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Tuesday, May 7 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Scaling Up Your Festival

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Our reach exceeds our grasp in all areas of life. Such is the case with events and festivals. How do we break the mold in an ever-crowded space to scale up our attendance and grow? These film, music and food festivals and iconic events have successfully done this and they will share their secrets of success with you.

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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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Gary Gilligan

Executive Director, Mountain Mandarin Festival
Gary Gilligan is the Executive Director of the Mountain Mandarin festival in Auburn, California. Celebrating the Mandarin Orange grown in Placer County. Gary has been a part of this festival for 25 years and has served ad ED for the last 11years. Gary has been part of growing this... Read More →
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Louise Glasgow

CEO + Founder, Chispa Productions
Integral to the conception of Maker Faire, an award-winning festival with a solid cultural impact; in 12 years, this remarkable community gathering has grown internationally to over 48 countries with 220 events that attracted over 1.7 million attendees. Under Louise’s unique leadership... Read More →
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Stephen Gong

Executive Director, Center for Asian American Media
Stephen Gong is the Executive Director of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), a public media and cultural non-profit organization located in San Francisco. His previous positions in the media arts include: Deputy Director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive... Read More →
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Jillian Hansen

Partnership Development Director, The San Francisco Marathon and Berkeley Half Marathon
Jillian serves as the Director of Partnerships for The San Francisco Marathon and Berkeley Half Marathon. She is responsible for sponsorship sales and strategic partnerships of both events as well as overseeing the two-day health and fitness expo that takes places at Fort Mason. The... Read More →
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Jeff Ross

Founder/Director, SF IndieFest
Jeff Ross has produced over 50 film and music festivals since he founded the non-profit arts organization San Francisco IndieFest in 1998. From 1997 to 2001 he was the Operations Manager for the San Francisco International Film Festival. He has a background as a promoter and events... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm
The Lodge at the Regency Center 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109