The IAFE CyberSeminars


Upcoming CyberSeminar Events

Let’s Talk -Reading Insurance Policies

February 1, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. Central

A discussion requested by you, our IAFE members!  Your organization has set the perimeters for your insurance requirements for your concessionaires, commercial exhibits, carnival midway, non-fair renters and more, but are you getting what you need? Do you know what to look for in the certificates of insurance?

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Ag Programming (IFM #130)

February 8, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. Central

Have you taken a look at what your Agriculture Competitive Programming Portfolio looks like on your fairgrounds? Explore the basic components of Competitive Agricultural Programming.  The instructor-led course, provided by the IAFE Education Foundation, identifies the value of successful competitive events, logistics, procedures, and effective exhibitor communication. 

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IAFE Contest Marathon

February 15, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central

The IAFE Contest Marathon is a day-long, virtual experience. 2022 IAFE contest winners will present their winning entries. Each session is 30 minutes long with a variety of topics from the Agriculture, Hall of Honor Communications, Non-Fair Facility Usage, Competitive Exhibits and Innovation in Sponsorship. The presentation schedule is under the Read more link below! So, join us all day or login for the discussions that interest you. A perfect event to IGNITE new ideas!

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Entertainment I (IFM #133)

March 15, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. Central

This fun and fast paced session will introduce the history of entertainment in fairs, the purposes of entertainment programming, an overview of types of acts and attractions and how they are used, terminology, and overall concepts associated with buying entertainment.

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Digital Marketing – A Tip of the Spear!

March 29, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. Central

A 60-minute virtual workshop that provides digital marketing “must do tools” that will move the digital marketing needle.

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Marketing and Advertising Basics (IFM #120)

April 12, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. Central

Explore basic principles of advertising and their role in traditional and non-traditional media. The instructor-led course defines “marketing” and marketing components; common terms, review media mix, and agency relationships. Gain tools to review advertising contracts and identify new media avenues. Course participants receive techniques and methods used in the advertising media process.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion-Why it Matters to You, Your Organization, and Your Community

May 4, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. Central

Details coming soon!

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How To Build TikTok Videos

May 17, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. Central

A brief, informational presentation on how to build TikTok videos.

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CPP (Consumer Protection Program) Tune-Up

May 23, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. Central

If you have completed the IAFE Consumer Protection (CPP) course – it is time for a TUNE UP!  The IAFE has teamed with Technical Solutions International to provide our members, who have completed the CPP course, a 90-minute CyberSeminar that addresses Site Assessment, Protocols and Procedures, Record Keeping, Training and Education, Media Relations and Crisis Communications, and Plan Implementation. More than just a refresher course – our presenters drill down to plan specifics.

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Government and Community Relations (IFM #107)

September 13, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. Central

This course provides an overview of the various types of relationships fairs have with governing bodies, explores ideas for creating good relationships, the importance of demonstrating public value, and coalition building. Introduces ideas for working with and for the community and the role a fair plays within their community.  This is an Insitute of Fair Management for credit course – all member’s welcome!

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How do I Register for a CyberSeminar?

1. Register Online

Registration involves logging onto the IAFE secure site for payment of fees by credit card. To register for a CyberSeminar as an IAFE member, you MUST be logged into the IAFE site.

2. Verify Registration

You will be sent a confirming e-mail message, and a login link. Most CyberSeminars are presented on the Zoom platform* and registration within Zoom may be required. For those participating in the Institute of Fair Management courses (via GoToWebinar platform) It is critical that you complete the second registration step, registering in GoToWebinar. This step must be completed to receive IFM credit. You will receive a final confirmation e-mail which contains the log-on information, dial-in phone number (toll charges apply), and passcodes to use.

3. Attend Online

Technology makes it convenient for members to log-on to the Internet and dial in to a conference call from the convenience of their office or home. A high-speed Internet connection is recommended to view the seminars. Using the final confirmation e-mail which contains the log-on information, dial-in to the phone number (toll charges apply) and enter passcodes.


Let’s Talk, virtual sessions are timely, industry relevant discussions. The IAFE works closely with IAFE committees and others to develop the virtual round table topics. A casual atmosphere to engage in conversation and learn from industry peers. Let’s Talk sessions are FREE for all IAFE members.

Registration is by site, so members are encouraged to gather additional staff, volunteers, or board members around the computer and phone to join in for this learning experience. Each CyberSeminar lasts approximately 60 minutes. We urge you to log on at least five minutes to the start time in order to insure you can access the website and view the presentation screen.

Have an idea for a CyberSeminar topic?

Please contact Lori Hart if you have an idea for a CyberSeminar topic.

Check back often to find the updated CyberSeminar schedule. All members will be notified by the Network Newsletter (e-mail) when CyberSeminars are scheduled.