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)


Getting a Clearer Vision on Your Facility Rentals

In this panel discussion you will be able to see results from the facility rental survey which was sent out by the IAFE. The survey asked direct questions regarding facility rental programs, pricing structures, and general demographic information. The three-member panel represents three different levels of non-fair facility income, ranging from small to medium to large dollar amounts. This will be a frank discussion, along with a PowerPoint review regarding the averages that exist in our industry when managing facility rentals.

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.
Case Study: Fairs That Went Ahead
Moderated by Clay Campbell (Triangle Talent, LLC)
Panelists to include Matt Immel, CFE (Fond du Lac County Fair, WI) and Courtny Conkle (Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo)


10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Ag Programming - Education/Public

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

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.


4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Hybrid End-of-Day Wrap Up & Happy Hour


3043 E. Cairo Street

Springfield, MO 65802



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International Association of Fairs & Expositions
3043 E. Cairo St.
Springfield, MO  65802