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Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) Offers MU Discount to Annual Congress Event

The Festival Congress is AIF's annual flagship event, a two-day conference and Independent Festival Awards and the largest gathering of independent festival organisers in the UK, with between 350-400 industry delegates expected to attend in 2019.

Photo of crowd listening to live music at an outdoor festival
Festival crowds enjoy some live music. Photocredit: Shutterstock

Following five consecutive sold-out events from the event's inception in 2014, the Congress has rapidly evolved to become a fixture and must attend event in the festival industry calendar.

This year, Festival Congress is once again taking place in Sheffield on 6 and 7 November. The conference element will be held across both the Abbeydale Picturehouse Cinema & Social, and the evening celebration/awards at 92 Burton Road, followed by an after-show party.

The conference has a progressive and innovative format, including high profile keynotes, engaging panel sessions, TED x style quick fire talks, breakout workshops and fireside chats with experts and inspiring personalities from across the festival and events world and beyond.

Speakers this year include Rock n Roll Photographer Jill Furmanovsky, Bing Jones (Extinction Rebellion), Chris Sheldrick (What3Words), Rebecca Wrigley (Rewilding Britain), Bert Cole (Arcadia Spectacular), Dr Jen Otter Bickerdike (Author and Cultural Historian) and Rob da Bank's `A to Z of festivals' live podcast featuring Deershed.

Whilst the event is largely attended by festival organisers and teams, musicians with an interest in the festival sector and those looking to network with festival representatives may also find it useful.

Discounted tickets for MU members are £166.50 for the entire event, you can find your exclusive link on the MU members’ discount page.

Published: 01/10/2019

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