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Upcoming MNFEA Events

    • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Landmark Center Ramsey Room, 75 W 5th St, St Paul
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    April 20 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm | REGISTER HERE

    MNFEA Conference Deep Dive: Pivots and COVID-19 Planning

    We pack a lot into our two day Conference and there’s always a topic or session everyone wants to hear more about. Join us on April 20th for a deep dive into one of the 2021 MNFEA Conference’s hottest topic of Pivots and COVID-19 Preparedness Planning. Bring your laptop and we will help you develop a plan in real time.

    This is also a great opportunity for you to get involved in the 2022 Conference planning.

    Presenters:
    Deb Schaber, Executive Director, St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation
    Meghan Gustafson, Director of Events & Programs, mpls downtown council
    Steve Madson, Owner, SRO Productions
    Others to be announced!

    Location:
    Landmark Center - Ramsey Conference Room
    75 W 5th St.
    St Paul, MN 55102


    COVID-19 Preparedness:
    - This event will follow all MN Department of Health Department guidelines
    - Masks required and must be worn appropriately at all times
    - Seating will allow for social distancing
    - All attendees will go through a screening process and temperature check
    - Do not attend if you do not feel well

    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar: Driving Engagement: Leveraging Technology to Expand the Life of Your Event
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    May 4 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm | REGISTER HERE

    Driving Engagement:
    Leveraging Technology to Expand the Life of Your Event

    Join us for lively discussion on lengthening the engagement bell-curve and expanding the definition and measurement of event ROI. At this dynamic, interactive session we will feature a panel of experts to discuss the latest trends in technology and social media to engage with your audience before, during, and well after your event in order to enhance your guest experience and build loyal relationships -- even on a shoestring budget. We'll start the first half of the session with a deep dive with our experts and then open it up to the audience to workshop a couple of real-world examples.

    Presenters:
    Eri O'Diah of 
    Collective.ly Digital
    Michaella Holden of Lucent Blue Events
    Jennifer Gilhoi of SparkTrack Consulting

    Link to join will be sent in pre-event confirmation email. 

    Registration Fees:
    MNFEA Members: complimentary
    Non-Members: $25

    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Hope Village Golf Course

    Golf Tournament – Sponsorship Packages
    New Hope Village Golf Course 
    Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3pm Shotgun

    The below sponsorship packages are designed to shine a light on your brand throughout the annual event as a MNFEA partner. All proceeds support the Minnesota Festival and Event Association, and its continued mission; to support the people who organize Minnesota's festivals and events.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

    Presented by Sponsor - $1,500

    • MNFEA Golf Tournament presented by…. On all advertising
    • Inclusion on MNFEA website, email newsletters & Social media as presenting sponsor.
    • Signage at dinner
    • Mentions during dinner as the sponsor
    • Opportunity to hand out promotional material on each table
    • Opportunity to speak at dinner and help award the prizes
    • 4 dinner tickets included ($120 value)
    • Logo in all golf related email newsletter content
    • Opportunity to provide a promotional coupon or ad in the newsletter
    • Opportunity to include a flyer or promotional item in the goodie bag

    Dinner & Awards Sponsor - $500

    • Signage at dinner
    • Mentions during dinner as the sponsor
    • Opportunity to hand out promotional material on each table
    • Opportunity to speak at dinner and help award the prizes
    • 4 dinner tickets included ($120 value)
    • Logo in all golf related email newsletter content
    • Social media inclusion
    • Opportunity to include a flyer or promotional item in the goodie bag

    Golf Cart Sponsor - $350

    • Signage with your logo on all golf carts
    • Opportunity to say a few words to kick off the event
    • Inclusion the golf page as a sponsor
    • Inclusion on rules sheet placed on each golf cart
    • Opportunity to add “swag” to the golf carts with your company branding

    Hole Sponsor - $250 - (9 Available)

    • Event signage on the hole you sponsor
    • Opportunity to sit on the hole, meet the golfers, and network
    • Inclusion the golf page as a sponsor
    • Inclusion on rules sheet placed on each golf cart
    • Social media mentions
    • Opportunity to include a flyer or promotional item in the goodie bag

    Practice Green Sponsor - $150

    • Event signage on the putting green as the sponsor
    • Opportunity to sit at the putting green, meet the golfers, and network
    • Inclusion the golf page as a sponsor
    • Inclusion on rules sheet placed on each golf cart
    • Opportunity to include a flyer or promotional item in the goodie bag
    • Social media mentions
    • Consider hosting a contest or drawing, where someone can win a prize

    Selfie Station Sponsor - $150

    • A selfie station will be available at before golf and at dinner for golfers to take pictures with their teammates
    • Signage at the selfie station
    • Opportunity to bring props, banners or promotional material that match your branding
    • Inclusion the golf page as a sponsor
    • Post an album of photos on social media after the event.
    • Opportunity to include a flyer or promotional item in the goodie bag

    Goodie Bag Sponsor - $150 + Bags

    • Opportunity to provide the goodie bags (60) with your logo for all golfers
    • Include information inside the goodie bag
    • Inclusion the golf page as a sponsor
    • Social media mentions
    • Inclusion on rules sheet placed on each golf cart

    Goodie Bag inclusion - $50

    • Opportunity to include a flyer or promotional item in the goodie bag

    Best Scoring Groups - $100 or Prize (per group)

    • Men’s Team
    • Women’s Team
    • Mixed Team
    • Consolation prize

    Contest Hole Sponsor - $50 or prize (per contest)

    • Closest to the Pin – Women
    • Closest to the Pin – Men
    • Longest Putt - Women
    • Longest Putt – Men


    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

Past events

Thursday, April 08, 2021 Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2021 MNFEA Conference
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 Behind the Scenes: Saint Paul Winter Carnival Drive-Thru Experience
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 MNFEA Virtual Coffee Break
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 MNFEA Trivia and Holiday Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 WEBINAR: LinkedIn Live Tutorial Session #2
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 WEBINAR: LinkedIn Live Tutorial Session #1
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 MNFEA Member Tour & Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 WEBINAR: Cultural Sensitivity for the Accidentally Insensitive
Thursday, September 10, 2020 MNFEA Members Virtual Coffee Break
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 WEBINAR: Meet the Organizations Working on Advocacy and Safety
Thursday, August 06, 2020 MNFEA Members Virtual Coffee Break
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 WEBINAR: Event Reopening and Safety Planning
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 WEBINAR: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 MNFEA & ILEA Virtual Trivia Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 WEBINAR: State Of The Industry Panel
Thursday, May 21, 2020 WEBINAR: The Future of Sponsorship
Thursday, May 14, 2020 WEBINAR: Keeping Your Brand & Event Alive During The Pandemic
Thursday, May 07, 2020 WEBINAR: Planning Your Run During COVID-19
Thursday, April 23, 2020 WEBINAR: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Minnesota Festival Vendors
Thursday, April 16, 2020 WEBINAR: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Minnesota Festivals
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Global Meetings Industry Day
Thursday, April 09, 2020 Webinar: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Minnesota Festivals
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED: Behind the Scenes: The Fillmore Minneapolis
Friday, March 13, 2020 MNFEA 2020 Conference Sponsorships
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Explore Duluth: A Night on the Town! - Networking Event
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 MNFEA Annual Conference (2020)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 The Mysterious Audio and Video World Revealed
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Tour City Club at Historic Rathskeller Building (Keg & Case)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 The Union Depot Tour & Holiday Cheer
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Festival Art and Activation Panel
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 St. Peter | MNFEA Fall Focus: ADA Accessibility for Festival Settings
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 St. Cloud | MNFEA Fall Focus: ADA Accessibility for Festival Settings
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 MNFEA Fall Focus: ADA Accessibility for Festival Settings
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Behind the Scenes: Allianz Field
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Behind the Scenes: The Armory
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Festival Season Support Group Happy Hour
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Behind the Scenes: Ramsey County Fair
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Coffee Break with Explore Minnesota
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Forklift Operator Training
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 MNFEA 2019 Conference Sponsorships
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 MNFEA Annual Conference (2019)
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Coffee Break and Networking
Thursday, December 06, 2018 Happy Hour, Skating & Networking: Saint Paul Winter Skate
Monday, November 05, 2018 Fall Focus: Event Safety Management: The Checklist
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Fall Focus: Operations Behind the Scenes Tour
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Fall Focus: Saint Paul Venue Crawl
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Behind The Scenes: St. Paul Saints Game & CHS Field Tour
Monday, July 23, 2018 Happy Hour, Headshots & Networking!
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Happy Hour Cruise on the Mississippi
Friday, April 13, 2018 MNFEA 2018 Conference Sponsorships
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 MNFEA Annual Conference (2018)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Happy Hour & Networking - Half Time Rec
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Coffee Break and Networking
Thursday, December 14, 2017 MNFEA Holiday Party at Holidazzle
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 MNFEA Fall Focus - Working with Volunteers
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Coffee Break and Networking
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Happy Hour & Networking - Longfellow Grill
Sunday, July 30, 2017 10,000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Happy Hour & Networking - UpDown Minneapolis
Friday, June 23, 2017 Behind The Scenes: Twin Cities Pride Festival
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Coffee Break, Social Media & Networking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Kick-off Cruise on the Minneapolis Queen
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Coffee Break and Networking
Thursday, March 09, 2017 MNFEA 2017 Conference Sponsorships
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Brainerd Curling Club - Happy Networking, Conference 2017
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 MNFEA Annual Conference (2017)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 MNFEA Panel Discussion: Examining Minneapolis Event Permits, Purposes & Pitfalls
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Behind the Scenes - Great Lakes Coca-Cola, LLC followed by Happy Networking at nearby Lone Oak Grill
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Happy Holiday Networking - MNFEA Holiday Party
Thursday, November 10, 2016 MNFEA Panel Discussion: The Fundamentals of Producing Events in Saint Paul
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Coffee Break and Networking
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Happy Hour & Networking - Betty Danger's Country Club
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Renaissance Festival Preview Party
Thursday, July 07, 2016 Coffee Break and Networking
Thursday, June 30, 2016 Marketing Best Practices Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 Behind the Scenes - Grand Old Days
Thursday, May 05, 2016 "Happy Networking" at Sociable Cider Werks
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Behind the Scenes at Hubbard Broadcasting
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Coffee Break with Minnesota State Arts Board
Thursday, March 10, 2016 MNFEA Annual Conference
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 New Ulm Turner Hall - Happy Hour & Networking
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Happy Hour & Networking - The Loop West End
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Behind-The-Scenes at Winter Carnival
Thursday, January 07, 2016 Coffee Hour hosted by Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Happy Holiday Networking!
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 MNFEA Panel Discussion: The Fundamentals of Producing Events in Minneapolis
Friday, October 23, 2015 Coffee Break! Coffee and Networking
Friday, September 25, 2015 Networking at Cities Wine Tasting
Thursday, August 13, 2015 2015 Renaissance Festival Preview Party
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Behind The Scenes: Basilica Block Party
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Coffee Break! Coffee and Networking
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MNFEA at St. Paul Festival Assoc - May Meeting
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The Freehouse - Happy Hour and Networking!
Thursday, March 05, 2015 MNFEA Annual Conference
Friday, February 13, 2015 Coffee and Networking
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Happy Hour and Networking!
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 MNFEA Holiday Party
Friday, October 24, 2014 Knowing your festival/event: Economic Impact Analysis, evaluation, and changes of the industry "landscape" over time
Friday, September 26, 2014 Behind the Scenes - MN Renaissance Festival
Thursday, August 07, 2014 Behind the Scenes - Irish Fair of Minnesota
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