2017 Convention
 

Kansas Fairs & Festivals
2017 Convention Schedule
Topeka Ramada
420 SE 6th Avenue • Topeka, Ks

Friday
8:30 am KFFA Board Meeting (Mansion Gold Room)
10:00 am KSF Board Meeting (Mansion Dining Room)
12:00 pm Registration Begins (Main Lobby)
1:00 - 5:00 pm Silent Auction Check-in (Mansion Library Room)
1:00 pm KSF Foundation Board Meeting (Mansion Gold Room)
2:00 pm  Workshop – Topic -  Kansas Sales Tax, How they affect your event.
Presenter: Robert Adcock, Kansas Dept of Revenue Madison Ballroom (Lower Level)
3:00 pm Workshop – Topic – Volunteers
Presenter: IAFE CyberSeminar (Live Video Feed with Indiana Assoc of Fairs)
Jefferson Room (Lower Level)
Break (Lower Level) - Sponsored By Evans Midland Empire Shows &                         Grandstand Attractions Inc.
 4:00 pm Workshop – Topic –  Kansas Amusement Ride Act
Presenter: Kansas Department of Labor Madison Ballroom Room (Lower Level)
 5:00 pm   Hospitality (1 hr. Only) – Atrium (ticket required) Sponsored by Ramada Convention Center
Trade Show Opens – Fountain Rooms/Atrium/Grand Ballroom 
Silent Auction - Grand Ballroom    
6 :00 pm  Reception (Light Meal) Throughout Atrium/Grand Ballroom –(with cash bar)
7- 9:00 pm   Showcasing – (Regency Ballroom)
9:00 pm  Visit with Associates

Saturday
7:30 am  Breakfast Buffet (Ticket Required) (Regency Ballroom)
7:30 am - 10   Registration Open
8:30 am  Opening Ceremony  (Regency Ballroom)
National Anthem -
Welcome – Carole Fry, President
Introductions of Guest –
Introductions of Board Members
Memorials – Charles Atkinson, Exec. Director
Mini Workshop - Video
Topic – Ted Talk: Simon Sinek
How Great Leaders inspire Action

9:30 am    Associates Meeting (All Associate Members) - Parlor B (2nd Floor)

9:45 am   Coffee Break (Downstairs) Sponsored by Visit Topeka, Inc.

10:00 am  Business Session - Jefferson Room (Lower Level)
    Carole Fry, President  presiding
Minutes 2016 Convention – Ty Lewick, Secretary
Financial & Audit Report – Kay Parks, Treasure
Reports of Committees
Membership –  Angie Clark, Chm
Grievance – Robert Knitter, Chm
Scholarship – Ed Umphenour, Chm
               Bylaws – Charles Atkinson, Ex Dir.
KFFA Caucuses – Charles Atkinson, Executive Director
Election of Directors
Introduction of Directors
Adjournment of Business Meeting

REPORTS
International Association of Fairs &
Expos UpdateAngie Clark, Board Member
Kansas State Fair Report – Susan Sankey, General Manager, KSF      
Kansas FFA Report -
Kansas 4-H Report- Dr. Daryl Buchholz, Associate Director   
                   Extension & Applied Research, KSU
Speaker –  Linda Chezem
Topic: Animal Laws

10:00 am     Trade Show Opens – (Fountain Rooms/Atrium/Grand Ballroom)
Silent Auction - Grand Ballroom 

11:45 am - Hall of Fame Luncheon – Ticket Required (Regency Ballroom)
Introduction of Hall of Fame Inductees
Hall of Fame Group Photo (after adjournment of luncheon)

        Keynote Speaker:
               Roger Radley, Comedian
                      Sponsored by Visit Topeka, Inc &   
                               Kansas Fairs & Festivals Assoc

A - Topic – The Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Presenter: Ron Diamond Jefferson Room (Lower Level)
B – Topic –  Emergency Command System
Presenter: Kansas Division of
                                 Emergency Management  Madison Ballroom (Lower Level)
C -  Topic –  To Be Announced (See information Packet) Parlor B (2nd Floor)
D – Topic -   Contracts & Riders. What to look for.
Presenter: Gary Parr Mansion Dining Room            

2:30 pm  Ice Cream Break -
              Sponsored by Rixstine Recognition &
                                   Aaron’s - Rent to Own

2:30 pm Trade Show Continues – (Fountain Rooms/Atrium/Grand Ballroom)
Silent Auction – (Grand Ballroom

2:45 pm  Workshops (Repeat)

 A - Topic – The Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Presenter: Ron Diamond Jefferson Room (Lower Level)
B – Topic –  Emergency Command System
Presenter: Kansas Division of
                                 Emergency Management  Madison Ballroom (Lower Level)
C -  Topic –  To Be Announced (See information Packet) Parlor B (2nd Floor)
D – Topic -   Contracts & Riders. What to look for.
Presenter: Gary Parr Mansion Dining Room            

3:30 pm.    Enjoy the Trade Show, Visit with Associates, and Network with other Fairs

3:30 pm       KFFA Board Meeting (Old & New Members) - (Mansion Gold Room)

4:00 pm  Hospitality (1 hr. Only)  – Atrium (Ticket required) Sponsored by Ramada Convention Center
 
5:00 pm  Evening Dinner – Diamonds & Denim
Introduction of Scholarship Winners
Staats Scholarship –
       Brandy Little, E.G Staats & Co., General Manager

                Ag. Challenge of Champions – Susan Sankey/Charles Atkinson/ Steve Sears
 
A Diamond is Forever - Special Event

6:00 pm     Ag Challenge of Champion Auction -  (Regency Ballroom)

7-9:00 pm   Showcase (Regency Ballroom)

9:00 pm        Visit with Associates – (Fountain Rooms/Atrium/Grand Ballroom)

Sunday

7:45 am  Awards Breakfast – (Regency Ballroom)
8:00 am  Gospel Music (30 Min)
9:00 am Workshop –
            Closing Speaker – Ron Diamond
Topic: Raising your Fair’s Lid
               -Sponsored by Kansas Fairs &
                              Festivals Association (Regency Ballroom)

10:00 am  Closing Ceremony
Presentation of KFFA
Special Awards
Prizes  - Must be present to win
Sponsored by Grand Rental Station,
                                  Independent Talent Agency,
                                  Wagner’s Carnival & KFFA
Introduction of 2017 Officers
Closing Remarks - Executive Director/President

11:00 am   KFFA Board Meeting
                            2017 Board of Directors Photo (Mansion Gold Room)               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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