What is FestForums®?

FestForums® is a conference for ALL FESTIVAL industry leaders.  Addressing cutting-edge technology, talent, ticketing, sponsorships, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation and safety, FestForums® brings together festivals and events of all sizes for collaboration and professional development.

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Upcoming Events


FESTFORUMS® Santa Barbara 

November 14th-16th

Hilton Santa Barbara beachfront

(Formerly FEss Parker Double Tree)


Presenting Sponsors


What The Industry Says About FestForums®

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Founders Laurie Kirby and Stuart MacNaught and all the staff put together an amazing and well thought out program for the entire conference. Informative, educational, fun…and wonderful memories created. Thanks, guys!
— Chuck Leavell - Recording Artist – The Rolling Stones
Major vision. Remarkable.
— Archie McLaren - Founder & Chairman, Central Wine Classic
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It’s an honor to receive the FestForums Sustainability Award. The conference was a perfect opportunity to further conversations and inspire people to take the next steps in greening festivals across the country.
— Jack Johnson - Recording Artist, Co-Founder & Director, Kokua Hawaii Foundation & Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation
It was wonderful to meet such an inspiring group of women who are making real change in the industry.
— Wendy Guerrero - Festival Director, Bentonville Film Festival
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With so many great minds and event organizers in one place, ideas and opportunities will be abundant.
— Forbes


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