Festival and Event Planning

Gary “Festival Nomad” McWilliams

About 30 years ago, I was asked what I knew about festivals. At that point, I thought that I knew a lot. Since then, I found out that I didn’t know quite as much as I thought I did.

However, throughout these years, I have helped create 3 successful events; worked with several international fundraising organizations; been a consultant to several events, and have helped promote, through Ontario Visited, hundreds of communities and their events.

With this knowledge, I decided to formulate a “Festival/Event Development” instructional program.

The result, after several years of research and consultation, is our “Event Development Instruction Series“.

This is a four (4) module program that takes event organizers from the initial event development stage through the planning and implementation stage to the final event wrap-up.

Each module contains an event development manual, an event development workbook and an event development PowerPoint presentation.

This instructional series will be of benefit to both new event organizers and to event organizers who wish to restart, upgrade or refresh their event.

The video shown below is a brief outline of the “Event Development Instruction Series“.