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    • March 05, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Field Arts and Events Center
    Register
    A WFEA North Olympic Peninsula Chapter Seminar

    Future Grant Opportunities, Event Safety and Working with the City and County

    Tuesday, March 5
    11:00 - 1:30 PM
    Field Arts & Events Center



    11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

    Event Safety and Security: Planning for and Managing the Unexpected at Your Event

    This session will examine and guide the event organizer on the best practices and contingencies encountered to provide for an expected level of safety and security at an event. Led by the state’s expert on event safety, this session will also cover Active Shooter Preparedness and crowd management training.


    Frank Sebastian, Emergency Management Group



    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Funding Opportunities Available for Festival and Event Organizers

    Learn about future grants from the state’s leading expert on grants for festivals and events. We will cover funding opportunities from the Washington State Arts Commission, State of Washington Tourism and other funding sources for events of all sizes.


    Wendy Tyner, Tyner and Associates

    Bruce Skinner, Washington Festivals and Events Association



    12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

    Working With the City/County

    This will be an open forum discussion on any issue, including the application and distribution of Port Angeles LTAC revenues.


    Marc Abshire, Port Angeles Chamber

    Ben Braudrick, City of Port Angeles

    Randy Johnson, Clallam County Commissioner



    This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.


    • March 12, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Jundt Lounge, Gonzaga University
    Register
    A WFEA Greater Spokane Chapter Seminar

    Learn About Funding for Your Event, Alcohol Regulations and How to Keep Your Event Safe

    Tuesday, March 12
    Jundt Lounge, Gonzaga University
    10:00 - 1:00 PM



    10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

    Sponsorship and Funding Opportunities Available for Festival and Event Organizers

    Sponsorship is often the leading source of revenues for events, learn how to increase your bottom line from the author of the book, Event Sponsorship, and from someone who sells over 400 sponsorships on the Olympic Peninsula. Also, learn about future grants that will be available for festival and event organizers in the State of Washington. We will cover funding opportunities from the Washington State Arts Commission, and other funding sources for events of all sizes.


    Amy Lindsey, Riverfront Spokane

    Bruce Skinner, Washington Festivals and Events Association



    10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

    Keeping Your Event Safe

    This is one of the biggest issues facing event organizers today. WFEA and the WFEA Greater Spokane Chapter is pleased to offer this seminar presented by the Washington State Fusion Center that will provide information and resources on how to recognize and prevent terrorism and criminal activity using a 16 step process. It will also provide the basic tools necessary for reporting while preserving civil rights and civil liberty by the U.S. Constitution.

    This WSFC Community Awareness Program (CAP) is especially designed for special event organizers, volunteer coordinators and event security managers throughout the state.

    This course is an interactive one taught by members from the public safety community. Course topics will provide information to assist with recognizing suspicious activity and how to report that activity to local law enforcement.


    Juli Brown, Washington State Fusion Center



    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    Tips for Selling Alcohol Legally and Safely at Events 

    Here’s what festival and event organizers should know about this very important subject. The WSLCB Licensing and Enforcement divisions will educate you on how to have safe and legal events with alcohol. They will cover all types of licensing permits, ways to obtain and sell alcohol, and relationships with alcohol industry members at events.


    Beth Lehmann, Washington State Liquor Control Board



    This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.


    • March 13, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Yakima Valley Sundome, State Fair Room, 2nd Level
    Register
    A WFEA Central Washington Chapter Seminar

    Learn About Future Grant Opportunities and How to Keep Your Event Safe and Sustainable


    Wednesday, March 13
    11:00 - 1:30 PM
    Yakima Valley Sundome, State Fair Room, 2nd Level



    11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

    Sponsorship and Funding Opportunities Available for Festival and Event Organizers

    Sponsorship is often the leading source of revenues for events, learn how to increase your bottom line from the author of the book, Event Sponsorship, and from someone who sells over 400 sponsorships on the Olympic Peninsula. Also, learn about future grants that will be available for festival and event organizers in the State of Washington. We will cover funding opportunities from the Washington State Arts Commission, and other funding sources for events of all sizes.


    Bruce Skinner, Washington Festivals and Events Association



    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Keeping Your Event Safe

    This is one of the biggest issues facing event organizers today. WFEA and the WFEA Central Washington Chapter is pleased to offer this seminar presented by the Washington State Fusion Center that will provide information and resources on how to recognize and prevent terrorism and criminal activity using a 16 step process. It will also provide the basic tools necessary for reporting while preserving civil rights and civil liberty by the U.S. Constitution.

    This WSFC Community Awareness Program (CAP) is especially designed for special event organizers, volunteer coordinators and event security managers throughout the state.

    This course is an interactive one taught by members from the public safety community. Course topics will provide information to assist with recognizing suspicious activity and how to report that activity to local law enforcement.


    Juli Brown, Washington State Fusion Center



    12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

    Event Sustainability – How Can We Take Small Green Steps One at a Time

    In this session we will go through cause and effects of climate change, and then examine what we can do one step at a time to change the world through our event industry.


    Eddie Redman, Grand Event Rentals, Bothell



    This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.


    • March 14, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Hotel Leo, Bellingham
    Register
    A WFEA North Puget Sound Chapter Seminar

    Learn About Grant Opportunities, How to Work With Your City and County Governments, and Event Sustainability

    Thursday, March 14
    Hotel Leo, Bellingham

    10:00 AM - 12:45 PM



    10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

    Sponsorship and Funding Opportunities Available for Festival and Event Organizers

    Sponsorship is often the leading source of revenues for events, learn how to increase your bottom line from the author of the book, Event Sponsorship, and from someone who sells over 400 sponsorships on the Olympic Peninsula. Also, learn about future grants that will be available for festival and event organizers in the State of Washington. We will cover funding opportunities from the Washington State Arts Commission, and other funding sources for events of all sizes.


    Bruce Skinner, Washington Festivals and Events Association



    11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

    Keeping Your Event Safe

    This will be an open forum discussion between festival and event organizers and city and county officials – learn about permitting, LTAC revenues, and any other issue that you want to cover.


    Lindsey Gerhard, Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism

    Tara Sundin, City of Bellingham

    Tara Mizell, City of Marysville

    Gail Frost, Marysville Strawberry Festival



    12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

    Event Sustainability – How Can We Take Small Green Steps One at a Time

    In this session we will go through cause and effects of climate change, and then examine what we can do one step at a time to change the world through our event industry.


    Eddie Redman, Grand Event Rentals, Bothell



    This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.


    • March 19, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Clark County Fairgrounds
    Register
    A WFEA Southwest Washington Chapter Seminar

    Learn About Future Grant Opportunities, Liquor Regulations and How to Work With Your City and County

    Tuesday, March 19
    Clark County Fairgrounds
    11:00 AM - 1:30 PM



    11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

    Searching for Grants

    Learn about future grants for festivals and events. We will cover funding opportunities from the Washington State Arts Commission, State of Washington Tourism and other funding sources for events of all sizes.

    Bruce Skinner, Washington Festivals and Events Association



    11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    How to Work With Your Local Government: Permits, Health and Other Vital Issues

    Sean Donovan of the City of Vancouver will lead a panel discussion of city and county representatives. This will include an open forum where you can ask any question!

    Sean Donovan, City of Vancouver

    Dave Petersen, Clark County Health Department

    City of Vancouver representatives



    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    Tips for Selling Alcohol Legally and Safely at Events

    Here’s what festival and event organizers should know about this very important subject. The WSLCB Licensing and Enforcement divisions will educate you on how to have safe and legal events with alcohol. They will cover all types of licensing permits, ways to obtain and sell alcohol, and relationships with alcohol industry members at events.

    Beth Lehmann, Washington State Liquor Control Board



    This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.


    • March 27, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Courthouse Square, Tacoma
    Register
    A WFEA Greater Tacoma Chapter Seminar

    Learn About Future Funding and Marketing Opportunities and How to Keep Your Event Safe

    Tuesday, March 27
    Courthouse Square Tacoma
    10:00 AM - 12:45 PM



    10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

    Searching for Grants

    Learn about future grants from the state’s leading expert on grants for festivals and events, as well as from city and county representatives that issue grants. We will cover funding opportunities from the Washington State Arts Commission, State of Washington Tourism and other funding sources for events of all sizes.


    Wendy Tyner, Tyner and Associates

    Bruce Skinner, Washington Festivals and Events Association

    Mike Gommi, Pierce County

    Ashley Young, City of Tacoma



    10:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

    Keeping Your Event Safe

    This is one of the biggest issues facing event organizers today. WFEA and the WFEA Greater Tacoma Chapter is pleased to offer this seminar presented by the Washington State Fusion Center that will provide information and resources on how to recognize and prevent terrorism and criminal activity using a 16 step process. It will also provide the basic tools necessary for reporting while preserving civil rights and civil liberty by the U.S. Constitution.

    This WSFC Community Awareness Program (CAP) is especially designed for special event organizers, volunteer coordinators and event security managers throughout the state.

    This course is an interactive one taught by members from the public safety community. Course topics will provide information to assist with recognizing suspicious activity and how to report that activity to local law enforcement.


    Juli Brown, Washington State Fusion Center



    11:45 – 12:45 p.m.

    How to Increase Your Sponsorship Revenues

    Sponsorship is often the leading source of revenues for events -- learn how to increase your bottom line from the author of the book, Event Sponsorship, and from one of the top sponsorship experts in the state, Cari Dixon of the Washington State Fair.


    Bruce Skinner, Washington Festivals and Events Association

    Cari Dixon, Washington State Fair



    This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.


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