Sunday February 24th

2:00pm-4:30pm- SFEA Board Meeting

5:00pm-6:00pm- New Member Reception

6:00pm-9:00pm- Dine Around Pigeon Forge

 

Monday February 25th- Event T-Shirt Day

Represent your festival or event by wearing your own t-shirts

8:00am- Registration- Ticket booth area

7:30am-8:30am- Breakfast

8:30 Tradeshow Opens

9:00am-10:15am- Opening Session Welcome and Keynote Speaker- Kevin Snyder

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30am-11:45am- Roundtable Discussions-

  • All About Event Insurance- Vortex Insurance Agency- Andrew Klaus
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Vendors- Jill Miller
  • Dr. Festival-Ask Any Question Table- Julie Beck
  • What To Do If You Have To Cancel Your Event- Stephanie McIntyre and Nancy Kring-Rowan
  • Best Budget Practices- Karen Alcock
  • Customer Service- Greg Fuson
  • Parking/Transportation/Logistics- Kyndra Brewer
  • Having a Backup Plan For Your Event- Stephen Moore-RCS Productions
  • Volunteer Programs- John Blackburn

11:45am-12:00pm- Break

12:00pm-1:30pm- Lunch and Showcase Acts to Perform

1:30pm-2:00- Trade Show Vendor Introductions

2:00pm-3:00pm-  Breakout Sessions

  • Rick Laney Marketing- How to Promote Your Event Through Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
  • Rebecca Hill- Creating An Award-Winning Event
  • Brian Riggins- Gaining Sponsorship & Creative Fundraising

3:00-3:15 Break

3:30 pm-4:30 pm- Repeat of Breakout Sessions- attend a session that you missed earlier

  • Rick Laney Marketing- How to Promote Your Event Through Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
  • Rebecca Hill- Creating An Award-Winning Event
  • Brian Riggins- Gaining Sponsorship & Creative Fundraising

6:00pm-7:30pm- Reception/Silent Auction

7:30pm-9:30pm- Kaleidoscope Awards Banquet

9:30pm-11:30pm- Hospitality Suite Open

 

Tuesday February 26th

8:00am- Registration

7:30am-8:30am- Breakfast

8:30am-9:15am- General Session- Butch Helton-City of Pigeon Forge Special Events- Cornrows to Condo’s

9:15am-9:30am- Break

9:30am-10:30am- Breakout Sessions

  • Dino Cartwright- All About Social Media
  • Knoxville Police and Fire Department- Safety and Homeland Security
  • Caitlin Gouge- Creating Story and Emotion Through Subliminal Marketing

10:30-10:45 Break

11:00am-12:00pm-  Breakout Sessions

  • Caitlin Gouge-Creating Story and Emotion Through Subliminal Marketing
  • Dino Cartwright- All About Social Media
  • Knoxville Police and Fire Department- Safety and Homeland Security

 

12:15pm-1:45pm- Lunch with Showcase Acts

2:00pm-3pm- Round Table Discussions- same topics as Monday in case you missed an earlier topic

3:00-3:15 Break

3:30pm-5:00pm- General Session Q&A w/Kaleidoscope Award Winners

6:30pm-9:30pm- Showcase Dinner- Margaritaville Resort- The Island Pigeon Forge

9:30pm-11:30pm- Hospitality Suite Open

 

Wednesday February 27th

7:30am-8:30am- Breakfast

9:00am-11:30am- Dollywood Behind the Scenes Tour