July 16 – 18, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton
Chicago, IL

Why Attend
Foundations Entertainment University has been the first step in the entrepreneurial path for many entering the family and leisure entertainment industry, as well as being the go-to seminar for those looking to revitalize their locations and learn how to make their businesses more successful and profitable.

Foundations is the longest running FEC focused training program and has been educating those new to the business, industry veterans, and entertainment suppliers for over 17 years. We’ve seen over 1,500 graduates and more than 290 Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) complete the program.

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“This seminar is something I think everyone in the family entertainment industry needs to attend. I wish I had done this two years ago, before I opened my facilities. There is no doubt about it, what Frank and his crew are teaching me is going to make me more profitable and successful. It’s a no brainer! You have to come to [Foundations].”  – Chad Register, Co-Owner Adrenaline Entertainment Centers, FL, OH, PA, and SC

What You Can Expect
At Foundations we focus on content and the building blocks necessary for success in this industry. Foundations is a comprehensive educational workshop and seminar program covering all aspects of planning, designing, developing and operating a location-based entertainment business or family entertainment center (FEC) for long term success. Learn more

Attendees will tap into over 200 years of combined experience and expertise from six of the industry’s top consultants and operators to eliminate the steep learning curve and avoid the mistakes of less fortunate past companies who are struggling to survive or have closed. You’ll also have a lot of fun, including behind the scenes tours and time to network at an area family entertainment centers.

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Our Presenters:
• Frank ‘the Crank’ Seninsky – Amusement Entertainment Management
• Jerry Merola – Amusement Entertainment Management
• Frank Price – Birthday University / FL Price
• Doug Wilkerson – Dynamic Designs
• Kevin Williams – KWP Ltd
• Peter Olesen – Entertainment Concepts

Along with our industry-renowned speakers, we will be welcoming two guest speakers in Chicago:

  • Sherry Howell, Brand Engagement Director – CenterEdge Software
  • Jim Howell, President & Co-Founder – Perky’s Pizza

Invest in Your Success

  • Early Bird Registration Ends July 1 – $395
  • Regular Registration after July 1 – $495
  • Additional attendees from the same company – 50% discount


What this could mean? Foundations University is the one place you can learn the realities about the out of home family entertainment industry. Each of our speakers may have a different way to get you from Point A (planning or expanding) to Point B (getting funded and opened), but learning about the challenges and pitfalls along the way can save you many thousands of wasted dollars (including your time) and show you the path to long term profitability. You will learn more about this great industry in 3-days than you can learn in two years of visiting FEC’s and copying old outdated practices and business models.

The Chicago Program usually fills up quickly. Attendance is limited to 35.  Call me or email me directly with any questions:  Frank ‘the Crank’ Seninsky [email protected] – Cell 732-616-5345.