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Oregon Festivals & Events Association Annual Conference

Our spring conference is our biggest gathering for festival and event industry professionals. Our speakers, seminars, round tables, entertainer showcases, a trade show and the Ovations! Awards provide an unparalleled opportunity to meet your peers from around the state while learning from experts.

We hope you'll join us along with event producers, sponsors, entertainers, volunteers, vendors and suppliers from across the state. Together, we can share information, resources and contacts to make our events more successful.

Rhinestone Rodeo

February 27 - March 1, 2025

Seaside Civic and Convention Center


Saddle up, y'all! Bedazzle those boots and get ready to join us for educational breakout sessions from industry leaders, showcases from top performers, a chance to network at our Trade Show, and our annual Ovations! Award night recognizing the most innovative and successful events out there and those that help make them happen. Plus a chance to catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and connect with others in the industry. Check back for more information this Fall. We guarantee it's going to be a rootin', tootin', boot-scootin' good time!

2024 Conference Schedule

We'll be updating the schedule as all our amazing speakers and sessions are confirmed. Some of the topics we'll be covering are: security, ticketing, sponsorship relations, digital marketing, event medical staffing, and event law.

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9am - Noon - Pre-Conference Workshop

11am - Registration Opens

1:30pm - THE Conference Begins!

2pm - Opening Kick-off

3:10-4pm -
Breakout Sessions

5pm - Dinner on the Town - Check-in at the lobby no later than 5:30pm for your Dining Vouchers, then enjoy dinner at one of Seaside's great restaurants.

7pm - Networking Hospitality Night - Campfire Night, Flannels & Long johns
Don your comfiest flannels and long johns, sip on your favorite drinks, tap your toes to some rootin'-tootin' music, and make lasting connections with fellow event professionals. This is the perfect opportunity to meet some new folks, share ideas, build relationships, and unwind after a day of conference sessions.


times subject to change


2024 sessions included:

Conference Attendee Rates

What's Included

Registration Includes:

  • Conference Welcome Packet
  • Educational Sessions from Leading Industry Experts
  • Access to Trade Show
  • Entrance to all Hospitality Receptions & Networking Evenings
  • Meals: Thursday Night Dinner on the Town, Friday Lunch, Friday Ovations! Awards Dinner, Saturday Lunch
Member Rates
Non-Member Rates
Trade Show Info
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Where to Stay

We do not have a host hotel in Seaside this year. For hotels in the area, please check HERE for the Seaside Chamber of Commerce Directory.

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Some memories from our 2024 Conference in Seaside, Oregon.

Mardi Gras in Seaside

To view/download more photos from previous conferences click here

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