2020 Event Safety Summit

  • 07/12/2020, 11:00 - 17:00 - 11/12/2020
  • Webinar
  • 5 days

As a result of the ‘New Abnormal’ we’ve been living through since March, health and safety is more in the spotlight than ever before. Issues we thought we understood have been complicated by the need for social distancing, face coverings, and new sanitary standards. Once we figure out how to reopen safely, the issue of economic viability must be addressed. This is on top of the usual concerns such as crowd management, production safety, employee training, contracts, and insurance. While most of us wait for our opportunity to return, the time to start preparing is NOW.

Since we cannot physically be together, this year’s Event Safety Summit will be held entirely online. And since there is so much to discuss, we have scheduled an entire week of conversations with subject matter experts, including opportunities to chat with them directly.

The program features more than two dozen sessions, live Q&A with presenters, virtual networking opportunities, an exhibitor area, and more. Best of all, you won’t have to miss a moment because all sessions will be accessible for 30 days after the event, so you can catch up on the action at a time that is right for you.

Registration for this five-day virtual event is just $99 for ESA members, $125 for non-members. Members will also receive year-round access to the Summit content and an exclusive discounted rate for our (hopefully live) 2021 Event Safety Summit.

PROGRAM AGENDA (Subject to change)

Current Sessions Include:

  • Take it Outside: Considerations for Outdoor Events
  • The Basics of Risk Management and Safety in the Next Normal
  • COVID-19: Where are we going, and what can we do?
  • Safety Leadership
  • The Performer’s Role in Safety
  • Event Insurance in a Post-COVID World
  • Crowd Dynamics and Evacuation Theory (Beginner & Advanced Sessions)
  • Documentation for Increased Safety
  • Safe Rigging Workshop
  • Fundamentals of Tent Safety
  • The Art of Your Deal: Explaining the Contract Language You See Every Day
  • Global Roundtable: Major Events
  • Staying Safe While Getting Loud: Understanding SPL, Sound Exposure and Loudness Perception in Concert Sound
  • Calling All Crows Sexual Harassment Training Preview
  • The Fundamentals of Performer Flying Safety
  • Top 10 Theatrical Safety Terrors and How to Tame Them
  • The Human Element: Unpacking the New DIME-ICE Model of Crowd Management
  • Nothing More Costly than Something Free: Fostering a Safe and Effective Volunteer Workforce
  • The Language of Safety
  • Crisis Communications for the Live Event Industry
  • When in Rome: What to Know Before you Go to a New-to-you Venue
  • To Play, or Not to Play: Decision-Making for the 2020 NCAA Football Season
  • Touring in the New Abnormal
  • In the Bubble: Teachable Moments from the NBA's Experience in Orlando
  • Planning Through Tough Times: Figuring Out Your COVID-19 Response (Live Planning Workshop); and more...
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