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AFO CONFERENCE - SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2024
10am - 6pm (registration 9am)

The Museum Of Making, Derby Silk Mill, The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire, DE 1 3AF

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The Association of Festival Organisers' Conference will be held at The Museum of Making, Derby Silk Mill, on Saturday 10 February 2024, 10am - 6pm (Registration 9am). It will be packed with ADVICE and KNOWLEDGE from EXPERTS within the festival/events industry. We have presentations, interviews, debates and much more.  At the AFO conference there will be plenty of opportunity for delegates to network and enjoy great music throughout the day. We would love for you to join us!

Prices for delegates as follows:
AFO Member - £90 / Non-Member - £130 / Student - £45.

There will also be trade space, which includes two delegate passes (no availability).

✓ First AFO Conference face-to-face since before Covid

✓ Presentations

✓ Interviews

✓ Debates

✓ Keynote Speaker to address Martyn’s Law

✓ Onscreen showcase sessions

✓ Accessible-friendly facilities

✓ Real ale bar from lunch time on

✓ Tea, coffee and pastries on arrival

✓ Free tea and coffee throughout the day

✓ Delegate fee includes buffet lunch

✓ Premier Inn located very close by

✓ Subsidised all-day car park (Assembly Rooms)

✓ Venue is just a short distance from bus station and train station

✓ Delegate fee includes free entry to the Museum of Making in the same building

GETTING THERE

BY CAR

Follow the brown signs in the city and county for Derby Silk Mill. Offsite parking is available nearby at the Assembly Rooms, Bold Lane and Chapel Street car parks and parking cards can be validated at the Museum of Making to give a discounted rate of £2.70 for a day. There are 4 accessible parking bays on Silk Mill Lane which are for use by Blue Badge holders only.

BY TRAIN

With a direct train from London to Derby, you can be at any of our museums in less than two hours!

BY BUS

There are frequent and regular bus services into the Derby city centre, operated by Trent Barton and Arriva. Derby bus station is a 10 minute walk away along the River Derwent directly to the Museum of Making.

BY BIKE

The Museum of Making is on cycle routes 6, 54 and 68, part of the Derby City Cycle Map. There is outdoor bicycle parking available.

CALL: 01332 641901 or email [email protected] 

TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

“Thank you for organising this amazing conference. I have really enjoyed this event.”

Susan Goligher, BlackFest


“A really great day, informative and entertaining with superb presentations from all involved.”

Geoff Leon, Festival Vision


“Thank you so much for a fantastic day! Really appreciate all of the work which has gone into today.”

Craig Mathie, Bournemouth 7s Festival


“What an awesome event so far. Well done to the entire team.”

Rowan Riley, Oundle International & Food Festivals


“I really enjoyed your conference and found it very informative too. Opened my eyes to a lot of things.”

Michael Hirst, Chair of Events Industry Board

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