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Institute Summit

The 2017 Institute of Fair Management Summit will be held May 10-12 in Sacramento, CA. Attendance at this event is limited to enrollees (current or past) of the Institute.

2017 Summit Courses:

  • #110 Health & Safety Basics
  • #132 Carnival Midway
  • #134 Commercial Exhibits
  • #202 Financial Management II
  • #233 Entertainment II

Registration ($350) includes all meals noted below and group bus transportation to the Dixon-May County Fair. Room reservation information for the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza –Sacramento ($139 per night) will be provided to all enrollees via registration confirmation email. Room reservation and registration deadline is April 7, 2017.

Note: The last day to cancel registration with a 100% refund is May 1. Cancellations after May 1 and before May 6 will receive 50% refund. After May 5 no refunds will be made. If you need to cancel, please do not forget to also cancel your hotel room. After a reservation has been made guests can cancel their reservation 24 hours prior to the check in date without a charge

About: The 2017 IFM Summit will be held in the heart of Old Sacramento. The Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena (Capitol Plaza) is also located near a new development “Doco Sacramento.” You will be able to enjoy both of these hot spots as they are only a block away.

Transportation to and from the airport:

  • Super Shuttle it is $18.00 one way
  • Taxi Cabs run about $25.00 to $30.00 one way
  • Uber is about $12.00 to $25.00 one way

Meals: Attendees will be treated to California cuisine on Wednesday May 10 – Dinner; Tuesday, May 11 - breakfast and lunch (dinner on your own at the Dixon-May County Fair); Wednesday, May 12 – breakfast.

General Summit Info: Each year the Institute of Fair Management holds The Summit--an intensive learning event just for Institute enrollees – no guests or spouses. Only current or graduate enrollees may attend. At The Summit, 5 or 6 required Institute courses will be offered and enrollees will have time to network with each other – a key element of the program. The location and dates of The Summit change each year. An enrollee must attend at least two Summits in order to graduate.



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


"Being in the Fair industry for only 7 years, this gave me the opportunity to network with fairs from Florida to Alaska! The structure of the Summit was perfect. It was extremely well organized with speakers, timeliness of the sessions and I could go on!"

Susan Szymanski, Erie County Fair, Hamburg, New York

"I couldn't have imagined the networking opportunities!!! The thought that went into the seating arrangements was awesome. My networking even carried over to the airport, as 10 of us sat at the same gate waiting for our connection. I though it far exceeded my expectations. Thank you."

Jackie Cammarano, Erie County Fair, Hamburg, New York

"The Summit was more than I had anticipated. A great deal of information was shared within those few days. And, there was a lot fun and laughter while networking and getting to know one another."

Carol Schumann, Goodhue County Fair