Fall Managers' Conference
Help us Plan for 2017!
The California Fairs Alliance, in partnership with California Fair Services Authority (CFSA), is pleased to present the 38th Fall Managers’ Conference for fair executives.

Input from our member fairs, support from the Western Fairs Association (WFA) Professional Development Committee and the California Department of Food & Agriculture Branch of Fairs & Expositions, have combined to build the linked conference program, designed to support the work of California fair management teams.
The conference leads off on Tuesday, November 1st with a return to the whole-room Open Forum for fair executives only.  This is your chance to share your thoughts in a private setting with your colleagues. We have also invited the board leaders of our partner organizations – California Authority of Racing Fairs, WFA, and California Fairs Financing Authority.  After the Open Forum, CFSA will again host a dinner at the California State Fairgrounds.

We open on Wednesday, November 2nd with an outstanding keynote, Dr. Rita Murray, and then we jump right into programs that can, or will, impact your fair in the season ahead.

The program concludes on Thursday, November 3rd with the popular “Ask an Expert” roundtable sessions and then a lunch by WFA California Areas.  Please take a look at the program, and plan to join us in November!

Thank you,
Cliff Munson                                                        Brian Bullis
Chair – California Fairs Alliance                         Chair – California Fair Services Authority

How to Register

We are thrilled that you are taking the opportunity to get involved and join us, Nov. 1 - 3 in Sacramento for Fall Managers' Conference.

In an effort to simplify the process, registration is online this year.

Programming Highlights

These are just a few of the sessions you can expect to see at Fall Managers' Conference.

Generation Translation: Tools for Bridging the Gap
Keynote Dr. Rita Murray

California Marijuana Laws
Medical Cultivation and Recreational Use

Trends in Fairgrounds Events
Roundtables on Music Festivals, Self-Promoted Events, Hemp Con/Fests, and Cultural Events featuring Carlene Moore of Napa County Fair, Lori Marshall of Cow Palace, and Lauri King of Big Fresno Fair

Ask an Expert
Featuring DAA and non-DAA experts on: CDFA HR and Personnel, Show Ring Ethics, Accounting for GASB 68, Deferred Maintenance Grants and Public Works Construction, Non-Traditional Revenue Sources, and How to Use an Economic Impact Report
1776 Tribute Road Suite 210, Sacramento CA 95815-4495