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AFO Online Conference 20 February 2021

Thanks to all of you who attended and took part in our Online Conference.

A really successful, exciting, and productive day.

Our washup meeting is Tuesday afternoon (we need a brain rest!) and details of making slides and presentations available will come soon.

AFO Conference 5 & 6 November 2021

Testimonials

  • Steve Luscombe, DCRS

    “As a supplier the AFO Conference gives us the opportunity to meet festival and event organisers in an relaxed atmosphere.”

  • Sandra Surtees, Director Shrewsbury Folk Festival

    "The AFO Conference is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of festival organising from grant applications, insurance, green issues, legal issues, PRS to stewarding...the list goes on.  I've been attending for over 20 years and never fail to acquire new skills.  The chance to network in the bar and to watch showcase concerts is not to be missed and great fun.  Thanks a million."

  • Lynne & Roger, Brecon Jazz Festival

    "We thoroughly enjoyed the conference, the sessions, and networking. The location, venue & accommodation were all great. The last session was unmissable, very informative and enjoyable."

  • John Wirtz, Sore Fingers Summer School

    "The AFO are our voice with government and play a part in influencing laws and guidelines at a level small individual festival organisers can only dream of."

  • Geoff Leon, Festival Vision / Bunkfest

    "AFO conference is about strategic issues that take several years to implement.  There is always some immediate issues and 6 months is long enough for them. It is also about networking with our colleagues in the industry, zoom is good but a drink over the bar is better."

  • Chris Johnson, Shambala Festival / Kambe Events

    "AFO Conference has real integrity as an industry meeting/gathering."

  • Bob Rushton

    “Brain buzzing from AFO Conference. Some great sessions, chats, music, links and all round sense of "all being in it together"!”

  • Adam Courthold, Chippenham Folk Festival

    "AFO Conference allows you to see from great speakers in the field of events and companies that can help, who have helped other AFO members."

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