Welcome to the place where festivals converge


About the conference

FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018!

Our Santa Barbara Conference will be the biggest with over 1000 attendees expected and 100 exhibitors.



This year's FestForums will take place at the same -yet new and improved- Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly The Fess Parker). Great prices and more info here.


Best of the Fests

As usual, and because this conference is all about you, the festivals, our Best of the Fests award ceremony will take place during the conference and will award 9 different festivals in different categories.

Don't forget to submit your festival!



This year our agenda consists of 2 days of panels with 2 tracks each day. Panels will include diverse and current topics such as VR, cryptocurrency, and the always popular festival bootcamp (subject to change). Let us know if you have any suggestions!

Check out our schedule!



There's always entertainment at FestForums!

From cocktail parties to live music to special performances, there's something for everybody!

We strongly believe in edutainment!


Exhibit Hall

It's not FestForums without a big exhibit hall!

Get to know the sponsors and exhibitors, do business, or party and have fun! Or all the above maybe? After all, the exhibit hall is where it's at!