What is FestForums®?

FestForums® is a conference for ALL FESTIVAL industry leaders, event producers, and artists. 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, professional development, and entertainment.


Upcoming Events:

FESTFORUMS® Santa Barbara 

November 14th-16th
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront
(Formerly The Fess Parker Resort)


Interested in exhibiting at FestForums?

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EXHIBIT HALL HOURS :

Thursday Nov 15th:
Morning Coffee & Breakfast 8-10 am
"Give Me A Minute" a panel introducing our Exhibitors - 10:00 -11 am in Track 1
Lunch 1:00 to 2:00pm
Afternoon "Tour The Exhibit Hall" 3-3:30 pm
Cocktail Party 5:30 pm - 7:30pm


Friday Nov 16th:
Coffee & Breakfast 8.30-10.30 am
Lunch 1:00 to 2:00pm
Cocktail Party 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Performing at FestForums Santa Barbara This year

 
 
 

What The Industry Says About FestForums®

 
 

“The diversity of the attendees is the key to the success of FestForums.
It seems the attendees are as well curated as the panels..“
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Kevin Lyman
Founder CEO, Vans Warped Tour

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Laurie & Stuart & all the staff put together an amazing and well thought out program for the entire conference. Informative, educational, fun…and wonderful memories created.
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

 
 

sampling of past attendees

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FestForums 'SB 2018 Presenting Sponsors