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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.

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Join John Giddings, Judith Owen on FestForums Facebook Livestream Wednesday at noon PST/3 EST



Join us Wednesday at Facebook @FestForums at noon PST/3 EST for our weekly FestForums Livestream with insights from experts in the live events space during the COVID-19 crisis. FestForums Co-Presidents Stu MacNaught and Laurie Kirby will co-moderate.


Also, see the new aid guidelines from the stimulus package here:

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act (all of the aid):




John Giddings is a music agent and promoter who has been responsible for tours such as The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Genesis, Celine Dion, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. In 2002, he revived the Isle of Wight Festival and continues to run the festival today (which has just been postponed until 2021).





Judith Owen: This Welsh singer songwriter divides her time between New Orleans & London, has released 11 critically acclaimed albums on her 'Twanky’ label, between touring the world! She's collaborated with Richard Thompson, kd lang, Cassandra Wilson, Keb Mo and toured with Bryan Ferry. Her last 2 albums were named in the top 100 albums of 2016 & 2018 by UK's Sunday Times". Owen appeared at FestForums 2017/18 and performs for us live Wednesday.





 Allen Cook,  is the CEO of TOURtech and Event Intelligence Group, the first company to deploy high quality temporary CCTV surveillance for public events and is the unrivaled service provider of public safety technologies for events in North America.





Dawn Padmore, VP Culinary Marketing & Events, Kartliz & Co. (Harlem EatUp!)





Colleen Curlin

Production Manager for Culture Programming at The Battery, San Francisco, California





Maxine LapidussCEO & Co-Founder, Storyblaster, Inc.







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We have created a Slack site so you can discuss with other professionals how to survive both financially and health-wise during this crisis. The survey results will also be published there. Collectively, we are stronger as an industry if we support one another.



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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 at noon PST & 3 PM/EST






As a result of the current COVID-19 crisis, FestForums San Francisco is cancelled. We will see you in Santa Barbara Nov 8-11th. Stay safe! For any questions, contact




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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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