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2021 Conference Session Recordings


Wednesday, March 24

Keynote Speaker: Fire of Innovation
Mick Lunzer, Championship Juggler, Yo-Yo Enthusiast, The Danger Committee, Innovator Coach

2020: The Year of Transition
Meghan Gustafson, Director of Events & Programs, mpls downtown council; Deb Schaber, President/CEO, Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation; Nathan Bentley, Executive Director, Bentleyville Tour of Lights; Ellaina Henke, General Manager, The Wedding Guys┬«, Inc.

How To Make Fundraising FUN In-Person or Online
Amy Zaroff, Founder / Creative Director, Amy Zaroff Events + Design

2021 Outlook: State Guidelines & Regulations
Daniel Huff, Assistant Commissioner, Health Protection Bureau, Minnesota Department of Health

Proposals That Work
Paula Beadle, CEO, Caravel Marketing, Inc. and Sara Collins, Special Event/Festival Producer, Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Building Memorable Experiences
Matt Kelly, Founder, Street Factory Media

Superspreader Festivals & How to Avoid Them
Steven A. Adelman, Adelman Law Group, PLLC and Vice President, Event Safety Alliance


Thursday, March 25

Uncovering Opportunities to Create Equitable Convenings
Katie Battis-Troyer, Founder / Chief Experiential Curator, Claim Our Space, LLC



Measuring the Economic Impact of Festivals and Events
Brigid Tuck, Senior Economic Impact Analyst and Xinyi Qian, Tourism Specialist at University of Minnesota Extension

Crisis Communication for Festivals & Events
Bruce Hennes, CEO, Hennes Communications


Insurance Planning: Are you covered?
Bruce A. Smiley-Kaliff, Managing General Agent and Senior Underwriter, Bruce A. Smiley-Kaliff, Managing General Agent and Senior Underwriter, Kaliff InsuranceKaliff Insurance








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