A Timely Topic is a one-week deep dive into a current trend or an emerging issue for festivals and events. It can be taken in combination with the full course or on its own.

Sustainable Practices for Festivals and Events

Festival organizers and event producers are under pressure to minimize the environmental impact of their festivals and events, while also considering attendees’ needs and expectations. This Timely Topic provides a comprehensive introduction to the key elements of festival sustainability and serves as a guide for festival organizers and event producers to create environmentally and socially responsible events. The one-week course covers waste management, energy and water usage, transportation, and community engagement.

Course dates

November 4-8, 2024

Course fees*

Early Bird Pricing ($99) through October 24, 2024
Regular Pricing ($149) starting October 25
*Free registration with discount code if you first register for the Festival and Event Management Online Course

Course instructor

Xinyi Qian

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Cancellation policy

Tourism Center has a no refund policy for online courses. It may be possible to transfer the registration to someone if you are not able to attend. Please contact Xinyi Qian, Director of the Tourism Center.

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Section Title
Sustainable Practices for Festivals and Events
Online, self paced
Nov 04, 2024 to Nov 08, 2024
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
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Tourism Center has a "no refunds" policy. However, if you find you are unable to attend, contact Xinyi Qian (qianx@umn.edu), Tourism Center Director, to get approval to transfer registration to a different person.

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