Hosted by  Portland Royal Rosarians
Portland, Oregon via Zoom

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Northwest Festival Hosting Group (Virtual) Conference. Although we have quickly pivoted from a three day in-person to a one-day virtual conference we have planned a conference that I hope you will find informative and beneficial. As Chairperson of the Conference please contact me if I can do anything to make this experience enjoyable and meaningful to you. My contact information is mlveentjer@gmail.com, 971-222-5797.

Welcome to Portland (kind-of) - Rosarian Lord Chief Justice Michelle Veentjer Conference Schedule

Saturday, January 15

8:30-9:00am Zoom sign-in available - link and password will follow

9:00am Welcome and Introductions – Michelle Veentjer

Welcome - Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan

Welcome - President, Travel Portland Jeff Miller

9:30am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jeff Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, Portland

Rose Festival Foundation – Introduced by Prime Minister Dwight Terry “Adjustment Artists”- How to stay encouraged and grow your festival in

a Covid world”

10:30 Panel and topic discussion – Session 1: Fundraising - Introduced and facilitated by Korrie Hoeckendorf.

Participants: Carol Ross, Don Kendall, Mike Ware

11:15 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ray Pulver – Owner Upbeat Parade

Productions – Introduced by Carla Stenberg

“Creating Excitement for Your Parade” - Looking for more entries for your Parade? Something different? Find out how to research entries to add to the fun, color and excitement of your parade. Discuss the entertainment value of a parade, the content to make a parade more entertaining and how to obtain fun and creative entries.

12:15pm 12:45pmBreak/ Lunch on your own

12:45 pm Panel and topic discussion - Session 2: Recruitment – Introduced and Facilitated by Don Thacker

Participants: Ray Hanson, Leslie Goodlow, Paul Davis

1:30pm Topic discussion – Session 3: Finding a new normal and Festival Hosting 2022 Let’s hear from all members of their plans, ideas, and considerations for the upcoming season and beyond. Please include a summary of your festival and hosting details. Introduced and facilitated by Kimberly Bown.

2:30pm NWFH Meeting – Business Meeting

Presided over by Prime Minister Dwight Terry

3:00 pm Meeting adjourned

Agenda subject to change again, and again!

Zoom Link and Password to follow