Railway Track

Workshops by Track

Competitive Exhibits

  • Finding the Next Generation of Superintendents/Volunteers for Your Exhibits Departments

  • A Focus Group – Learn About Your Next Competitive Exhibitors

  • Yes, And! – A Creative Toolbox Workshop

 

Facilities

  • You Have a Captive Audience for 1 Minute to Pitch Your Facility – GO!

  • Facility Marketing & Sales – It’s a Year-Round Experience!

  • Create a ‘Master Plan’ RFP/RFQ That Gets the Responses You Want

  • Uniting the Community Through Food and Culture

  • Trends and Best Practices in Access

 

Sponsorship/Marketing

  • New and Unique Sponsor Ideas

  • Facility Marketing & Sales – It’s a Year-Round Experience!

  • Opening Big…. Finishing Strong! – Lets Create Two BIG Promotions

  • Ticketing “Rights” and Wrongs – ADA

  • How Ticketing Technology Can Benefit Other Departments

  • Impactful Marketing Tools 

  • Growing Revenue Online 

  • Growing Revenue Online – The Proven Strategy That Works for Fairs of All Sizes!

  • How Thought Leaders are Revolutionizing the Sponsorship Industry

Ticketing/Technology

  • Today’s Information Technology  

  • Making Ticketing Technology Work for Smaller Fairs

  • Ticketing That Changes Everything - AttendStar

  • Ticketing “Rights” and Wrongs – ADA

  • How to Sell More Tickets Online – Building the Perfect Marketing Ecosystem – Etix

  • Automate Your Ticket Sales Strategies for the Digital Age – Saffire

  • How Ticketing Technology Can Benefit Other Departments

 

Commercial Exhibits/Concessions

  • Vendors: The Guest Experience and Improving the Fair/Vendor Relationship (Part 1 & 2)

  • Two Views of the Food & Beverage Coin – A Conundrum

  • Consumer Protection Program E. coli Workshop

  • Every Dish Has a Narrative – Get to Know The Story of Your Community in Your Fair

 

Agriculture

  • Uniting the Community Through Food and Culture

  • Expansion and Opportunity in Youth Livestock Programs

  • Consumer Protection Program E. coli Workshop

  • “Are We Listening” An In-Person Ag on a Grand Scale Consumer Focus Group Session

  • Hosting a Cannabis Festival

  • Yes, And! – A Creative Toolbox Workshop

  • Ag on a Grand Scale – Fair Oaks Farms


 

Entertainment

  • How Do You Build Your VIP Entertainment Experience?

  • Ticketing “Rights” and Wrongs – ADA

  • Growing Revenue Online 

 

Business & Professional Development

  • Developing & Nurturing Relationships with Community Leaders

  • Board Governance

  • The New Face of Leadership

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Why It Matters to You, Your Organization, and Your Community

  • The 101 of Contracts & Other Legal Questions

  • Countdown to Transition – Succession Planning for Fairs

  • Culture in the Workplace

 

Safety & Security

  • How to Communicate Safety Enhancements to the Public

  • Key Factors for Crowd Management

  • Consumer Protection Program E. coli Workshop

  • Shhhh…. It’s Quiet Hours = Inclusivity for More Fair Patrons

  • Trends and Best Practices in Access

 

Volunteers/Staffing

  • Finding the Next Generation of Superintendents/Volunteers for Your Exhibits Departments

  • Volunteers: How to Recruit & Perks Given

 

Future of Our Industry

  • Top Fair Industry Leaders Field Tough Industry Questions!

  • Countdown to Transition – Succession Planning for Fairs

  • Establishing a 501(c)3 Charitable Foundation at Your Fair

  • Junior and Senior Fair Boards – Making Partnership a Priority

  • Yes, And! – A Creative Toolbox Workshop

  • The Status of the Mobil Amusement Industry

  • The New Face of Leadership

  • Customer Trends – What Matters & What is Changing

  • Shhhh…. It’s Quiet Hours = Inclusivity for More Fair Patrons