About This Event
From giant outdoor festivals to intimate charity fundraisers, special events play a unique and vibrant role in Oregon life. Their impact on tourism and local economies is undeniable, but equally important is the sense of community that events can build.
2020 threw our industry some curve balls but event people are resilient and we're going to Turn the Tide in 2021! Our annual spring conference is our biggest gathering and though it will be virtual this year we still plan on making the best yet. Our speakers, seminars, round tables, entertainer showcases, a trade show and the Ovations! Awards provide an unparalleled opportunity to meet your peers from around the state while learning from experts.
The Oregon Festivals & Events Association is designed to make life easier for event people of all kinds. OFEA is composed of event producers, sponsors, entertainers, volunteers, vendors and suppliers from throughout the state. Together, we share information, resources and contacts to make our events more successful.
Originally formed in the late 1990s as an affiliate of the International Festivals & Events Association, the OFEA later became a stand-alone organization focusing on the Oregon events industry. It is led by a board composed of events professionals and volunteers, and is staffed by an executive director. Committees and advisory teams are assembled from time to time as needed.
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