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May 6-8th at The Lodge at The Regency Center

FestForums® Announcements!

FestForums is pleased to announce that the three-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, actor and music legend Taj Majal will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award in San Francisco for his contribution to the arts.  

Read Taj Mahal’s full bio here

The interview, performance and ceremony with Taj will take place Wednesday May 8th at The Lodge at The Regency Center in San Francisco. Go to to register for passes.

“Most often as a composer/artist I have my head down into the music 24/7, wake or sleep! So when it is called to my attention that my peers and many others in my profession, seek to acknowledge me with their joy over my body of work I know people are deeply affected by my music! Thank you all for the “big up!!””


Taj Mahal🇰🇳



What is FestForums®?

FestForums® is a festival and conference for ALL 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!

FestForums 2019:

FestForums® San Francisco is an exciting and intimate two-day - May 7 & 8 (with an opening party planned for evening of May6th) - 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.

FestForums® Santa Barbara is our flagship event over 2.5 days with two tracks of panels and speakers, keynotes, live performances parties, a Festival award show, a hopping Exhibition Hall and about 900 attendees. 

Both events feature similar 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! 

Upcoming 2019 Events:

San Francisco 

May 6-8
the lodge at the regency center
1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109


Santa Barbara

November 20-22
Hilton Santa Barbara
Beachfront Resort
633 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103


Dual admission

Get passes to both events at the same time


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.


Interested in exhibiting at FestForums?


All Sponsorships Include:

• Logo placement on website, conference signage, and wherever applicable

• 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


sampling of past attendees

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FestForums Presenting Sponsors