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There is so much to gain from the 2014 Arts Festival Conference, whether you’re an artist new to the Arts Festival world, or a seasoned pro. Maybe you’re an art festival organizer or just simply want to know more about the what’s and how’s of festivals. The ZAPP team definitely wants you at this great professional development experience, but we’re realistic: We know it can take some creative accounting to make a budget for investing in yourself.

We’re offering early-bird pricing until June 1, 2014 — that’s plenty of time to plan and make your trip a reality!

Here are three tips that can help get you to our one-of-a-kind Conference in August!

1. Make a budget
Know how much it’s going to cost ahead of time so you don’t have any surprises. Here are some standard conference travel and lodging costs you can expect:

2. Take advantage of the early-bird rate
The early-bird rate is only good for the first 60 days registration is open.

3. Pay attention to your many flight options
The Internet makes it easy to keep tabs on flight prices, times, and airport options to secure the best deals.

Bonus tip: Book your hotel stay today to secure the best room choices
We’ve reserved rooms at the luxurious Benson Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in Portland. The hotel is the closest property to the Art in the Pearl and we’ve been assured that reservations have priority:

Note: Rooms may be booked online at the discounted rate of $159 per night for guests staying Aug. 27-29. To make reservations beginning or ending after these dates, please email or call the hotel directly to book.

We’re really excited about our sixth Arts Festival Conference! We offer some great networking opportunities as well as professional development specifically pertaining to the art fair and festival field.

Join us! Visit to register today!