Central FL Education Meeting - 092223
Events: Hot Topics
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Join your fellow Central Florida professionals for a day of learning and networking!
8:30-9am: Check in
9-10a: Larger Scale Events/Partnerships
Session will discuss Tampa’s framework for coordinating different types of special events. The content will provide perspective for scenarios involving outside event promoters utilizing city space, co-produced or partnered events, and national or one-time events.
10-11am: Sponsorships – Turning park amenities into fundraising opportunities
Learn how to turn park amenities into fundraising opportunities by engaging local businesses and organizations to sponsor high-trafficked, and niche market amenities.
11-12pm: Parks and Nature-Based Events
Learn to create nature-related events that are inspiring and engaging for those of all ages. Participants will learn how to use resources for non-formal educational programs to create engaging programs.
12-1p: Lunch & Roundtable Discussion
1-2p: Community Partners and City Buy-In
To have a successful event, you need to have community support and buy in from administration and other departments. This course helps you make it happen.
2-3p: Event Marketing on a Budget
Do you have a tight budget or a small staff team? Here are some free or inexpensive ways to maximize your marketing engagement over various platforms.
Tony Mulkey, Interim Director, Tampa Parks & Recreation
Mikah Collins, Program Coordinator, Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation
Alice Herden, Recreation Program Specialist, Citrus County Parks and Recreation
Kara Piehl, Special Events Coordinator, Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts
Ashley Harter, Special Event and Volunteer Coordinator, City of Tarpon Springs Recreation