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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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The Lowdown

FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th!

Use this code : Bruno20 when registering

Santa Barbara, CA | November 14-16


Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103


The Panels...




FestForums offers panels that cover important and current topics like ticketing, safety, sponsorships, and cannabis.



FestForums also offers 20-20's: our own version of TedTalks! Listen to experts share their experiences with topics like camping festivals, marketing and re-targeting, and shaking up the status quo.


This year FestForums features two amazing keynotes  Harry Shearer (interviewed by Christopher Guest) & Hope Hall, Obama’s official videographer.









Click here to see the full schedule






The Parties...




Opening party:
Wednesday 4-7 PM
Due Lune Cucina, Santa Barbara
After Party
Friday 8:30-11 PM
Lost Cord, Solvang
(shuttle available)
Space is limited for both parties. RSVP to





Cocktail parties
A FestForums staple, join us every evening in the Exhibit Hall for an evening of networking and fun! - Sponsored by Vendini & Sierra Nevada Brewing Company


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Who’s Got Talent Show:
Karaoke & Beyond
Join us on Thursday at 9 PM for a night of entertainment and talent provided by YOU! - hosted by TOURtech

Contact for information.


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Hospitality Suite
Want to wind down with new friends and colleagues? Join us in the Hospitality suite for craft cocktails, beer and wine - sponsored by Dented Brick.


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Join us as we celebrate women and their accomplishments everywhere during Year Of The Women Lunch on Thursday - sponsored by TicketForce.
Lunch is also available on Friday from 1 to 2 PM - sponsored by Feathr.


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The Best of the Fests




The annual highlight of FestForums is our Best of the Fest where we celebrate the winners of the nine festivals that have been voted Best of the Fest by our Advisory Board.



Then join us in toasting the artists that make it possible. This year’s Lifetime Achievement winners include Harry Shearer, Dennis Quaid and Michael McDonald with music to follow by Michael, Dishwalla and more!


Most importantly, we celebrate our FestForums Woman of the Year Maureen Ford, (President, National & Festival Sales, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship).



Click here to nominate your festival




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