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Management Conference

Thank You to the Management Conference Sponsors

Coca-Cola Company etix Haas & Wilkerson Insurance OC Fair & Event Center

Management Conference – Leading Change

This conference will be all about becoming a better leader for your fair. The General Sessions will start at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Do not be late, this fun and interactive session will include chocolate and wine.

Sunday will be all about Leading Change and being the leader your fair needs. In between we will have some Management Solution Sessions and Innovative Discussions.

Register today for the must attend event for Fair Management Staff.

Regular registration prices are $425 now until April 1. Beginning April 2 the registration will be $465.

Designed for upper level management staff, this program is only open to fair members.

The 2019 Management Conference will be held May 3-5 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif. Room cost is $169 per night. It will be hosted by the OC Fair. The airport nearest to the hotel is SNA (John Wayne, Orange County).

The 2020 Management Conference will be held in St. Louis, Mo., and hosted by the Washington Town & Country Fair.

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Interested in attending? Here's what past attendees have said...

This conference was SO rich in content. Every session took the information far beyond my knowledge base…it was not just complaining about too many festivals, it was learning from them. It was not just “you should use social media”, it was the deepest dive into how to use it well that I’ve ever been a part of. More so than ever before, I felt like I was learning brand new information, especially with the emergency preparedness info. I felt completely inadequate and loved it.

Mallory S Hines
Managing Director of Entertainment & Exhibits
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

This was the first time I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Management Conference and it was an excellent experience! The seminars were extremely relevant and informative, the food was great and the live Emergency Planning Simulation was awesome. Who doesn’t love a real life tornado drill? Another great job IAFE staff!

Andrew K Kroening
Dubuque County Fair