The aim of the hackathon is to help shape the evolving festival industry by bringing business and tech talent together with festival producers, and through this brainstorming event, launch new ideas and solutions. The Hackathon which runs 24 hours – Saturday 11/21 11 AM thru 11/22 11 AM – will now have the “final four” teams present to the judges in order to win Delta tickets, Domino’s Pizza Gift cards and more!
In Between pitches, hear from:
“CODE” Filmmaker Robin Reynolds on Females in Technology
Ralph “The Ethical Hacker” Echemendia on tech security issues everyone needs to know.
Review the feedback from any conference and you will consistently find that newtworking is the most important reason for attendance. So here’s your chance! Bring your elevator pitch, business cards and come ready to rumble.
Facilitated by Stuart MacNaught, AboutFest
Delta will be awarding a sponsorship at FestForward valued at approximately $10,000 (value of travel certificates) to a festival or event that best embodies a strategic fit for Delta. Introductory remarks will be made by Keith Miller of Kenwood Experiences.
Lesa Ukman, Futures Director, ESP Properties and co-founder of IEG, Inc. will inform attendees at FestForward how to participate and help them understand the best practices in sponsorship proposals and the sponsor industry.
In addition, a Delta representative will speak to the audience about what they look for in a sponsorship proposal. Attendees will prepare a 3 page targeted sponsor proposal for Delta, with mentoring by Liana Bender, California Film Institute Development Director.
Contest: All FestForward attendees at SponsorFest (except for corporate sponsors) are eligible to win.
To Enter: Attend FestForward and sign in at SponsorFest on Sunday November 22, 2015. Submit your 3-page proposal/deck by midnight November 22, 2015 to email@example.com with the subject "SponsorFest Pitch. The Winner will be announced Tuesday morning before the Awards brunch.
Come Help Us Set The American Riviera Afire!
Plaza del Sol, Fess Parker Resort, Santa Barbara
5:00 - 7:00 PM Wine Tasting/Beer Tasting/Cocktail Reception
Watch the pupeteers in action with artist Matthew McAvene
5:45 - 6:45 PM Pasta & Salad Stations
2016 will mark 30 years of SXSW. In 1994 they broadened their focus from a strictly music industry event to include interactive technology and film. Other events have adopted various elements of that same convergence approach to conferences and festivals, probably due in part to what they experienced at SXSW.
Mike Shea, Executive Director of SXSW
Interviewed by Phil Gallo, Journalist
Don’t miss award-winning producer, director and writer Jennifer Senko discuss and preview scenes from her highly anticipated and thought provoking soon- to- be-released film "The Brainwashing of My Dad” about the birth of the sound bite and the impact of media. This session will definitely have you talking!
The film is produced by acclaimed actor Matthew Modine and Adam Rackoff and features animation by Bill Plympton.http://www.thebrainwashingofmydad.com
Interviewd by Michael Aisner.
The conventional wisdom is that the holy grail is millennials, with buying power and influence for the next few decades. They are looking for authentic relationships with properties and brands. The panel will discuss the intersection of content, digital marketing, and social media in creating holistic, multi-channel ticket marketing and sales.
When negotiating a sponsorship, all brands recognize the value of activation across many platforms. Festivals need to remain authentic while brands want to be heard. A marriage of convenience must exist for the success of the relationship. What steps must the festival take to ensure success? Our experts will provide some key takeaways.
Sponsorship Winner of SponsorFest: Presented by Delta Air Lines
Best Sponsor Partner to a Festival
Festival Innovation Champion (Film, Music, Food/wine)
Festival Sustainability Champion (Music, Food/wine)
Festival Charity Champion (Film, Music , Food/wine)
Convergce Award: Scott Mirkin, Executive Producer
Champion of Music: Dave Mason, Musician
Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Shep Gordon, Manager
Presented by Alice Cooper