Institute Summit

Institute of Fair Management (IFM) Summit

The IFM Summit is a gathering of IFM enrollees that includes coursework, tours, and networking opportunities. The Summit is available for IFM enrollees and graduates only.

2023 IFM Summit: Burn to Learn


February 24-25, 2023

Registration Deadline:
2023 Summit Registration is closed.


Summit Investment: $357*

*$427 after January 30 if space is available


Faculty Include:

Renee Alexander, CFE

Ken Karns, CFE

Denny Magruder

Jim Sinclair, CFE

The Madison Hotel
Washington D.C.

Limited to IFM enrollees and graduates ONLY!  High powered, intense courses all why networking with fellow IFM enrollees.  Your two-day experience includes five IFM courses*, networking opportunities and a site visit to the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, a vibrant cultural hub that connects thousands of artists with millions of people each year — in person, online, and in their home communities.

Our host hotel, The Madison Hotel, is situated within ten minutes walking distance to the White House and less than one mile from the National Mall.  And easy access to local restaurants and clubs brimming with dining and nightlife..  A discounted lodging rate has been secured for attendees $179. 

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What Past Attendees Are Saying…

I couldn’t have imagined the networking opportunities!!! The thought that went into the seating arrangements was awesome. My networking even carried over to the airport, as 10 of us sat at the same gate waiting for our connection. I thought it far exceeded my expectations. Thank you.

Jackie Cammarano, Erie County Fair, Hamburg, New York

The Summit was more than I had anticipated. A great deal of information was shared within those few days. And, there was a lot fun and laughter while networking and getting to know one another.

Carol Schumann, Goodhue County Fair