Are you a business owner or professional in marketing, PR, and communications? New this year SFDF is introducing an educational element to our festival. Focusing on business development in areas such as “How to build an international network”, “Why a cohesive brand is important”, “How to manage your online reputation” and “The importance of communications”; this is a weekend open to all professionals who want to expand their knowledge in marketing.

This conference will benefit all creative industries, including entrepreneurs, photographers, designers, also, event, fashion or music professionals. The Sunday lineup features workshops tailored for designers, boutiques, models and photographers to advance their industry knowledge and gain tactical skills they can put to work immediately. Join us November 5th and 6th at the Delta Bessborough!  


SFDF Conference and Workshops

Saturday, November 5th - MARKETING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

1:00-2:00pm Wayne Grund, Surface and Vision Salon Spa // How to Build an International Network

2:00-3:00pm Fancy // How to Build Your Brand, Logo Design, Website Design and Marketing Plan

3:00-4:00pm Michael Tastad, Vendasta Technologies // How to Manage Your Online Reputation, Reviews and Marketing

4:00-5:00pm Susan Busse, Susan Busse PR and Alisha Edgelow, CBC Saskatchewan // Let’s Talk about Marketing and Communication

*$40 for the full day ($10 Per Session). Added bonus! Conference delegates will receive 20% all festival events with proof of ticket purchase.


Sunday, November 6th - INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

1:00-1:30pm Alex Simon, White Dhalia by Dutch Growers // Merchandising

1:30-2:00pm Samantha Carnduff, Sandbox in the City // Merchandising

2:00-3:00pm Nikki van Duyvendyk, White Dhalia by Dutch Growers // What Buyers are Looking for

3:00-4:00pm Designer Experience Melissa Squire Fashion Design and Laurie Brown Fashion Design // Let's Talk about Being a Designer in YXE

*FREE to attend. Please reserve your spot, reservations are limited.


PHOTOGRAPHERS

In conjunction to those above on Sunday, November 6th in the Adam Ballroom we will have photography workshop lead by Erin Crooks from noon-2pm. 

*FREE to attend. Please reserve your spot, reservations are limited.


MODELS

In conjunction to those above on Sunday, November 6th in the Adam Ballroom we will offer a model workshop lead by Stray Modelling Agency from noon- 2pm

*$20 workshop fee.