brands including Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM and the rapidly growing Ole Red brand with locations in Tishomingo, OK; Nashville, TN... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Dunne

Dave Dunne

General Manager, Salt River Fields
Dave Dunne is the General Manager of Salt River Fields, in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies.  In the 8 seasons it has been open for baseball, they are the 8 top seasons, all time in attendance, in the history... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Madeira

Danielle Madeira

VP Strategic Alliances, Another Planet Entertainment
As Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Another Planet Entertainment (APE), Danielle Madeira oversees the special events department at the company, establishes and fosters critical industry relations and partnerships, and leads all APE corporate accounts, including clients such... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Margolis

Morgan Margolis

CEO/ President, Knitting Factory Entertainment
From growing up within a dedicated show business household to becoming the CEO of an ever-expanding organization, Morgan Margolis with over 20 + years of Hospitality and Entertainment experience, has been on a long journey that continues to move forward and upward. At the beginning... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Stokes

Jenn Stokes

Main Stage Producer, San Francisco LGBT Pride
Since the turn of the millennium, Jenn Stokes has been a live entertainment professional specializing in concept development, talent and venue relations, and operations management. From large-scale productions to niche audiences, Jenn's experience spans a diverse spectrum of live... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Turner

Thomas Turner

Founder, Relentless Beats
As founder of Relentless Beats- Arizona’s leading promoter of electronic and dance music events,  Thomas Turner took what was once just a passion for good house music & built it into a dominating force in the electronic music industry.  Beginning in 1996 as a vehicle for showcasing... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

11:00am

Talent Booking: Talent, Timing and Tenacity
Talent is the key component that draws people to your festival and sets the stage for your event. How does a festival negotiate with big-name talent and who is going to be the next big name? In this panel we will break down key components of talent buying; sourcing, timing, and finance, among others.

Moderators
avatar for David Silbaugh

David Silbaugh

Talent Buyer, Summerfest
David Silbaugh is best known as a Talent Buyer for Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival", in Milwaukee, WI. The 11 day festival books over 800 artists in nearly all genres, featuring international headlining artists as well as emerging artists. He also produces the noted... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anthony “A” Cole

Anthony “A” Cole

CEO, Complex Entertainment
CEO of Complex Entertainment, Anthony “A” Cole is a recognized expert of music publishing and licensing. His counsel is highly sought after with regards to residuals, licensing agreements, syncing, and diversifying record placement throughout gaming, airports, malls, and other... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Forte

Wayne Forte

President and Senior Agent, Entourage Talent Associates, Ltd.
Entourage Talent Associates’ owner and entrepreneur Wayne Forte is a seasoned, celebrated and experienced veteran of the music industry. Born and raised in New York, Forte first began booking student concerts while at North Carolina State University. He achieved major success milestones... Read More →
avatar for Chris Porter

Chris Porter

President, Porter Productions
Chris has been a music industry professional in the USA for over 30 years. After working in college radio at WJUL in Lowell, MA and becoming Music Director there, he went on to manage several Boston based rock acts and start his own record label called Presto Records in the late 1980’s... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Yacoubian

Jenn Yacoubian

Talent Buyer, Goldenvoice
Jennifer Yacoubian has spent 9 years with Los Angeles based promoter, Goldenvoice. Currently a lead talent buyer for the LA office, Jenn books various shows in Southern California at venues such as the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, Fox Theatre Pomona... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

12:00pm

20-20 How Do THEY Do It? Exhibitor Sales and Management
A discussion of exhibitor and onsite sponsorship sales, management and placement best practices through the lens of real world examples from industry leading festivals. Topics will include sales flow, vendor village design and sponsor placement, deliverables timelines and logistics.

eventslocker.com

events locker in 60 Seconds: Change Your (Production) Life

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bleau

Michael Bleau

CEO and Director, Sales, events locker
As Co-founder and CEO of events locker, an industry leading exhibitor management platform, Michael works with hundreds of festivals and expos nationwide. Prior to this, Michael accumulated over a decade of experience as an event sponsorship and festival producer. Before coming over to the live event industry, Michael... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

12:00pm

State of the Union: Ticketing 1.0
All festivals require ticketing but not all ticketing platforms are created equally. From the ticket purchase to the settlement,  let’s learn exactly what these platforms can provide. How do the latest trends in data collection and analytics serve the festival economy in maximizing profitability, logistics and more?  

Moderators
avatar for Robert Richards

Robert Richards

Commercial Director, Glastonbury Festival

Speakers
avatar for Keith Goldberg

Keith Goldberg

Chief Revenue Officer, Vendini
Mr. Keith Goldberg has been the Chief Revenue Officer at Vendini, Inc. since December 2014 and served as its Vice President of Marketing and Product. Mr. Goldberg has been at Vendini since 2011. He started consulting for a myriad of Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Goldberg graduated from... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Goodwin

Andrew Goodwin

Everfest, Head of Partnership
Andrew has worked in the festival industry for over a decade. He started his career in New Orleans, where he worked for the international record label Putumayo World Music. He got his first live-event gig working with Superfly Presents during their late-night Jazzfest series, which... Read More →
avatar for Willie Litvack

Willie Litvack

CEO, SquadUP
Willie Litvack: CEO & Founder of SquadUP. Willie has spent the last three years building the industry's first ever mobile-first platform for ticketing, event management and audience engagement.
avatar for Rob Wilmshurst

Rob Wilmshurst

CEO, See Tickets
A UK resident who started his career in a record shop (remember them?) in Nottingham, 27 years ago from which he co-founded the Way Ahead Group that now trades as SeeTickets.com in the UK and the US. A market leader in the UK, we are now active in the US and growing fast. The business... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

12:30pm

20-20 Guy Webster
A (the) Guy’s Talk- A Photographic history of Iconic women - and men too! Take a walk down Memory Lane with one of the greatest celebrity photographers ever. Then view his photos (for sale) in the Exhibit Hall.

Speakers
avatar for Guy Webster

Guy Webster

Celebrity Photographer
One of the early innovators of rock-and-roll photography, renowned photographer Guy Webster has spanned the worlds of music, film, and politics in a remarkable forty-year career. While shooting album covers and billboards for numerous groups—including the Rolling Stones, the Mamas... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

1:00pm

Year Of The Women Lunch - Sponsored by TicketForce
What’s not to love? TicketForce brings you a yummy lunch while we celebrate the amazing women that make FestForums the happy place it is.
All women attending FF should give us your headshot & one quote that defines your superpower.
Men are enthusiastically welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne King Smith

Lynne King Smith

CEO, TicketForce
Lynne King Smith is a writer, blogger, lover of social media, and loves to share ideas about using technology across markets. She helped to found and ran the communications for a non-profit from 1996-2002 and worked as a senior writer for non-profits for ten years. She holds a BS/Business... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for TicketForce

TicketForce

At TicketForce, we know that every event experience starts with buying a ticket. That’s why we utilize a powerful web-based ticketing system that gives you a customizable solution for full-service ticketing and box office management. With more ways for your patrons to buy — through social, m... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

2:00pm

20-20 Holograms Putting A-List Talent That Draws Back On The Road
Frank Zappa. Ronnie James Dio. Some names will always be synonymous with amazing live shows. Now, years after their death, the magic of holograms is making it possible to bring these artists and their timeless music back to the stage. Every night, as the ‘DIO Returns’ hologram tour ripped through Europe, fans threw up rock horns, sang along and interacted with a performance that reconnected them with the music and artist they loved. As Dio and Zappa holograms hit the festival circuit in 2019, these artists will make history yet again. This session, moderated by APA partner Steve Martin and hologram production company Eyellusion CEO Jeff Pezzuti, will feature Ahmet Zappa and Wendy Dio along with famed musicians Scott Thunes (Frank Zappa), and Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC, UFO), who will support 2019’s biggest hologram tours. They’ll talk fan reactions, size of this new opportunity and what to expect from these highly-anticipated productions that are poised to pack an audience.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Partner and Executive Vice President, APA
Steve Martin is a Partner and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Music at APA, one of the world’s largest diversified talent agencies with headquarters in Beverly Hills, New York and Nashville.   Martin’s current clients include Dolly Parton, David Gilmour, Scorpions, Ray... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Dio

Wendy Dio

President & Owner, Niji Entertainment
Wendy Dio supports industry relations, helping to cultivate Eyellusion’s strategic relationships with artists, labels, promoters, festival organizers and key organizations within the music community.  Wendy’s extensive industry experience spans more than three decades leading... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Pezzuti

Jeff Pezzuti

CEO, Eyellusion
Jeff Pezzuti is CEO of Eyellusion, leading the company’s work to bring the most authentic and realistic holograms to the live music market. He oversees Eyellusion’s collaborative work with artists and management to design, create and tour hologram-based productions that meet fan... Read More →
avatar for Scott Thunes

Scott Thunes

Musician
Scott Thunes was born in Los Angeles in 1960. His family moved to the Bay Area when he was 8 and his older brother made him learn to play the bass so they could perform Beatles songs and the theme to the Batman TV show for their parents.He played in his first band when he was 13... Read More →
avatar for Simon Wright

Simon Wright

Musician
Simon Wright is a world-renowned drummer best known for his work with rock bands AC/DC and DIO. He started playing drums at the age of 13 and cites Cozy Powell, Tommy Aldridgeand John Bonham as his greatest influences. Simon currently plays in the band Dio Disciples and is the drummer... Read More →
avatar for Ahmet Zappa

Ahmet Zappa

EVP of Global Business Development, Eyellusion
Ahmet Zappa is EVP of global business development, bringing extensive creative and business strategy capabilities to the Eyellusion team. In this role, he is instrumental in expanding Eyellusion’s artist roster and forging relationships with brands. Zappa is an entrepreneur, NY... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

2:00pm

20-20 Special Challenges - Camping Festivals
Moderators
avatar for Christian Weber

Christian Weber

Founder, SHIFTPOD
Weber brings over 30 years of experience as an innovative entrepreneur covering a wide range of markets. Among them: oil and gas development and rework, import/export/logistics, manufacturing, mining, software and internet systems development.He has founded and funded several start-ups... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lyle Maxson

Lyle Maxson

CEO and Founder, The Courtiers
Lyle Maxson is the CEO and Founder of The Courtiers, a creative agency focused on curating world class experiences and sponsorship acquisition inside of music festivals.  Among them are a variety of touring activations such as "The Festival Fashion Show", "The Lost Hotel", "The Quantum... Read More →
avatar for Breven Angaelica Warren

Breven Angaelica Warren

Founder & Executive Director, Festival Angaelica
Breven is passionate about film, art, festivals and event production. She is curating, producing and programming extraordinary works by new and emerging artists from around the world. She is a resourceful connector with a deep dedication to visionary creators. Breven commits herself... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

2:30pm

20-20 The Unseen Laws of Hustle
Hustle is derived from the old Middle Dutch word, Hutselen, which means "to shake" as in to shake free and begin anew. Hence, Hustle is about shaking free of the old, shaking free to change things for the better, to reinvent ourselves, what we and how we do it. 
It's about movement toward a goal, and bettering of life as we know it. And that means, ultimately, building a better community. We will use this then as a vehicle in the spirit of shaking up the status quo and moving everything we do toward three principles:
1) Empathy -- making people feel something bigger than themselves... reminding them they are part of something special, always an individual in a broader communal mix of life, love and human potential.

2) Experimentation -- taking simple risks and placing small bets on innovation to ensure that we improve everything we do for our people and our events, and make them new again.
3) Experience -- leveraging the festival context to create a story that's deeply memorable, unique, inspirational and share-worthy
If we hit all three of these parts, we have something very special, thoughtful, heartfelt, inclusive and whole -- that's what makes community, it's what makes community possible. And that's ultimately what this is about.  

Speakers
avatar for Jonas Koffler

Jonas Koffler

New York Times Bestselling Author, Cofounder, Writer & Producer
Jonas Koffler is the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestselling coauthor of HUSTLE: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum (Rodale Books USA, Penguin Books UK), which has been published in more than 10 countries. He is a founding partner of Radical Wellness... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

2:30pm

20-20 A-List Festivals: Creative Challenges
What do Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Clusterfest and Grandoozy have in common? The brilliant minds and talents of PJ Loughran and Stephen Feener of Superfly. They discuss the creative challenges of making these A list festivals the success they are.

Moderators
avatar for Jennice Fuentes

Jennice Fuentes

Founder and Managing Partner, Fuentes Strategies

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Feener

Stephen Feener

President of Live Experience, Superfly
Steve manages and oversees all aspects including budgeting, planning, emergency management and production for Superfly's festival properties including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Clusterfest and Grandoozy.  Additionally, Steve manages the project management, production and operations... Read More →
avatar for PJ Loughran

PJ Loughran

President, Brand Creative, Superfly
PJ Loughran is an entrepreneur and creative leader that has crafted illustrations, songs, businesses, brands, festivals and creative organizations over his 22 year career.PJ is President of Brand Creative at Superfly, co-creators of the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands music festivals... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

3:00pm

Tour the Exhibit Hall
Play games and win prizes - and grab a snack!
Also, join us in the Exhibit Hall Thursday from 3-3:30 PM on stage with media personality Gail Vistage and tell us about what makes your festival tick!

Speakers
avatar for Gail Kvistad

Gail Kvistad

Director, Host and Producer, Living Local
Gail Kvistad is an avid world traveler and festival lover who has never met a stranger. A true “California Girl” she radiates optimism and fun, her flair for production, talent for direction and thirst for adventure serve her well in the fields of entertainment, travel and production... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

3:00pm

Cannabis at Festivals
Let’s weed out what is working at festivals and venues as legalized marijuana comes online throughout the country.

Moderators
avatar for Susan Soares

Susan Soares

Executive Director, C.A.R.E
Susan Soares became a passionate advocate of social justice and full cannabis legalization after experiencing the plant’s medicinal benefits nearly two decades ago after a severe spine injury.  Soares became enraged that life-saving medicine is being withheld from suffering patients... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Omar Figueroa

Omar Figueroa

Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
Omar Figueroa is a pioneering cannabis lawyer who has been providing legal counsel and representation to members of California’s cannabis industry since 1998. He is the author of Cannabis Codes of California, the first comprehensive guide to laws and regulations governing the California cannabis industry and is frequently quoted in the media. Omarentered the cannabis industry as a criminal defense lawyer, where he tirelessly defended individuals charged with cannabis-related crimes. With the passage of cannabis legalization in Californ... Read More →
avatar for Michael Katz

Michael Katz

Co-Founder, The Emerald Exchange
Michael Katz, co-founder of The Emerald Exchange and President of Evoxe Laboratories, entered the cannabis community from a 15+ year career in the entertainment industry. He has worked with some of the most recognizable brands in the world, including Apple, the NFL, Hewlett Packard, Tylenol and many others. For several years he ran the Design, Motion Graphics and... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Subeck

Jackie Subeck

Cannabis Expert, Entrepreneur, Advocate, Educator and Event Producer
Jackie Subeck, a dynamic and strategically-minded entrepreneur, is Chief Executive Officer and founder of Hey Jackpot, LLC, a lifestyle cannabis brand focusing on business consulting, live events and cannabis advocacy.  For nearly two years, she was Vice Chair of Women Grow Los Angeles... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

3:00pm

"How to Get More Fans, Sales, & Profit" [RSVP REQUIRED]
Want to grow your company 's fans, sales, and profit? Sign up now for a free, 20-minute private consultation with veteran marketing strategist Brian Bauer, President of Bauer Entertainment Marketing (www.BauerEM.com). During this 1-on-1 session, Brian will:
  1. Identify a key roadblock constraining your growth – and tell you how to nuke it
  2. Evaluate a current marketing tactic you can easily crank up to "11"
  3. Discover a missed opportunity that can drive new revenue and profit
 
Space is limited to only 5 companies! Sessions are first-come, first-served. Sign up now to reserve your customized consultation: http://bit.ly/FestForumsBEM 
An industry expert with 15+ years of success, Brian has helped grow dozens of companies  including Country Thunder, Tortuga Music Festival, Harlem Eat Up!, Summer Camp Music Festival, Life is Beautiful, Nashville Beer Festival, Hip Hop Film Festival, Flavor! Napa Valley, and Country Jam.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer

President, Bauer Entertainment Marketing
Brian Bauer is President of Bauer Entertainment Marketing (www.BauerEM.com).An industry expert with 15+ years of success, Brian has helped grow dozens of festivals including Country Thunder, Tortuga Music Festival, Harlem Eat Up!, Summer Camp Music Festival, Life is Beautiful, Nashville... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:50pm
TBD 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

3:30pm

20-20 Ten Marketing Ideas in 20 Minutes
Practical tips you can apply immediately to boost awareness, increase engagement, and ultimately convert more into ticket sales!

Speakers
avatar for Aidan Augustin

Aidan Augustin

Co-Founder/President, Feathr
Aidan Augustin is the Co-Founder and President of Feathr, a software company offering internationally awarded digital marketing and web analytics tools specifically for event organizers. Feathr has helped grow attendance and revenue for over 1,000 festivals, conventions, and conferences... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

4:00pm

Brands + Festivals
Brands continue to align with festivals as they connect with their consumers.  The challenge for brands is to “make sense” of the sponsorship and bring something special to the event.  This can be done through activations, media, purpose and community.  Come listen to some of the latest and most creative ways festivals have helped their sponsors stand out.

Moderators
avatar for Allen Cook

Allen Cook

Founder & CEO, TOURtech
Boasting 27+ years of experience in the entertainment & production industries, TOURtech’s humble beginnings in Allen’s garage tell a story of a man with a brilliant idea and a ton of moxie.Allen Cook is a veteran of Live Entertainment and Event Production Planning. With an academic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barry Berkowitz

Barry Berkowitz

SVP, Business Development and Strategy, PrizeLogic
Barry's passionate about instantly engaging, delighting & motivating the choices, attitudes and actions of live and digital Audiences, safely, securely and at scale. Experienced in identifying the perfect value exchange to tap Shoppers’ desire, festival attendee interest, Donor... Read More →
avatar for Mark Dinerstein

Mark Dinerstein

President, Knitting Factory Entertainment
Mark Dinerstein is the President of Knitting Factory Presents and leads a team of experienced talent buyers who annually contract thousands of performance agreements across dozens of states. Mark has 18 years of experience in the music industry, having sold in excess of 5 million... Read More →
avatar for Grady Lee

Grady Lee

Co-Founder/CEO, Give2Get
Grady is the Co-Founder and CEO of Give2Get, a social impact company connecting brands and people to communities and causes. Give2Get works with Fortune 500 companies on both consumer and employee facing strategies, events and programs. Prior to Give2Get, Grady was Co-Founder/COO... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

4:00pm

Beyond the Box Office: Ticketing 2.0
Beyond The Box Office:  How to use data to find and convert new festival attendees.

This panel will discuss marketing and distribution strategies that can be leveraged in tandem with your primary ticketing platform as well as secondary strategies.  The panel will cover strategies for events with high, medium and lower demand, as well as ways how to protect your brand integrity while optimizing revenue, while managing your user data as a long-term asset.

Sponsored by See Tickets

Moderators
avatar for Jesse Lawrence

Jesse Lawrence

Founder, TicketIQ
Over the last two years, TicketIQ has helped over 50 festivals maximize the value of their ticketing asset as a performance-based marketing partner. Festival partners include Bottlerock Napa, Lockn, Voodoo, Breakaway, Hot August, Northside and Sweetwater420.  TicketIQ uses integrations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Flohr

Ashley Flohr

Senior Account Manager, Google
Ashley Flohr is a Senior Account Manager at Google specializing in digital marketing for live music & ticketing. She has 8 years of experience working with major concert promoters & record labels to promote tours, festivals, venues, live streams and album launches leveraging... Read More →
avatar for Keith Goldberg

Keith Goldberg

Chief Revenue Officer, Vendini
Mr. Keith Goldberg has been the Chief Revenue Officer at Vendini, Inc. since December 2014 and served as its Vice President of Marketing and Product. Mr. Goldberg has been at Vendini since 2011. He started consulting for a myriad of Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Goldberg graduated from... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Leflar

Kevin Leflar

Co-founder, President and CEO, officialCOMMUNITY
Kevin Leflar is the Co-founder, President and CEO of The Official Community Corporation – officialCOMMUNITY – officialCOMMUNITY empowers established recording artists including James Taylor, Santana, Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits, George Michael, Celine Dion and Lyle Lovett to acquire... Read More →
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Willie Litvack

CEO, SquadUP
Willie Litvack: CEO & Founder of SquadUP. Willie has spent the last three years building the industry's first ever mobile-first platform for ticketing, event management and audience engagement.



Thursday November 15, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

5:00pm

20-20 Upgrading the General Admission Experience
David Andres, Business Development, presents 10 - 15 Minutes on - How Upgrading temporary bathrooms for women at events is good for business
  • Shorter lines
  • They flush!
  • Clean and odor free
  • No more plastics
  • All women – not just VIP need better bathrooms
  • Sustainable Green
  • Creates gratitude and appreciation for the event brand!
  • List of examples across Europe and now in US with Live Nation and others
  • Trending in America with Live Nation Festivals & Venues and Cirque du Soleil around the world!

Followed by 15 minutes Q&A

Speakers
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David Andres

Business Development, Sanitrax International


Thursday November 15, 2018 5:00pm - 5:25pm
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

5:00pm

Keynote: Mindfulness and the Creative Process
Hope Hall became a denizen of the corridors of power and for six years, the President Barack Obama was her and her video camera’s beat. Hope tells the story of how her quest to reverse engineer from the precipice of burnout to a daily state of inner vitality and creative clarity was guided by the one and only 44, President Barack Hussein Obama. Hope will lead a working session on creating the conditions, internally and external, for a humming creative life.

Speakers
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Hope Hall

Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Photographer
As a self-described hippy (former modern dancer and current meditator and yogi), imagine Hope’s surprise when she suddenly becomes a denizen of the corridors of power — yes, with permission — and for six years, the President is her and her video camera’s beat. Hope tells... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

5:30pm

Exhibitor’s Cocktail Party
Entertainment provided by Dennis Quaid and The Sharks

Thursday November 15, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

9:00pm

Who’s Got Talent Show: Karaoke & Beyond
Presented by TOURtech

Speakers
avatar for Randy Lubas

Randy Lubas

Producer/Comedian, Ventura Comedy Festival
Headliner comedian Randy Lubas began doing comedy while at Indiana University of PA where he graduated with a degree in Marketing and Economics. The proud son of a decorated veteran of WW II, Randy was inspired by his father’s escape from poverty through the GI bill. His comic voice... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Reagan Room
 
Friday, November 16
 

8:00am

9:00am

20-20 Live Event Marketing in the Digital Age: Cross-Channel Panel
Moderators
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Sean Sandoval

CEO, North Agenda
LA-based production extraordinaire Sean Sandoval work worked his way up the ladder from an early age in event production. From the smallest venues to the largest festivals worldwide, after gaining over a decade of experience he was able to proceed with his own ventures resulting in... Read More →

Speakers
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Xavier Abraham

CEO and Creative Director, Vicious Buzz
Xavier Abraham is the CEO and creative director of Vicious Buzz, a full-service creative agency based in Los Angeles servicing music artists and brand accounts internationally. Vicious Buzz is best known for their marketing work for major artists such as James Bay, Galimatias, and... Read More →
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Beatrix Veronica Amador

Innovation Director, Mouse Live
Since 2004, Beatrice Veronica Amador has inspired over 4.7 million unique smiles and 8.4 million irreplaceable moments. An energy-chaser since her first concert, Beatrice Veronica Amador has dedicated her career to the live experience. As a student at Cal Poly Pomona, she organized... Read More →
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Ben de Ayora

General Manager, DoLA - DoStuff Media
Ben is the General Manager for DoLA.com, the Los Angeles branch of the DoStuff Media Network. DoLA is both an event listing website and marketing platform that connects the areas best events and experiences to nearly 400,000 local subscribers. in 2018, DoLA has worked with more than... Read More →
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Kristin Johansen

Head of Growth & Strategy, Merkaba Media
Kristin began her professional journey at St. John’s University in New York City, graduating in the top 50 of her class at the School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.She started out at Rolling Stone Magazine as an intern but switched gears to Analytics after... Read More →
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Rory O'Connell

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Rory O’Connell (born July 5, 1986) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and sound engineer. He is best known as the lead singer/guitarist for Southern California based alternative rock band Bristol To Memory. After starting his career in the mid-2000’s... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 9:20am
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

9:00am

The Emerging Market of Wine/Craft Beer and Gourmet Food Festivals
Nothing motivates a ticket buyer more than the idea of wine tasting, raw oysters, craft beers or even chowder all day long! The growth of these events has sparked interest from other genre festivals to jump on the bandwagon. How did this trend spread and how do you incorporate this into your festival?

Moderators
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Charlie Adler

President, TasteUSA Festival Managemen
Charlie Adler is a food and drink festival specialist. Starting in 1997, Charlie organized over 1,000 wine and culinary tastings in the Washington, D.C. area – everything from French wine classes and tastings at Washington, D.C. Embassies to cooking classes and pairings at local... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Janine Fazzolari Puñales

Janine Fazzolari Puñales

Director of Vendor Operations, PHX Vegan Food Festival
Janine is a freelancer specializing in live events and wears many hats throughout the year. She is the Director of Vendor Operations for Davisson Entertainment, who is the producer of the PHX Vegan Food Festival in Phoenix, AZ. Davisson Entertainment's mission for The PHX Vegan... Read More →
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Josh Seago

Founder & President, Lou Dog Events
Josh Seago is the founder and president of Lou Dog Events, a festival production and management company that specializes in food and beverage events. Since 2013, Lou Dog Events has produced over 50 festivals - including the Chicago Ale Fest, the Naperville Ale Fest, BeerHoptacular... Read More →
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Scott Tashjian

Festival Director, Eat Drink SF
Scott is the festival director of Eat Drink SF, a weekend long food and drink extravaganza featuring over 150 local restaurants, 50 breweries, wineries, bars and schedule of chef demonstrations. In its tenth year, Eat Drink SF has become the Bay Area's premier food festival attracting... Read More →
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Brian Yaeger

Freelance beer writer and beer festival producer
Brian Yaeger is the author of Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey (St. Martin’s) and Oregon Breweries (Stackpole) and contributed to the Oxford Companion to Beer. He is frequently published by All About Beer, BeerAdvocate, CraftBeer.com and, locally, the Santa... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

9:30am

20-20 Building Innovative Experiences Through Payments
Learn about tactics to delight your customers and sponsors through payment experiences, focusing on online apps and contactless payments through Square’s omnichannel platform.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Voorheis

Andrew Voorheis

Experiential Marketing and Events Manager, Square
With over a decade in marketing and events, Andrew is well versed in creating engaging moments for brands and consumers. Currently managing events and partnerships at Square, he’s also worked with brands like Super Bowl 50, BooHoo, Apple Pay, MetroPCS, Pac-12 Enterprises, Muddy... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 9:30am - 9:50am
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

10:00am

Artist Curated Festivals
Vanity projects these are not. Passion drives these famous folks who have created their own festivals. They join us at a roundtable discussion of what fueled their desire to get into this crazy business.

Moderators
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LJ Malberg

Founder & CEO, The Reliance Company
LJ Malberg is the Founder and CEO of The Reliance Company, a Workplace Culture Coaching and Consulting company focused on Compassion-based Work within the Music Industry.  She is the Founder of the Compassionate Muse Project, an ongoing independent study of Compassion-based Leadership... Read More →

Speakers
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Tyler Fey

Partner, Promoter and Manager, Feyline
Tyler is a partner, promoter and manager at Feyline.  Since it’s  establishment in 1967, Feyline has been synonymous for bringing the best and most innovative artists to the fans. Tyler developed his love of music by watching and experiencing his father's passion and commitment... Read More →
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Kevin Leflar

Co-founder, President and CEO, officialCOMMUNITY
Kevin Leflar is the Co-founder, President and CEO of The Official Community Corporation – officialCOMMUNITY – officialCOMMUNITY empowers established recording artists including James Taylor, Santana, Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits, George Michael, Celine Dion and Lyle Lovett to acquire... Read More →
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Keith Wortman

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Blackbird Presents
Keith Wortman is the Founder and CEO of Blackbird Presents, a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

10:00am

Cash is No Longer King
Learn how Bitcoin,  RFID, Venmo, Crypto, facial recognition and other forms of cashless payments are changing the festival landscape.

Speakers
avatar for Vladislav Ginzburg

Vladislav Ginzburg

Vice President || Business Development, Blockparty
As head of Business Development at Blockparty, Vladislav is responsible for introducing the company’s innovative digital-ID technology, as well as the benefits of blockchain ticketing and cryptocurrency rewards, to prospective clients in the mainstream live events industry.  Prior... Read More →
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Adam Lynn

CEO + Founder, Prime Social Group
Adam Lynn is co-CEO + Founder of Prime Social Group, which was founded in 2010 after Adam Lynn and his partner Zach Rubenmerged their companiesto provide the most crowd-pleasing and memorable concert experiences.Based in Columbus OH, PSG has becomethe fast-growing full-scale production... Read More →
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Ron Severance

President - Music Festivals and Special Events, Magic Money
Business Owner, Entrepreneur and Business consultant.. I have over 27+ years of experience running some of largest events in the country. Super Bowls, Olympics, NFL Stadiums, Airports, Turnpikes, NASCAR, NHRA, Music Festivals, Airshows and thousands of smaller ones. I focus on developing... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

11:00am

Brand Experiential - Part II
Brand spending on festivals, music tours and venues grew to $1.74 billion in 2016. This panel will explore how to move into the world of memorable activations. As festivals and cultural events evolve, brand activations should follow suit and progress as well. Festivals will learn how to ensure sponsorship activation is cohesive and aligned with the festival’s aesthetic.

Moderators
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Josh Grady

Founder, Head of Partnerships, Valmont
Josh is co-founder of Valmont, a strategic live event consultancy that specializes in marketing, sponsorship, and revenue-generating programs such as ticketing, concessions & VIP experiences for festivals & venues.  Josh connects global brands with premier events and has developed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allen Cook

Allen Cook

Founder & CEO, TOURtech
Boasting 27+ years of experience in the entertainment & production industries, TOURtech’s humble beginnings in Allen’s garage tell a story of a man with a brilliant idea and a ton of moxie.Allen Cook is a veteran of Live Entertainment and Event Production Planning. With an academic... Read More →
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Ryan Romenesko

Vice President of Public Relations, Jensen Communications
Ryan Romenesko is Vice President of Public Relations at Jensen Communications, Inc (JCI) based in Pasadena, CA. He has been with the company since 2010 in various roles. Through the years at JCI, he has been helped execute campaigns for legendary musicians including Carlos Santana... Read More →
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Zach Ruben

Co-Founder/President, Prime Social Group


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

11:00am

The Lifecycle of a Sponsorship
How do festival sponsorship directors engage brands, ink deals, activate and provide ROI in this landscape? Brands and festivals weigh in.

Moderators
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Robert Richards

Commercial Director, Glastonbury Festival

Speakers
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Mark Harrison

Founder, T1 Agency
A true innovator and inspirator, Mark Harrison’s journey has taken him everywhere from student paper editor to soon to be published author, from super fan to coach and part-timer to president. Founder of the T1 Agency in Toronto, Mark is a leading figure in the sponsorship and marketing... Read More →
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Kim Hawkins

Senior Director of Partnerships, AEG Presents
Senior director of brand partnerships at AEG/ Goldenvoice’s music division. A strategic, creative, passionate marketing and sales professional with experience within the sports, music, television and entertainment industries. Great relationships and familiarity with beverage distributors... Read More →
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Matt Lawler

Director of Digital Media, Global Partnerships, AEG
Digital and social marketing professional with experience creating and executing innovative go-to-market strategy for diverse slate of clients/companies across various industries. Focus on building high-performing teams, in conjunction with providing game-changing solutions. While... Read More →
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Brian McCue

Director of Sales and Sponsorship, Winmo
As Director of Sponsorship Sales at List Partners Inc., Brian has helped hundreds of non-profits, event organizations, and professional sports teams build partnerships with major brands. From small non-profits in Alaska, to large professional sports organizations like the LA Lakers... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

12:00pm

Streaming, VR, AR and Extending the Festival Audience and Experience
Budgets, logistics, selecting and securing the right supplier will be discussed.

Moderators
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Jeffrey Abramson

Consultant
Jeffrey has more than 20 years of experience working with emerging tech, trends and talent at Discovery, Broad Green Pictures, and on multi-platform experiential, cultural and content marketing programs for dozens of Fortune 500 companies, including Acura, American Express, Cadillac... Read More →

Speakers
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John Buckner

President, Cinch Productions
LoveLoud started with a vision from Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons) to create acceptance between LGBTQ+ communities and orthodoxy cultures to stop teen suicide. I helped create a safe environment, coordinated killer production, brought in and worked with amazing sponsors, and managed... Read More →
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John Petrocelli

CEO and Founder, Bulldog DM
John Petrocelli is CEO and founder of Bulldog DM, the world’s most experienced live streaming company for premium content. Bulldog DM helps brands, agencies, content owners and platforms deliver impactful live streamed engagements. Bulldog DM connects today’s digitally engaged... Read More →
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Michael Rabehl

Director of Programming, Cinequest
Michael has been a member of the Cinequest team since 1994. As the Director of Programming, he manages the film selection process for the festival and supervises the programming teams to create a world-class line up of films and guests every year. In his role as the Associate Director... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

12:00pm

Film Festivals: The Challenges of Small Festivals
Nonprofits generally suffer from the proverbial chicken and egg problem. They need to grow but can’t afford new hires and expensive technology. Learn how to break the cycle and swing for the fences.

Moderators
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Drea Clark

Senior Programmer & Head of Filmmaker Relations, LA Film Festival
Drea Clark is a film festival programmer who served as the Senior Programmer and Head of Filmmaker Relations for the LA Film Festival for the past ten years, and is currently Associate Programmer with Sundance and Programming Curator with Bentonville Film Festival. Previously she... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kimberley Browning

Kimberley Browning

Filmmaker & Film Festival Programmer, HOLLYWOOD SHORTS
Kimberley is a filmmaker and film festival professional. She is the founder and Festival Director of the Hollywood Shorts Film Festival, which launched in 1998 in Los Angeles. She also serves as an Associate Short Film Programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival. She is based in LA, and... Read More →
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C R Capers

Founder, Hip Hop Film Festival
C R Capers (aka Cha-Boogie) is the Founder and CEO of Revolution Media – a “new media” company that leverages social media and large scale events to change the narrative. C R is referred to as a "new media socialite" having produced major events from corporate fundraisers to... Read More →
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Hebe Tabachnik

Artistic Director, Film Society of Minneapolis Saint Paul
For 20 years Hebe Tabachnik has been a film curator, producer and festival consultant, and has participated as juror,project evaluator and panelist at film festivals in the US, Europe, Latin America, Israel and China. She is Senior WorldCinema Programmer for the Seattle (SIFF) and... Read More →
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Leslie Vanderpool

Founder & Executive Director, Bahamas International Film Festival / BIFF
Born in Nassau, The Bahamas, of a Bahamian, Dutch, Syrian father and an American Indian, Ukrainian, Polish mother, Leslie is the first Bahamian woman to create an international film festival in the Bahamas at a young age.Leslie Vanderpool is the Founder and Executive Director of the... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Track 2 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

1:00pm

2:00pm

Keynote: Harry Shearer interviewed Christopher Guest
You know Harry from Spinal Tap and from The Simpsons but he is also a talented writer, speaker, satirist, musician and advocate for justice.  Christopher Guest (actor, writer, director - think Best in Show, This is Spinal Tap, A Mighty wind and more) will interview his good pal in what will be a riveting close up look at the brilliant Harry Shearer.  

Speakers
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Christopher Guest

Screenwriter, Composer, musician, Director, Actor, and Comedian
Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-do... Read More →
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Harry Shearer

Comedian, Musician, American Actor, Author, Director
Actor…author…director…comedian…musician…political satirist…multi-media artist…radio personality… record company owner…and one of the best “voices” in the business (just ask THE SIMPSONS), Harry Shearer is a comic personality and modern day renaissance man.For... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Track 1 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

3:00pm

Best of the Fests Award Ceremony
We bring you our much touted Best of the Fests where we salute the best festivals and the artists that you love!
MC: Laurie & Stu.
Concert to follow.

Friday November 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza del Sol 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

5:00pm

8:15pm

After Party at the Lost Cord, Solvang
Shuttles leave the Hilton at 7:30 PM & leaves the venue at 11 PM (45 min drive)
Space is limited - Please RSVP
to Dianne@FestForums.com


Friday November 16, 2018 8:15pm - 11:00pm
The Lost Cord