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

Thank you for making FestForums Santa Barbara 2018 such a great success!

Upcoming Events:

San Francisco 

May 6-8
The Regency Ballroom


Santa Barbara

November 20-22
Hilton Santa Barbara
Beachfront Resort


More information coming soon!

Interested in exhibiting at FestForums?


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.


sampling of past attendees

Photo Gallery


FestForums 'SB 2018 Presenting Sponsors