SFEA Conferences

2024 SFEA Conference

2024 SFEA Conference

Get ready to be "Making Waves" in Jekyll Island!

Know Before You Go Guide



Come join us in Jekyll Island, GA, for Making Waves – 2+ days of education, networking, and idea sharing, with a healthy dose of music, fun, and memories thrown in!

We’re excited to announce our keynote speaker – Kurt Faustin of The Dropout Academy (https://www.thedropoutacademy.org/). A plenary session on event safety will be conducted by the Knoxville Police Department.

Our educational sessions are graded by track level, so we can make sure to have educational offerings for all experience levels in our industry. Whether you’re brand new or an old pro, we’ll have something designed with your skills and needs in mind. So check out the different educational levels and find what fits for you!

We’ll also have:

    • 15+ hours of pure educational content
    • 3+ hours of artist showcase presentations
    • 4 hours of dedicated tradeshow time
    • 15+ hours of socials and networking time
    • The Kaleidoscope Awards Gala
    • Discounts on local experiences for your time in Jekyll Island during and outside of the conference (so come early or stay a little longer!)

Vendors – make sure to apply through the Exhibitor section (don’t buy just a regular ticket)! General attendees can just purchase the ticket appropriate to their situation. Single day attendance tickets are available.

Hotel reservations link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1696250231095&key=GRP&app=resvlink

***Room block rate end date is 1/18/2024, so book early!

Resort Charge includes:
Two hours of bike rentals, per day, per room
Two Starbucks Coffee Vouchers per day, per room
Two Beverage Credit Vouchers per day, per room
Beach and Pool Towel Service
Island shuttle service (subject to covid restrictions)
Self-Parking at the Westin during stay and events
* note that breakfast is not included with room rates at this property*


Want to join SFEA and get member pricing to attend our conference? Do it here! https://southeastfestivals.org/join-sfea/

Want to get your name in front of more faces or enhance your brand? Check our our sponsor deck for the 2024 Annual Conference. Contact us to become a sponsor for the 2024 SFEA Annual Conference!


Additional information:

Jekyll Island, being a State Park, charges all visitors a $10 parking fee upon entry to the island. You can get more information about this fee here: https://www.jekyllisland.com/visiting/parking/


Important Conference Links

Info/Registration     Member Vendor Application     Showcase Application     Kaleidoscope Awards Information

Silent Auction Donation Form     Speaker Application     Mascot Dash Signup Form

Kaleidoscope Awards Panel Discussion Question Pre-Submission Form


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