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Finding Relief and Building Resilience: Virtual Conference

  • March 24, 2020
  • March 25, 2020


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Virtual Conference to Address COVID-19 Impact on Events

March 24-25, 2020

Registrants will be sent a link to a private FaceBook Group to access live webinars. Presentations will occur via Facebook on March 24, 12:30pm – 5:30pm and March 25, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday, March 24

How Do Events Survive Until 2021?

12:30-1:45 PM

Eric Corning, Seafair; David Doxtater, The Workshop; Tom Anderson, AndEvents; Shelly Tolo, Tolo Events; Melissa Jurcan, Agency M/Compass Group

Financial Crisis Management

2:00-3:00 PM

Susan Den, S Den Services; Jon Stone, CEA Partners

An Update on Event Public Health and Safety Issues

3:15-4:15 PM

Kate Becker, Creative Economy Strategist at King County Executive’s Office;

Chris Swenson, Office of Seattle Special Events

Crisis Communications

4:30-5:30 PM

Kate Becker, Creative Economy Strategist at King County Executive’s Office; Andy Fife, King County Executive’s Office; John Thorburn, Bold Hat Productions

Wednesday, March 25

Going Viral for Real…How to Make Clear and Thoughtful Decisions Going Forward

8:00-9:00 AM

Ken Deans, KD Production Services, LLC

Working With Sponsors in the Wake of COVID-19

9:15-10:15 AM

Paula Beadle, Caravel Marketing

Tabletop Discussion: Practicing a Crisis Emergency Plan

10:30-11:30 AM

Frank Sebastian, Emergency Management Group-WA

John Thorburn, Bold Hat Productions; Jared Loranger, FizzEvents NW; Robin Kelley, FISH; Victoria Jones, North Olympic Discovery Marathon; Peggy Doering, Valleyfest; Julie Ann Clifton; Seattle Center

Question and Answer Session

11:45 AM -1:00 PM

Moderator: Beth Knox, Knox Executive Productions

David Doxtater, The Workshop; Eric Corning, Seafair; Shelly Tolo, Tolo Events; Frank Sebastian, Emergency Management Group-WA; Paula Beadle, Caravel Marketing; Susan Den, Sden Services; Jon Stone, CEA Partners; Tom Anderson, AndEvents; John Thorburn, Bold Hat Productions; Melissa Jurcan, Agency M/Compass Group


Bruce Skinner, Executive Director
Washington Festivals & Events Association
Mailing Address
1015 Georgiana Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Membership Rates

We offer 3 different membership rate levels. For students, individuals and organizations - each based on annual budget.

$95 / $125 / $195

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