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What Festivals Can Learn from Sporting and Corporate Event Producers

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Yes, corporate events and sporting events generally have huge budgets. Yes, both also have built in audiences. Yes, they can activate at a larger scale. But there are hacks and takeaways for the festival industry to learn from these producers. And we can’t wait to share them!

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Eliote Durham

Owner, BD+20
You might not recognize Eliote Durham's name. What you will recognize are the many large-scale events she has produced, coordinated, orchestrated, and executed: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Bay to Breakers, BottleRock, Frameline Film Festival, and the Nike Women's Marathon, to name... Read More →

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Michael Bleau

CEO, Event Hub
As Co-founder and CEO of Event Hub (formerly Events Locker), an industry leading exhibitor management platform, Michael works with hundreds of festivals and expos nationwide. Prior to this, Michael accumulated over a decade of experience as an event sponsorship and festival producer. Before coming over to the live... Read More →
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Lacy Maxwell

Founder & CEO, Lacy Maxwell Productions
Lacy founded Lacy Maxwell Productions in 2004, after successful stints working with the legendary Bill Graham Productions, widely known as the 'Best in the Music Production Business' and at Clear Channel Entertainment. Both roles provided the foundation for massive expertise in entertainment... Read More →
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Christie Ward

Executive Producer
I started in this business as an performer and soon found out that I’d rather work harder for less money and ended up much more employable in production.  I am fortunate to enjoy much variety in my work.  From the high-profile, stress-inducing corporate concerts, to touring with... Read More →
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Kim Murphy

Director of the Special Events and Community Relations, UCSF
Kim is the Director of the Special Events and Community Relations for the past 7 years. In her role she oversees the development and execution of a complex calendar of events to promote UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco's fundraising and friend-raising... Read More →
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Kyle Meyers

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Silverback
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Silverback, brings 15 years of race and event management experience, with a proven background in business development, strategic planning and project management. He began as a production assistant for Lakeshore Athletic Services and quickly... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
The Lodge at the Regency Center 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109