“Surviving COVID-19” Free Virtual Seminar

Presented by the WFEA Southeast Washington Chapter 

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Heather Breymeyer, Three Rivers Convention Center

Britnee Christen,

National Lentil Festival

Jon Stone

Gigs4U

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This seminar is sponsored by the

Washington Festivals and Events Association

EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM           

Welcome and Introductions

Heather Breymeyer, WFEA Board of Directors, Three Rivers Convention Center


11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Event Survival During COVID

The current crisis has led some organizations to take on the challenge of engaging and potentially expanding their audiences in noteworthy and exciting ways. Learn what you should be thinking about during these unprecedented times.

Britnee ChristenConsultant, BMC Creative


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Reforecasting Reality

It is rapidly becoming apparent that we are going to be a brand new industry with brand new organizations on the back side of the pandemic. Now is the time for hard conversations with ourselves so that we can best position for the future. 

Jon Stone, Gigs4U


12:45 – 1:00 PM

Formation of WFEA Southeast Washington Chapter

Announcement of Formation of the WFEA Southeast Washington Chapter.

Also, feel free to discuss your current event situation or ask any question of our panelists.

Led by Bruce Skinner, Executive Director, Washington Festivals and Events Association


SPEAKER BIOS


Heather Breymeyer, WFEA Board of Directors, Three Rivers Convention Center

Heather Breymeyer Director of sales at the Three Rivers Convention Center , event designer, event promoter at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, creating events for the our local community and guiding clients to through the planning of conventions, weddings. I specialize in “organized chaos”. I have enjoyed all the aspects of my career,  from being  in the trenches of off site catering , to huge corporate events, and my “ favorite public festivals”!  Things I have learned along the way, “expect change”, and “worry is a useless emotion.” I enjoy traveling, a good netflex binge and gardening. I am married to my best friend for 24 years, we have two college age children. I also have three Dachshunds to wrangle.


Britnee ChristenConsultant, BMC Creative

Britnee Christen is the former Director of the National Lentil Festival and former Director of Tourism for the Pullman Chamber & Visitor Center.  Britnee has been involved in the events industry for 10 years and brings experiences with cross-collaboration between non-profits, municipalities and higher education entities.  She has worked for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, coordinated events for the LeMay Family Collection- home to the world’s largest collection of vintage and collector automobiles, and has helped produce events across the Pacific Northwest.  Recently she has embarked on a new journey with the creation of her own business- BMC Creative.  Her business focuses on large and small-scale event planning/logistics, brand development, public relations and marketing.


Jon Stone, Gigs4U

Jon Stone is a Seattle-based arts and cultural leader, festival producer and civic place-making consultant.


For decades he has played key roles in the creation and execution of iconic concert, festival and theater experiences as well as educational, awareness building and business development programs for youth and emerging communities.


Jon's consulting practice specializes in start-up, new lines of business and organizational turnaround work.


Bruce Skinner, Executive Director, WFEA

Bruce Skinner was one of a handful of people who started selling festival and event sponsorship in the mid-80’s, and is a highly regarded consultant to business and the special events industry with vast experience. He currently is the Executive Director of the Washington Festivals and Events Association, after serving as the Chief Revenue Officer for the College Football National Championship Game held in Phoenix in January of 2016.


He is the author of the book, The Complete Guide to Selling Event Sponsorship, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., of New York, and is the founder or co-founder of five Rock n Roll marathons in Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, San Antonio and Nice, France.

He served as the executive director of the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona, (1980-1990) and President of the International Festivals and Events Association (1990-2001). He also has served as the Executive Director of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation in Port Angeles – Sequim.

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Contact

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Washington Festivals & Events Association
Mailing Address
1015 Georgiana Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
360.441.7190 
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