Professional Development Workshops

We offer one day, enriching educational workshops year round for those who organize or manage festivals and events.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS – 2017 Fall Series

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LIMITED TIME BUNDLE OFFER

YRFA Members can save 20% off the entire Fall Workshop Series with this Special Bundle Rate. Workshops will include topics such as Successful Staging and Logistics, Conducting Market Research, the Power of Concessions and Beer Gardens, and Special Events: Insurance & Liabilities.
Bundle offer expires October 6.

PAST WORKSHOPS

Festival & Event Workshops – 2017 Summer Series


               WORKSHOP No. 4: Audience Development with Erin Lau – August 10, 2017

WORKSHOP No. 3: Social Media (LIVE on location) with Maryam Golabgir – June 1, 2017

WORKSHOP No. 2: Developing Media Relations & Attracting Media Attention with Jennifer Harrison – May 25, 2017

WORKSHOP No. 1: Volunteer Acquisition, Management, and Retention with Shaen Armstrong – May 11, 2017


TRAINING VIDEO: How to Be the Best Data Collector at your Festival or Event

WEBINAR: How to Implement Technology for your Festival or Event – April 11 at 2:00pm EST
With Natasha Hillier, Marcato, Chief Operating Officer
As technology in the Festival and Event space continues to evolve it is important for organizations to understand the best practices for a successful technology implementation. Whether you are switching ticketing systems, adopting a festival management system or launching a mobile app, there are many things you should consider to ensure you get a return on your investment. Some of the topics we will cover include, Preparing your Organization, Deciding What to Buy, Implementation and Long Term Strategy. Missed it? You can still watch the webinar HERE.

Useful links:

Part 1: Preparing your Festival to Adopt New Technology

Part 2: Deciding What Festival Technology to Purchase

Part 3: How to Successfully Implement Your New Technology

Part 4: Get the Most of your Investment in Festival Technology


How to Create Win-Win Festival & Event Partnerships with Professor Micki Rivers, Seneca College and Mitch Thomson, Sponsorship Consultant The T1 Agency.


How to Amplify Your Festival or Event with Digital & Social Media with Professor Bhupesh Shah, Seneca College.