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The Theme for our 2023 FEO Conference is “CELEBRATE” with the key words
PASSION . PROGRESS . PERFORMANCE.
All speakers, education sessions, networking opportunities etc. will be geared towards celebrating the fact that the festival and event industry came back very strong following the two year COVID-19 Pandemic. We saw record crowds and our audiences desire to get back out there and start getting back to normal. However, there was still many challenges, including supply chain, increased cost of operations, reduced volunteer base and the need to continue to present a safe event for customers. This years Conference will CELEBRATE the successes AND help you better prepare for the issues that caused problems or challenges for festival and event organizers.
Festivals and Events Ontario annual conference is held in late Winter in any one of Ontario’s communities across the province and boasts vibrant presentations, collaborative industry education, in-depth workshops and an outstanding opportunity to learn from and network with top industry professionals. The conference attracts 250 + festival and event planners from across the province of Ontario with a major tradeshow, an industry recognition Award Program and numerous entertainment auditions. This year, the Conference will be held in Niagara Falls from March 6-8, 2023. More details will be coming soon.
The FEO conference provides the perfect backdrop for industry professionals to soak up the excitement of a successful festival and event year gone by and prepare for another exciting year ahead!
Every year industry members eagerly anticipate the opportunity to relax, have fun and rub shoulders with other festival and event industry professionals. The annual conference provides an ideal forum for delegates to network, exchange ideas, gather insights and hone skills. Interested in becoming a member? Click here for more details!
Conference attendees come from a wide range of environments across the arts, heritage, sports, food, music and many other platforms. Industry professionals you might run into at our annual conference are Festival/Event Organizers, Event Planners, and Producers; Festival Suppliers; Partner Associations; Representatives of Municipalities, BIAs and Chamber of Commerce; Representatives of Regional Tourism Offices; Non-Profit Organizations; Corporate Sponsors; Educational Institutions; Event Management Faculty, Students and Post Grads; Recreation and Parks Department Representatives; and Community leaders.
FEO takes pride in carefully selecting top industry professionals to lead dynamic presentations and in-depth workshops. FEO’s Keynote Speakers are known for their ability to inform, educate and entertain conference delegates with the aim to motivate and energize professionals as they enter the upcoming festivals and event season.
FEO’s Annual Conference is the place to be as each year, FEO rolls out the red carpet, so to speak, to acknowledge and recognize industry excellence through the annual Awards Program. These highly revered Awards and award winners reflect the best of the best in industry practices, the hard work, and commitment of those who make the festivals and events industry in Ontario such a success. If you are interested in learning more about the FEO’s Award Program, contact us for more information.
Thank You to Our 2023 FEO Celebrate Conference Sponsors