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Fest Forums

FestForums Convergence is a one-of-a-kind interactive conference and networking event for music, film, food + wine + beer festival organizers.

Addressing cutting-edge technology, sustainability, innovation, safety & collaboration, FestForward will close with "Best of the Fests," a festival award ceremony recognizing North America’s best festivals in game changing categories.

The Recipe: One part music + one part film + one part food & wine + one part technology. Stir it up for a fun-filled mentally invigorating three day professionally enhancing experience with hundreds of festivals & industry insiders attending.

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FestForums hosts a live stream panel on "COVID 19 how to manage the crisis"


Live streamed March 11 @ 4PM PT

”The Conference For The Power Players In The Festival Game” - Forbes

Go to Facebook: @FestForums- listen and participate! Wed 7 PM/EST - 4 PM/PST  


Go to Facebook: @FestForums- listen and participate! Wed 7 PM/EST - 4 PM/PST

With cancellations from SXSW to Ultra, festivals are being faced with the tough choice of postponing or cancelling mass gatherings. Join us Wednesday (March 11) as we address the challenges of dealing with the Coronavirus. Festival expert Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour, Lollapalooza and dozens more),  Backstage Pass’ Stephen Villoria and other professionals will provide insights on how to manage this crisis. Laurie & Stu will moderate the conversation and real time questions are encouraged.

Email us at if you wish to submit a question now.

This live webcast is being hosted by our partners at Backstage Pass, who are live streaming it, recording it, and will be making it available after the webcast for anyone that is unable to attend. Go to Facebook: @FestForums to subscribe and ask questions. Wednesday at 4 PM/PST & 7 PM/EST

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FestForums® Santa Barbara is a diverse, interactive conferences and networking events for ALL festival organizers. Addressing cutting-edge technology, sponsorships, talent, ticketing, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation, and safety, FestForums® brings together festivals and events from around the world of all sizes for lively collaboration, camaraderie, and professional development.

FestForums® Santa Barbara culminates with "Best of the Fests," an annual festival award ceremony recognizing North America’s leading festivals.

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