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PROGRAMMING

Unable to attend in person?  Discover the remote programming options where you can participate in the Convention from your own home or office!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
           Keeping Fairs Viable in the Community Without Having a Fair

                    Panelists to include Kathleen O’Leary, CFE (Wisconsin State Fair)
 

8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
     Information Technology
     Institute of Fair Management Course #106
          This is an elective, for-credit course of the Institute of Fair Management. 
          All attendees are welcome, even if not enrolled in the Institute.

 

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
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10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Ag Programming – Education/Public
(INTRODUCTORY)
Institute of Fair Management Course #129
This is a for-credit course of the Institute of Fair Management. 
All attendees are welcome, even if not enrolled in the Institute.
    

 

12:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Board Governance
      Institute of Fair Management Course #104
     ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED**


What is the true job of a governing board? How can board and staff members effectively fulfill this job? How do you  engage your board post-COVID-19? This symposium focuses on the principles of effective group leadership that        help boards define and focus on their work while empowering and energizing staff to get the work delegated done.  Bill Charney presents an integrated model for systematic and comprehensive clarity of roles and accountabilities. 

He addresses effective delegation, the role and responsibility of the board, board composition and structure, the conduct of board members (including conflicts of interest), the relationship between the board and chief executive, and how to motivate and keep board members engaged during COVID-19.

The symposium is presented by Bill Charney, CEO/principal consultant of Charney Associates. Charney is a highly respected consultant in leadership and governance education for boards of directors and the agencies they lead. He is the co-author of The Board Member’s Playbook. Prior to founding Charney Associates, he was the founder and CEO of Denver’s Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
Presented by Bill Charney (Charney Associates)
** $125 on-site. Please note that seating is limited, and on-site registration may not be available.
This is a required for-credit course of the Institute of Fair Management.
All attendees are welcome, even if not enrolled in the Institute.

 

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Grants for Non-Profits: A to Z

This course will cover the basic tools and information needed to research and write grants for non-profits, as well as the follow-up work required for successful grants. From “A” for ABLE to take this this challenge on, to “R” for Record Keeping, to Z for ZZZZs (no time to rest on your laurels yet – there is more to do!). There will be more “alphabet” points to consider as well, so come learn the ABC’s of non-profit grants!
Presented by Beryl Wernberg (Beltrami County Fair, MN)

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

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4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Hybrid End-of-Day Wrap Up & Happy Hour
Virtually Broadcast from Room 221 C & D

Champions Circle, Power Talks, CFE/CVFM Overview will be available on-demand!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

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12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

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The Discomfort Zone: Fall in Love with Failure and Embrace Disruption
This workshop is designed to encourage participants to get more comfortable in uncomfortable situations.  The core curriculum in this workshop will help participants navigate change, manage fear, take more risks, and understand the truth about being brave.
Participants will take away the following:
•    5 mindset shifts required for managing discomfort
•    The secret to becoming “failure-proof”
•    Tools to help you take action and empower your team
•    The #1 way to take more risks without fearing failure
Presented by Judi Holler (judiholler.com)

2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
IAFE Trade Show
Walk through the aisles of nearly 300 exhibitors waiting to serve you and your fair. Find a partner in all things fair, including insurance, entertainment, website/ticketing, and more! When you need to take a break, enjoy a free beer – compliments of ConnectFun by Etix – in the IAFE Education Foundation Lounge.

    

5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Hybrid End-of-Day Wrap Up
Virtually Broadcast from Room 221 C & D

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
     Tuesday General Session

This general session is packed full of excitement as you watch the presentation of various awards, including                    Membership, State & Provincial, Contest, Rising Star, Heritage, and Hall of Fame! And stay tuned for the fascinating    keynote speaker during this session, Amy Herman (sponsored by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance)!

Keynote Speaker: Amy Herman
          Sponsored by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance

(Session will be recorded and available for remote attendees.)
 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
     IAFE Trade Show

Walk through the aisles of nearly 300 exhibitors waiting to serve you and your fair. Find a partner in all things fair, including insurance, entertainment, website/ticketing, and more! When you need to take a break, enjoy a free beer – compliments of ConnectFun by Etix – in the IAFE Education Foundation Lounge.

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
      Happy Hour – Chair’s Welcome

At the end of a jam-packed day of networking and education, come together with other attendees at the happy hour before heading out to dinner. Includes drinks, snacks, and entertainment.
 

5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
     Hybrid End-of-Day Wrap Up & Happy Hour
     Location: Virtually Broadcast from Room 221 A & B

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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Diversity & Community Development
Presented by Froswa’ Booker-Drew and Bemnet Meshesha (State Fair of Texas

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

IAFE Trade Show

Walk through the aisles of nearly 300 exhibitors waiting to serve you and your fair. Find a partner in all things fair, including insurance, entertainment, website/ticketing, and more!

 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

IAFE Association Business Meeting

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday General Session & Reception

Join us Wednesday afternoon for the presentation of IFM Graduates, new CVFM & CFE recipients, addresses from our retiring and new Chairs, and the introduction of the 2021 IAFE Board of Directors. Then join us in recognizing our Convention scholarship winners – including the Rhonda Livingstone “Dream Big” Memorial Scholarship. Following the session, a reception (beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres provided) will be held to celebrate all of our winners, graduates, alumni, and enrollees!

(Session will be recorded and available for remote attendees.)

    

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

CFE & CVFM Reception and Toast
 

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
     
Hybrid End-of-Day Wrap Up & Happy Hour
     Location: Virtually Broadcast from Room 221 A & B

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Consumer Protection Program E. coli Workshop
Location: Room 221 A & B
Institute of Fair Management Course #111
ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED**

Contamination from E. coli and other enteric pathogens continues to pose a tremendous risk to all fairs when fair guests interact with animals in livestock barns, petting zoos, birthing centers, etc. In this workshop, you’ll learn more about the pathogen, discover operational and management options any size fair can implement, and meet one-on-one with workshop facilitators to review programs you have in place at your facility.  Each attendee will:

•    Receive and take home a 3-ring binder which includes workshop information and includes templates for record keeping and signage.
•    Participate in a sample exercise to identify contact zones and types of corrective actions to be deployed
•    Learn about a variety of operation tactics to consider for corrective actions appropriate for their own particular situation
•    Meet one-on-one with Dr. Stephen Neel or Joe Yedlik, CVFM to review the particulars of their site — what is currently being done to protect guests and what tactics to consider implementing
•    Receive a certificate of completion

**Through November 1st, registration for CPP is $150 for your fair’s first attendee and $135 (with binder) or $119 (no binder) for each additional attendee; after November 1st, on-site pricing is $175 for your fair’s first attendee and $160 (with binder) or $144 (no binder) for each additional attendee.
Presented by Dr. Stephen Neel (Technical Solutions International) and Joe Yedlik, CVFM (Great Jones County Fair, IA)
This is a required for-credit course of the Institute of Fair Management, but all IAFE members are encouraged to participate.
Sponsored by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance

 

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Springfield, MO 65802

800.516.0313

iafe@fairsandexpos.com

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Springfield, MO  65802
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