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)

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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..“
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

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FestForums 'SB 2018 Presenting Sponsors