Conference Agenda

Sunday, February 25

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Board Meeting

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dine Around

Monday, February 26

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration

9:00 am - 10:15 pm Welcome & Opening Session Speaker, Kevin Triplett, Commissioner of TN Tourist Development

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Round Table Discussions: Sponsorships, Kid Zones, Best & Worst Moments, 5Ks, Food Festivals, Booking Entertainment

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Lunch in Trade Show

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Keynote Speaker, Phil Bruno, Treat’em Right

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Vendor Showcase (Each vendor gives their elevator speech to the general session)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Breakout sessions:

Creating a Winning Kid Zone, David Belote, TN Soybean Festival, Kaleidoscope Award Winner for Best Children's Programming last two years 

Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival, Gloria Christy

Creating a Positive Customer Experience, Phil Bruno, Treat’em Right, Vendor focused

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Kaleidoscope Awards Banquet

9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, February 27

8:00 am - 12:00 noon Registration

8:30 am - 9:30 am General Session, Program Development, Execution & Evaluation, Erika Burnett

9:30 am - 10:30 am Breakout sessions:

Networking Non-negotiables, Erika Burnett

No More Excuses! The Easy and Best Way to Measure and Merchandise Your Festival, Greg Fuson, Chandler Thinks

Effective Communication, Ann Savarse

10:30 am - 11:30 am Trade Show

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Breakout sessions (Repeat of the earlier sessions)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Spotlight - Tell Us Your Story: TN Renaissance Festival Founder, Mike Freeman

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Special Event Security, Adrian Valk, Federal Bureau of  Investigation

3:30 - 5:00 pm Q & A with Kaleidoscope winners (Panel discussion)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Newcomers Reception

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Evening Event with musical showcase, The Grove, Batey Farm

9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, February 28

8:00 am - 11:00 am Behind the Scenes: Visit to the TN Renaissance Festival grounds and Castle Gwynn


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