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      AIF Presents: Festival Congress 2019 in Sheffield

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      November 6, 2019

      Wednesday  10:00 AM

      Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
      Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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      AIF Presents: Festival Congress 2019

      The Festival Congress is AIF’s annual flagship event and the largest gathering of independent festivals in the UK, with over 400 industry delegates expected to attend in 2019. Following five consecutive sold-out events from the event’s inception in 2014, the Congress has rapidly evolved to become a fixture and must attend event in the festival industry calendar. This year, Festival Congress is once again taking place in Sheffield. The conference element will be held across both the Abbeydale Picturehouse Cinema & Social, and the evening celebration/awards at 92 Burton Road, followed by an after show party. The conference has a progressive and innovative format, including high profile keynotes, engaging panel sessions, TED x style quick fire talks, breakout workshops and fireside chats with experts and inspiring personalities from across the festival and events world.  Previous speakers have included: Jude Kelly OBE (Former Artistic Director, Southbank Centre), John McGrath (Artistic Director, Manchester International Festival), Fabien Riggall (Founder and Director, Secret Cinema), Huw Stephens (Radio One/Sŵn Festival), Zac Fox (Kilimanjaro Live), Simon Parkes (Founder, Brixton Academy), Professor Tim O’Brien (Jodrell Bank Observatory), Dr Julia Jones (Found in Music), Dan Wood (COO, UKIE), Pip Rush (Arcadia Spectacular), Dr. Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Zoe London (Blogger), Farhana Aboo (AEI),  Daniel Webb (Everyday Plastic) and many more.For more information on the 2019 programme, please visit our website:  This year we are working with charity Energy Revolution to carbon-balance the travel emissions for Festival Congress, with investment in projects that create clean renewable energy. We are asking everyone attending Congress to choose the most sustainable method of transport; taking public transport or car-sharing wherever possible. Visit to calculate your journey! FAQs Do you have any transport or hotel deals? You can view the transport & accomodation deals here.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No - you can show it on your phone, and we will be running a list at delegate registration.  Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? No - the registered attendee information is used to print our delegate passes, so must match those who attends the event. Can I update my registration information? Yes - just log into your Eventbrite account to update it at any time. This can include transferring a ticket registration to someone else.  How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please email our event manager - 

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