AFO: Working for and with festivals and events, supporting live arts
The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) is a membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene. Created in 1987 with a small gathering of people working in the community festival business, AFO now has over 250 members who exchange ideas and support one another to help develop our sector.
Are you a festival or event organiser, supplier, freelancer or student? If you have anything to do with festivals or events, yes anything, you should join AFO.
AFO Online Conference February 2022
We are delighted to present our annual AFO Online Conference on 5 February 2022.
After the success of last year’s virtual AFO Conference and with Covid 19 still raging through the country, AFO will present the annual Conference “virtually” on Saturday 5 February from 10am to 6pm.
With this Conference to kick start our season, AFO members and others in the industry will get back to our best.
Panels, speakers, showcase artists are being assembled to include discussions on artists, contracts, crowd control, insurance, accessibility, diversity, the ‘don’t do it’ list, festival support and lobbying, fund raising, British Sign Language and a key musician for the Colin Irwin interview. Conference will also include showcases of live music and a keynote speaker to raise hopes and stimulate a recovery.
The theme of this year’s Conference will be ‘GETTING BACK TO OUR BEST. Delegate passes are on sale now HERE, supported with no booking fee by our good friends TicketSellers.
The virtual platform “REMO” used last year was an overwhelming success, so you have elected to go with it again online on Saturday 5 February. Open to ALL the people involved in the festival and events world; full time or volunteer, artist or organiser, production team or admin staff, this is THE Conference for festival organisers. Delegates can join in and network, listen and learn, contribute and teach, share knowledge. AFO Conference brings together the world of festivals. Organisers and suppliers can join for just one panel or the whole day – whichever suits your needs – but DO come!
The AFO Conference is open to members and non-members.
Event Production Show 2022
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