“Surviving COVID-19” Free Virtual Seminar

Presented by the WFEA Southwest Washington Chapter 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sally Fisher,

City of Vancouver

Phil Megenhardt,

Boldhat Productions

Jon Stone


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Washington Festivals and Events Association


Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM           

Welcome and Introductions

Sally Fisher, WFEA Board of Directors, City of Vancouver

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

The Show Must Will Go On

The producer of the Fremont Fair, Kirkland Uncorked, and several other events takes a ddeep dive into what event organizers should be considering and possibly including in their events once the crisis is behind us.

Phil Megenhardt, Boldhat Productions

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 PM – 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


Phil Megenhardt, President & Creative Director, Boldhat Productions

Phil is a creative event director with vast experience in event production and a passion for community building, brand activations, and flawless event execution.

Phil founded Bold Hat Productions in 1997 on the roots of over 20 years of sales, marketing, and business development experience.

As President and Creative Director of Bold Hat, Phil has created several signature Puget Sound area events, including nationally recognized Fremont Oktoberfest and Kirkland Uncorked, in addition to many corporate and municipal celebrations.

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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