2023 SFEA Annual Conference: Live Your Fest Life, Best Life - Eventeny

2023 SFEA Annual Conference: Live Your Fest Life, Best Life

event Feb 19 7:00 pm - Feb 22 10:30 am
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9800 Queensway Blvd,, Myrtle Beach,, South Carolina 29572, United States
Hosted by Southeast Festivals & Events Association

Feb 19 7:00 pm - Feb 22 10:30 am
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9800 Queensway Blvd,, Myrtle Beach,, South Carolina 29572, United States

Come join us in Myrtle Beach, SC, for Live Your Fest Life, Best Life – 2+ days of education, networking, and idea sharing, with a healthy dose of music, fun, and memories thrown in! We're excited to announce our keynote by Rachel Cooke of Lead Above Noise (https://www.leadabovenoise.com/) - Leading Through Uncertainty and Change. This year, our educational sessions are graded by track level, so we can make sure to have educational offerings for all experience levels in our industry. Whether you're brand new or an old pro, we'll have something designed with your skills and needs in mind. So check out the different educational levels and find what fits for you! We'll also have: *15+ hours of pure educational content *3+ hours of artist showcase presentations *4 hours of dedicated tradeshow time *15+ hours of socials and networking time *The Kaleidoscope Awards Gala *Discounts on local experiences for your time in Myrtle Beach outside of the conference (so come early or stay a little longer!) Vendors - make sure to apply through the Exhibitor section (don't buy just a regular ticket)! General attendees can just purchase the ticket appropriate to their situation. And announcing, for the first time - SINGLE DAY ATTENDANCE TICKETS! Hotel reservations link: https://book.passkey.com/go/SFEAANNUALCONFERENCE2023 Want to join SFEA and get member pricing to attend our conference? Do it here! https://southeastfestivals.org/join-sfea/

Rachel Cooke, Lead Above Noise
Rachel Cooke is the founder of Lead Above Noise, a company born from a belief that work should simply work better. We enter the workforce, fueled by newness and enthusiasm and hope, and somewhere down the line, we hit a roadblock. Well-meaning leaders unintentionally, but routinely, stifle debate and innovation, and team members grow weary and lost. But complex problems don’t always... + More
Danielle Hernandez, Event Safety Alliance
For more than 25 years, Danielle Hernandez has enjoyed working in many aspects of the live events industry. She is the Director of McAlister Auditorium, a 1900 seat proscenium performance space at Furman University in Greenville, SC. At Furman, she is responsible for ensuring a safe environment for staff, performers and patrons ranging from young children to senior citizens. Throughout her... + More
Julie Beck, NCAF&E
The North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events is a 501(c)(3) organization and serves as a year-round forum for Festival and Event coordinators, key volunteers, and vendors to the industry.
Kurt Faustin, The Dropout Academy
Kurt Faustin is a father, entrepreneur, and success strategist that is bridging the gap between wellness and performance by focusing on emotional intelligence and mental health. He has worked with outlets from Harvard University, Chase Bank, Boston Pre-Release Prison, City of Boston, and was a writer for HuffPost and Forbes’s website. He was recently selected by the city of... + More
Spencer Ingle, Eventeny
Spencer Ingle is a Software Sales Specialist at Eventeny and a Charlotte native. He has spent the last 5+ years in sales and event management, with a focus on growth and customer relations. Outside of work, Spencer spends most of his time golfing, hunting, fishing, or with his wife and two dogs.
Michael Bleau, EventHub
As Co-founder and CEO of EventHub, Michael works with hundreds of the largest festivals, fairs, marathons, and sports properties across the US and Canada. EventHub is a two-fold platform, with a marketplace that matches upwards of 50,000 buyers with event sponsorship and booth opportunities, and a tool-suite that streamlines sponsor and vendor management. He has led dozens of keynotes and... + More
Greg Fuson, ChandlerThinks
Greg has been helping clients understand their market through research for more than 25 years. He has managed studies for a number of national brands including Coca Cola, Starbucks, Walgreens, Lowes, Cisco Systems and the County Music Association just to name a few. His true passion however, is in travel and tourism including festivals and events. Greg has managed studies for over 160+... + More
Kristin Edwards - Director of Special Events, City of Winder (GA)
Kristin Edwards is a seven-time SFEA Kaleidoscope Award winner from her tenure at the City of Duluth to include Event Director of the Year in 2021 and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion award in 2022. Edwards took a short break from festival planning to complete her Master’s in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University while planning networking events for the Gwinnett... + More
Haley Tinkle, Downtown Vision Jacksonville
Haley Tinkle is an award-winning, event planning expert with nearly a decade of experience. Tinkle is the Director of Events at Downtown Vision Inc.: the business improvement district in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. She has grown her department with three core events: First Wednesday Art Walk, Third Thursday Sip & Stroll, and Jax River Jams, two fundraisers, the #DTJax Awards and the... + More
Wright Tilley, Explore Boone / Watauga County Tourism Development
Wright Tilley is the Executive Director of the Boone & Watauga County Tourism Development Authorities. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Hospitality Management program at Appalachian State University. Wright has more than 32 years of work experience in the tourism and festival & events industries. He previously worked for the Macon GA International Cherry Blossom Festival, the... + More
Bill Frey, Illuminating Design
Illuminating Design started in 2004 and has established itself as an industry leading in artistic lighting working on many of the large lighting displays around the southeast. They have worked on many of the largest holiday displays in the southeast as well as are a leader in the projection mapping industry. Creating what has not been seen before is where Illuminating Design thrives. The... + More
William Hamilton, Hamilton Creative Solutions
Cool as a cucumber, tactfully aware, and creatively poised; Co-owner of Hamilton Creative, William Hamilton considers himself a problem solver in creative marketing outreach. William’s diverse background and skill set brings a unique approach to interpersonal relationship building between clients and their target audience, and his company’s ability to offer a highly collaborative... + More
Evan Goetz, Tybee Post Theater
Evan Goetz serves at the Executive Director of the historic Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island, GA. The Tybee Post Theater is a presenting venue that hosts over 150 events per year. Events include first-run movies, concerts, theater, comedy, and dance. Evan has held previous positions at the City of Rock Hill (Arts Marketing Manager), Blumenthal Performing Arts (Broadway Marketing Manager), and... + More
Showcase Dinner at Crooked Hammock Brewery
Join us for a night of live entertainment, a photo booth, delicious food, games, and networking.
Thank you to our sponsors!!!
Diamond: Classic Tents & Events Shatterproof Media Royal Restrooms Illuminating Design RCS Productions Gold: Magnolia Displays Silver: Eventeny PT Productions 360 Festivals Bronze: AMI Graphics K2 Creative
Promo items discount from K2 Creative!
If you are attending the SFEA Conference and are bringing swag, make sure you check K2 Creative's offerings before you order. They are giving SFEA 2023 Conference attendees the following discount: • Promo products: Free 1 color setup on new orders • Banner: $90 6’ x 3’ full color banner w/ hem and grommets • Business cards full color/2-stuffed: 1000 for... + More

General Attendance

Price: $0-575
Member (Non-Exhibitor) Registration
$475.00 / each
Non-Member (Non-Exhibitor) Registration
$575.00 / each
Single Day Member Registration
$237.50 / each
Single Day Non-Member Registration
$287.50 / each
Payment by check (Non-Exhibitor) Registration


Member Exhibitor Application

10 shops
Partnership or Sponsor Exhibitor Application

10 shops


All times in (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation 9800 Queensway Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 Crooked Hammock Brewery 4924 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Hosted by Southeast Festivals & Events Association

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The Southeast Festivals & Events Association (SFEA) is a 501 (c) 6 membership-based organization. Composed of festival and event planners, venues, and industry service providers, SFEA was founded in 2009 to strengthen the festival and event... + More