Join hundreds of other organisers at the 30th annual Association of Festival Organisers Conference.
From Friday evening to late lunch on Sunday, the session rooms and stages are buzzing with headline speakers, presentations, discussions, 'how to do that' sessions and panel debates. There are numerous opportunities to share your knowledge and experience with others.
Expect lively discussions, new ideas, money-saving tips, great networking, interactive presentations and in-depth one2ones.
Open to all in the industry: our delegates are an exciting mix of volunteer and professional festival and event organisers, bringing together teams that have been running for generations with first time organisers, new suppliers with familiar names, programmers and marketing specialists.
Whatever your role or interest in festivals or events, if you are dedicated to learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the scene, you'll find plenty of common ground at AFO Conference.
These are Keynotes Speeches, Case Studies, One2Ones with La Playa Insurance Services – check out the AFO special rates for comprehensive cover year round - Jon Payne from LSL Solicitors will join us to advise on licensing and legal issues. Keep an eye on the website for confirmed speakers and subjects as they happen.
And you can enjoy some of the best new music with Friday AND Saturday Showcases.
A whole host of industry professionals and lead suppliers together in one space at one Conference. What they have said…
'The most useful trade event I have attended all year. Focused, informative, well organised and enjoyable. What more can you ask for?’ - Midnight Mango
'The AFO Conference is an event you should attend if you are serious about running a festival’ - Regent Music
'A weekend to get right into the mind-set of running a festival’ - Blokefest
'I first did the AFO (Conference) in 1994! . . . and I still learn something new every year. I’ll vow to stop when I know it all (i.e. never)’ - James Shepard, Larmer Tree Festival Director
'A friendly welcoming networking opportunity’ - Wild Rumpus
Book your Delegate Pass now at www.festivalorganisers.org
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The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) is a membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene.
Created in 1987 with a small gathering of people working in the community festival business, it now has hundreds of members who exchange ideas and support one another to help develop our sector.
If you have anything to do with festivals, yes anything, you should join AFO.
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