Featuring: Kelven Tan, CFEE; Vice President of Dynamic Attractions, Business Development for Asia

    Kelven Tan has over 28 years' experience in entertainment and events marketing, and is as much sought after public speaker on the global festival circuit.  He has presented in Shangai, London, Christchurch NZ, Hong Kong, the US, Malaysia and Seoul.

    He served on the board of the International Association of Amusement Parks and in 2001 was awarded with the Meritorious Service award in recognition of his service to the Association.  He served 2 terms on the board of the International Festivals & Events Association and has produced two Grand Pinnacle Award winning events.

    His talents were used to increase the number of runners in the Singapore Marathon from 37,000 to 60,000 in just three years.  He was also responsible for reshaping and revitalizing the Canadian Shambhala Music festival by creating four new revenue streams.

    Beyond being a world-renowned through-leader in the festival industry, in his own words he has spent his entire career in pursuit of the simplest, yet most meaningful of tasks, bringing a smile to someone's face.

    Opening Keynote:  As professional festival and event producers, we make it our own to be part of our society's life celebrations.  Be it in trade, trends or lifestyles, every festival and event put together requires a complex, highly interconnected yet simply focused objective of creating memories worth repeating. Kelven Tan 

    PLUS - Breakout sessions for new and seasoned events including:

    • Stretching Dollars and Tough Budget Decisions - Heather Warthen, 22nd Century Media, Chicago
    • Event planning basics - the good old nuts and bolts - Scott Ingalls
    • Maneuvering the Media - Heather Warthen, 22nd Century Media, Chicago
    • Excellence in Volunteer and Customer Service - Carole Lail, Lakewood Washington
    • That's Edutainment - using learning to WOW your attendees - Guy DiTorrice - The Oregon Fossil Guy
    • Surveying Attendees - the right and wrong questions - Jeff Dense, Eastern Oregon University
    • Event power & lighting, what you need to enhance your event - Hollywood Lights
    • Top 3 legal challenges -(back by popular demand) - Jessica Henson, City of Albany Deputy City Attorney
    • Instabrags vs Videosnaps - Jessica Carlo, Saffire
    • What Sponsors Want - a panel of sponsors provide the answers
    • Programming for the win - how to keep your event focused and successful - Jill Ingalls
    • Video Makes a Marketing Star! - Jessica Carlo, Saffire
    • Beer logistics - jokey boxes, draft trailers - how to make beer pour in the middle of a field! - Preston Weesner, Holiday Ale Festival
    • Valuing your sponsorable assets - Dan Kinney, Full Bloom Digital

    +++Plus additional topics and presenters invited and pending!

    (sessions subject to revision)

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    Rooms start at $124 plus tax, 2 bedroom suites (great to share) for $174

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    Apply for a chance to showcase your special talent!  All kinds of entertainers are needed - strolling, bands, solo acts and everything in between.  No need to be a member to apply, but we do expect you'll join us if selected!

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    DEADLINE TO APPLY November 29th, 2017


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