Future-Proofing Your Fair
A provocative, inspiring, funny and
thought-provoking session, "Future-Proofing Your Fair" recounts the journey of the
Fair & Expo
in Oregon as they moved from the brink of bankruptcy to
sustainable fiscal strength
and community leadership by applying “Future-Proofing” ideas and concepts that will work for any fair. Community
expectations have changed, and fairs must change to survive. It takes the entire
fair family to “Future-Proof” successfully, and Jim will show you how they did
it. This talk is perfect for Fair Managers, Board Members, and Service Members alike.
Jim is currently serving on the Jackson County Fair & Expo Board (President),
Southern Oregon University Foundation Board, and the Northwest
Telecommunications Association Board (President). Past boards include Ashland
Chamber of Commerce (President), Asante Foundation, JPR, and the Software
Association of Oregon.
Jim has been an all day, every day volunteer at
the fair for the last 20 years. He created the
at the fair that introduced the internet to Southern Oregon and
evolved every year for 15 years.
Jim is the President & CEO of Project A
, a global ecommerce digital agency and software developer, founded with his wife in 1990. He is also President and CEO of Ashland Home Net, Ashland’s largest Internet Service Provider (ISP), Cable TV and Phone company. As an innovator, public speaker and educator, Jim has a best-selling app in the app store, “Art Authority,” and has created community services such as TodayInAshland.com