Register for FestForums® Santa barbara today!

Celebrate our 5th Anniversary!

november 20-22, 2019


Hilton Santa Barbara
Beachfront Resort
633 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103




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  • Newly renovated spacious guest rooms with fresh, coastal design

  • Private balcony or patio with garden, mountain or ocean views from every room

  • The largest outdoor pool in the region, shuffleboard and sports courts

  • Newly designed indoor/outdoor event space including the Plaza Del Sol overlooking the ocean

  • Private beach catering and iconic Fess Parker Wine Tasting room

Hotel Reservations can be made here:

Thank you for your reservation and enjoy your stay!


You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMTN5

What is FestForums®?

FestForums® is a festival and conference for LARGE and SMALL FESTIVAL industry leaders, event producers, and artists.

With an exhibit hall and panels addressing

  • cutting-edge technology

  • talent

  • ticketing

  • cannabis

  • sponsorships

  • operations

  • sustainability

  • charitable work

  • innovation

  • safety

FestForums® brings together festivals and events of all sizes for networking, collaboration, professional development, and fun!


sampling of past participating festivals


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All Sponsorships Include:

• Logo placement on website, conference signage, official programs, and apps

• Company description, video, and other media to go with logo on website (optional)

• Registration code for 2 All access passes

• 50% discount on any additional passes

• 4 Complimentary passes for festival clients

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..“
-Kevin Lyman
Founder CEO, Vans Warped Tour


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


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


With so many great minds and event organizers in one place, ideas and opportunities will be abundant.


Upcoming Events - FestForums 2020:

FestForums® San Francisco is an exciting and intimate two-day event with one vibrant main track of panels, presentations, keynotes as well as exhibitors and a cocktail party at the end of each day. We are anticipating about 400 attendees.

This event will feature speakers on all topics Festival related - Ticketing, safety, sponsorship, talent buying, as well as some interesting topics outside the festival focus that offer new ideas and perspectives. We also include musicians, artists, poets, meditation gurus, comedians, etc. to inspire and beguile! 


past FestForums Santa barbara!


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