THE Conference for Festivals & Events
Mardi Gras in Seaside
February 29 - March 2, 2024
Seaside Convention Center
Our spring conference is our biggest gathering of festival and event industry professionals. Our speakers, seminars, round tables, entertainer showcases, a trade show and the Ovations! Awards provide an unparalleled opportunity to meet your peers from around the state while learning from experts. We hope you'll join us along with event producers, sponsors, entertainers, volunteers, vendors and suppliers from across the state. Together, we can share information, resources and contacts to make our events more successful.
Grab your krewes, some beads, and join us for educational breakout sessions from industry leaders, showcases from top performers, a chance to network at our Trade Show, and our annual Ovations! Award night recognizing the most innovative and successful events out there and those that help make them happen. Plus a chance to catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and connect with others in the industry. Check back for more information this Fall. It's going to be a Bon Temps at the Beach!
This year's sessions include:
- In-depth Digital Marking workshop with Royal Media
- Enhancing the Audience Experience with Jason Fellmen
- Using Social Media Influencers
- And MORE!
- Members: $300.00
- Non-Members: $400.00
Additional Attendees: $235 (members), $335 (non-members)
Late fees apply after January 31
Refer a first time attendee and be entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
- Conference Welcome Packet
- Educational Sessions from Leading Industry Experts
- Access to Trade Show
- Entrance to all Hospitality Receptions & Networking Evenings
- Meals: Thursday Night Dinner on the Town, Friday Lunch, Friday Ovations! Awards Dinner, Saturday Lunch
This is NOT a Drill! What to do When you Actually Have an Emergency
What do you do when there's a lost child? Active shooter? Bomb threat? You may think you're prepared on paper but join us to put your plan to the test. We'll play out real-life emergency scenarios with live emergency drills and practices for your teams. Workshop facilitated by Scott and Jill Ingalls with expert assistance from first responders.
When: Thursday, Feb. 29
Time: 9am - Noon