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1:30 pm Afternoon Sessions

Date: Nov 19, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM

1:30 PM Afternoon Sessions (50 Minutes)

COVID-19 Topics
Ed Barnes, COO Washington State Fairs
Technology & Events: Planning for the Best & Preparing for the Worst

Part of what makes it so hard to plan events right now is that it is impossible to know what the world may look like by the time your event date comes. Will you be able to have an event? If it happens, what will be the requirements? If you plan for an event and then it gets canceled, how will you execute the cancellation and plan to take it online? Luckily, technology affords us so many opportunities that we wouldn’t have had if we were in this situation even 5 or 10 years ago. Join us as we cover some of the creative ways, we’ve seen events adapt and what you can do to plan for your event in the future, regardless of what challenges it may bring.

Cassie Roberts Dispenza, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Saffire
Fair Commission

A visit with the Department of Agriculture Fair Commission

Teresa Norman, Fair Commission Program Administrator WSDA

Preparing for Fairs’ Reopening in 2021

Erin Gurtel, Vice President WSFA & Spokane County Fair & Expo

Tamara Hayes, Southwest Washington Fair

Panel Presentation (50 minutes)

What Entertainment May Look Like in 2021

This is a panel discussion. The topics the panel will cover include social distancing, contactless entertainment, and possible entertainment changes for 2021.

Sunny Saunders, WSFA Service Member Director & TEI Karla Majewski, Pacific Animal Productions
Louie Foxx, One Man Side Show Robert Stuverud, LeapFrog Entertainment
Alan Bruess, Fast Track Entertainment
Eric Haines. One Man Band
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Nov 19, 2020 | 1:30 PM
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