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MFEA 22nd Annual Convention

 Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI
November 6-9, 2014

 * MFEA presents all of the following Educational Workshops *

* 5 Characteristics to Grow a              * Live Social Media Integration at Events
   Successful Event                     

* 5K Runs- How To’s                            *Maximum Creativity on a Minimum Budget

* (The) Best 25 Ideas for                      *Parades – Start to Finish
   Online Marketing  
* Obtaining Grants with the Michigan *Planning For Next Generation
   Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
*Beyond the Bounce House:                *Board Development 101- Board vs. Bored Basics
   Quality Programming for Kids
*Board PLUS 101– You Board             *Risk Management & Crisis Insurance
   as a Team
*Social Media, Does it Work?              *Concessions Do’s & Don’ts               
   Metrics & Measurement –
   Starter Strategies for Success 
*Conducting a Press Conference –     *Sponsorship: Be a Purple Cow
  Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck   
* Sponsorship Burnout: Packaging    *Disaster Planning
   Partnerships to Increase Revenues
*Earning the Digital Sponsorship        *Updates…Gaming /Food Safety/Serving Alcohol
  Dollar-And Keeping It!-
*Email Marketing + Social Media =      *Entertain the Future of Your Event
  Creates Great Online Synergy
*We Like Art, We Like Cows:                *Volunteers…Recruiting, Retaining, Rewarding
  Reasserting the Culture in
  Agri-culture to Build Thriving
  Rural Communities
*Hack, Tinker, Create – Harness          *Get Your Website Happy Hour
  the Creative Energy for Placemaking
*Tips for Developing an Effective         * Working With Your Municipalities
  Festival Marketing Plan

Welcomes our guest speakers to Michigan


phs_bio_sam_lemheney                                  Donna

Sam Lemheney                                                  Donna Neuwith 
Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia            Fermentation Fest, Wisconsin
Dilling, Mary Ann
                                     Michelle Bergstein


Mary Ann Dilling                                                  Michelle Bergstein
Experimental Aircraft Association, Wisconsin     BeatCreative Marketing, Florida

cassie                                         alta

Cassie Roberts                                              Alta Mosley
Saffire Events, Texas                        National Independent Concessionaires Assoc


MFEA would like to thank our 2014 Convention Sponsors!!

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Become a sponsor click here.


Introduction to Festival and Event Online Class 


MFEA is promoting a new class, “Introduction to Festival and Event Management”.  This is a comprehensive six week class which will help you learn how to set up a successful event. Click for more information…


MFEA also invites college students to participate in the 2014 MFEA Convention scheduled November 6 – 9 at the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites – $60 per full registration (School ID required) Click for more Convention Information