Conference for Festivals

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Harrogate for the 2021 Reconnect conference, our first in-person event since the pandemic. We were joined by old friends and new faces, including speakers from Slung Low, Manchester International Festival, Indigo, Harrogate International Festivals, Cambridge Music Festival, Northern Broadsides, Unboxed (Festival 2022), Without Walls and Industry Minds. The full programme is here. Members can listen to recordings of the sessions, and access presentations and delegate lists, in the Members Area.

Alan Lane from Slung Low in conversation with Professor Jane Ali-Knight of Edinburgh Napier University

Rewind, Play, Forward: 24 – 26 February 2021

Thank you so much for joining us at the recent BAFA conferenceRewind, Play, Forward – more than 100 attendees were able to share their experiences of 2020, hear inspiring speakers from the festivals and events sector, discuss the challenges of digitising and monetising festival content and putting on COVID-secure events.  We also challenged delegates to build back the sector better, by looking at accessibility, diversity and new technologies to support creative festival development. It was a brilliant chance to connect to new colleagues, as well as old friends, and we were so pleased to have such a warm and engaged response from members and delegates.