Professional Development

Professional development continues to be an important function of FEO.

FEO is committed to assisting our members with every opportunity to succeed and to provide opportunities for them to build on their festival and event experience. With online, offline learning available and networking events, FEO members can choose the education path that is right for them. 

Leadership Network Forums

This is a 60 minutes conference call held monthly with our members, at which time we provide an Industry update (this may include funding deadlines, new legislation, etc.), a FEO update and a 20 minute professional development session on a variety of topics that have been selected by the participants. We can accommodate up to 100 people each month, so if you are interested, please contact Martha to register.

Regional Seminars

These hour long Regional Seminars provide a forum for interesting talks and workshops that address festivals and event issues with experts from both within and external to the festival and event sector. The talks are fun, interactive and open to members and non-members.

Professional Development Partnerships

FEO is proud to partner with professional organizations to bring you timely and relevant education related to festival and event development.

  • “It’s Your Shift” New Prevention Training Program for Sexual Harassment and Violence Awareness – Read more.


FEO offers opportunities to network with other members and like-minded people who one can turn to for advice, support and new ideas all year long.

Annual Conference

Our annual conference plays host to over 20 valuable educational sessions each year. Next year’s conference will held at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel and the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s in Hamilton, Ontario from February 28th – March 2nd, 2018. To lean more about FEO’s annual conferences click here.

Members Online Festival Resource Library

FEO’s Online Resource Library enables FEO members to access templates, samples, presentations and other tip-rich documents tailored to a variety of topics of interest.  Members can access the Online Resource Library by logging into their Company Profile Login

Ontario College & University FEO Members

FEO is proud to have nine Ontario Colleges in our membership. Each year there is a new cohort of event coordinators, organizers and planners that graduate across Ontario and FEO is a valuable resource for these new professionals new to the industry.

Algonquin College –
Conestoga College –
Fanshawe College –
Niagara College –
Seneca College –
University of Waterloo –
OCAD University –