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Festival & Event Management Registration

Festival and Event Management Online (February 9-March 20, 2015)
The Fall, 6-week online offering begins on February 9, 2015 and runs through March 20, 2015. Save $100 if you register by January 19, 2015: $499. Starting from January 20, the 6-week offering will be $599. The Timely Topic "Social Media" is included in the price. Register here.

Spring 2015 Timely Topics:
Social Media (March 23 – March 27, 2015). Save $50 if you register by March 2, 2015: $99. Starting from March 3, the price will be $149 (included in full class offering). In this one-week module, students will learn about a variety of applications for social media usage before, during and after an event or festival. This involves briefly reviewing the different social media tools (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram), diving in to assess a number of examples to see what works and what doesn't, examining what is engaging content, and how to measure success. The course will be taught by Adeel Ahmed, an expert on e-marketing at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Register here

Food Safety at Festivals and Events (March 30 – April 3, 2015). Save $50 if you register by March 9, 2015: $99. Starting from March 10, the price will be $149. Festival and event planners will learn key food safety practices and methods to reduce food borne illness risks and ensure a safe event. Topics include your leadership role as an overseer of the event's food vendors, identify and control food safety hazards, licensing requirements for food vendors, and layout and design of event facilities. The course will be taught by four food science experts from the University of Minnesota. Register here