25th Annual CFEA Conference & Trade Show

March 20, 2019 – March 22, 2019 all-day
The Ridgeline Hotel
101 South Saint Vrain Avenue Estes Park
Kinsley Phillips

“The Art & Business of Celebration”

Condensed 1 ½ day format with impactful sessions and valuable networking!

  • Trade Show
  • Prizes Event
  • Olympics
  • Discounted Rate for Students

The only conference in Colorado designed with YOU, the festival and event professional and supplier, in mind! Network with industry leaders. Find professional resources. Professional development and continuing education. Exciting networking events.​​

Discounted CFEA Member rates available.



Full Conference​​ registration includes all meals, breaks, seminars and social events – including the Wednesday evening welcome reception, trade show and conference materials.


CFEA Planner Member $215/CFEA Member or $245/Non-member
CFEA Supplier Member $225/CFEA Member or $295/Non-member

Student Rate $160 per person

Tom Townsend Memorial Scholarship and Internship 2019 Conference & Trade Show Scholarship Application


Trade Show Exhibitor package includes one ​​trade show display table​​ and conference registration for ONE person. Conference registration includes all educational sessions, hospitality activities and meals. If you have additional staff working your booth, you must pay the additional attendee fee.


CFEA Member $275 per booth/ Non-Member $500 per booth
Additional Trade Show Attendee – $160 per person
Electrical Fee – $50 per booth

Register Now!


The Ridgeline Hotel 
Estes Park, CO

Nestled in the heart of Estes Park, uniquely positioned minutes from downtown, you’ll find The Ridgeline. The Ridgeline Hotel offers guests convenient access to the adventures of Rocky Mountain National Park and the leisure of Estes Park.

For reservations, call Ridgeline Hotel Central Reservation Center at (480) 676-5209. Mention our group name: Colorado Festivals and Events Association and Group Code: CFEA2019 to ensure that you receive your discounted group rate of $99/night.  (Please note that they have been experiencing technical difficulties migrating to a new registration system.  If you experience any errors or are told the block is full, please call the sales office at 970-480-4012. Thank you for your patience during this transitional period.)

The CFEA Room Block will fill up, so make your reservations as soon as possible. Room Block discount rate expires February 28, 2019!!!

Programming Schedule

Presenter information and session descriptions coming soon!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Category Time Room Session Presenter(s) Description
Registration 5:00 – 6:00 PM Registration Open
Evening Activity 8:00 – 10:00 PM Latitude 105 Restaurant and Bar Meet and Greet Mixer Network with colleagues and friends in the newly renovated Latitude 105 conveniently located in The Ridgeline Hotel.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Category Time Room Session Presenter(s) Description
Registration 7:30 – 9:00 AM Registration Open
Breakfast 8:30 – 10 AM Ballroom Breakfast and Annual Meeting
Session 10:15 – 11 AM A Vendor Panel: What to know before you go? Moderator: Steven Stokes, Event Supervisor, City of Northglenn (details coming soon)
10:15 – 11 AM B Standing Out In a Crowded Festival Landscape Scott Vital (Spigot Labs) and Ryan Evans (Bruz Beers), Co-Organizers of Belgian Brew Fest How can the little guys compete for the best breweries when there are a half dozen competing events on the same weekend? Ryan and Scott are here to share some of what they’ve learned in the two years they’ve been producing the Belgian Brew Fest in Denver. Come learn some of what’s working for them from tasting technology to marketing and staying true to their brewer community.
Break 11 – 11:10 AM Break
Session 11:10 – 11:55 AM A Security Panel: Putting the best practices into place Code 4 (details coming soon)
11:10 AM – 11:55 AM
B Sponsorship Panel: What appeals to the best sponsorship partners? (details coming soon)
Lunch 12:00 – 1:15 PM Ballroom Lunch
Trade Show 1:15 – 2:30 PM Ballroom TRADE SHOW Meet the best suppliers and vendors in the industry and learn how they can help you in your next festival or event.
Session 2:45- 3:30 PM A Beverage Panel (details coming soon)
2:45- 3:30 PM B Community Involvement: Best practices for Community involvement and support Andrea Barela and Jason Torrez (details coming soon)
Trade Show 3 :30 – 3:40 PM Ballroom TRADE SHOW
Session 3:40- 4:25 PM A Cannabis Panel: Involve the #1 growing industry in your events (details coming soon)
3:40- 4:25 PM B (in progress)
Networking Reception 4:45 – 9:00 PM Estes Park Event Center Evening Networking, Event Olympics, Dinner Gather in the new Estes Park Event Center to network, enjoy tasty eats by local food trucks, and test your knowledge and skills in Event Olympics.
Hospitality Suite 9:30 – 11:00 PM Hospitality Suite
11:00 PM Silent Auction Closes

Friday, March 22, 2019

Category Time Room Session Presenter(s) Description
Breakfast 9:00 – 9:45 AM Continental Breakfast
Session 9:45 – 11:00 AM Keynote (details coming soon)
Prize Drawings 11:00 – 11:30 AM Drawings and Auction Item Pick Up

Sponsor Opportunities

If your company provides products or services to this vibrant and growing event industry, this is YOUR marketplace, where you can reach and impact your potential customers! BE A CFEA SPONSOR!

CFEA Sponsor Brochure 2019

For info or sponsorship opportunities, call Kinsley Phillips at 720-388-3822 or email: Kinsley@happyllamainc.com

Register Your Vendor Booth Now!