OFN Professional Development Sessions: Mark Your Calendars!

Gain valuable information and skills, expand your event acumen and meet counterparts from the festival industry and beyond at our 2017 workshops and seminar series! Here’s what’s coming up:

Activations: Igniting New Promotion Strategies | Westboro Masonic Hall
May 2 | 9AM-11AM

Events are king in the Experience Economy. Leverage your event to go beyond the traditional sponsorship and partnership models to employ exciting, innovative activities to help promote and enhance your event, while providing more value to your partners and audience.

Join Josh Gottlieb from Beau’s All Natural, Joe Holubowich from Alterna Savings Crackup and Lee Dunbar from Ottawa Festivals in this workshop format to discuss emerging trends and industry research, new approaches to sponsorship and how to create opportunities using this approach. Be prepared for a lot of discussion, a lot of interaction, and dare we say a fun, productive morning.

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Recent events:

Supercharge Your Interview Skills| Festival House
April 13 | 9AM-11:30AM

Open to anyone wishing to develop their employment interview skills. Join us to learn tips and tricks from Employment Ontario. Learn how to be prepared and sell yourself to prospective employers with techniques to help you get the job!

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BlogConnect | Westboro Masonic Hall
April 19 | 4PM-6PM 

OFN’s back by popular demand event! Come and meet some of Ottawa’s most well-known bloggers and online journalists to learn how to make your event stand out! Meet OFN’s 2017 Virtual Ambassador team and find out how they’ll be helping you make the most of your event this year.

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Festivals in Motion — the Power of Video | Media Mall
April 28 | 4PM-6PM

Videos are one of the most powerful digital marketing tools in today’s promotional toolbox. Join Ably Productions, Edge Media and Media Plus who will share insights into strategies and tactics that deliver! Get tips and see realtime demonstrations of how to use live, streamed and recorded video to create compelling content to engage your audience. Hear from the experts on how to drive FOMO (fear of missing out), and provide value for, and attract new sponsors.

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