March 30, 2018                  San Francisco, CA

                    March 30, 2018

                 San Francisco, CA

                     May 3-4, 2018                      New York, NY

                     May 3-4, 2018

                     New York, NY

               November 14-16, 2018                    Santa Barbara, CA

               November 14-16, 2018

                   Santa Barbara, CA

What is FestForums®?

FestForums® is a conference for ALL FESTIVAL industry leaders that takes place biannually in Santa Barbara, CA and New York City.  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.


Meet some of our amazing speakers! 


A Sample of Festivals Attending FestForums


What The Industry Says About FestForums®

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 - Former ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell

Major vision. Remarkable.
— Archie McLaren - Founder & Chairman, Central Wine Classic

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 - Musician, 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

With so many great minds and event organizers in one place, ideas and opportunities will be abundant.
— Jesse Lawrence - Contributor, Forbes