APRA Conference & Trade Show
Workshops and Tours
Friday, August 30, 2013 • Scottsdale Fairmont Princess
Achieving Zero Waste Events and Facilities
ASU Recycling Program Manager
"In the long term, economic sustainability depends on ecological sustainability." - America’s Living Oceans
Lately, many organizations are setting “Zero Waste” goals in their programs and events in which they implement. Alana Levine, at ASU, has been very successful in this venture and has agreed to share her wealth of knowledge and best practices in this environmentally friendly 3 hour work session.
This in-depth workshop will provide you the tools necessary to assess current programs, set appropriate goals and benchmark progress. Attendees will be given information and best practices to plan, pilot, implement and benchmark Zero Waste Programs and Events. You will leave with information on how to market and communicate Zero Waste efforts in your respective agencies and give you a variety of programs that work! Don’t want to miss this!
Alana Levine has over 18 years of experience in environmental activism and recycling. She has run recycling and solid waste programs for The University of Arizona, MIT in Cambridge, and now for ASU.
Making Your Community Festivals BetterVern Biaett, CFEE
Faculty Associate, Arizona State University
“Experience is a good teacher, but not the best teacher – event managers all grow and gain experience with time … the real question is are they getting better?”
There are thousands of governmental or non-profit organizations that include community festivals as part of their programming, but how many maximize their revenues, effectively use their events to grab public attention, or provide truly great experiences for their stakeholders? Vern, who produced events for 35 years as a leisure services practitioner, much of that managing major festivals in Phoenix and Glendale, and is currently part of the ASU Special Event Certificate program, has designed this workshop with one goal … to make festivals, and those who produce them, better!
The workshop will focus on finances … cost-revenue management, sponsorship, and revenue generation. It will focus on marketing … promotion and communication. It will focus on program planning … understanding what festivity is about and how to design experience. It will focus on much more than the basics … not just how to do these things, but how to do these things better.
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