Grab your tickets now, Earlybird sales end January 15th!
On March 7th and 8th our Event Safety Conference will be full of live event industry knowledge that we highly recommend you explore. This year we're pleased to announce our keynote speaker will be;
Steven A. Adelman, Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance (ESA) and Sports and Entertainment Lawyer/Head of Adelman Law Group, PLLC.
With the ESA, he is one of the authors of the Event Safety Guide, and also chairs the group that is developing a first-of-its-kind ANSI standard for Crowd Management at live events.
His national law practice focuses on risk management and litigation regarding safety and security at live events, and he also serves as an expert witness in crowd-related lawsuits. His monthly "Adelman on Venues" newsletter covers current issues in the live event and venue industry, and he frequently appears in national and local media to provide analysis of sports and entertainment incidents.
Steven's keynote will explore Mayhem at Events, and How to Prevent (Some of) It.
We also have some fantastic content lined up which you won't want to miss. More session announcements coming soon!
This presentation will review the event planning process for the vigil, the public safety and security measures implemented following the incident, the emergency response coordination, along with the City resources that were mobilized in support. Never in the City's history, has an event of this magnitude been undertaken within a 72 hour planning cycle.
The Threat of Counter Terrorism and Its Impact on Crowds in Emergencies
Modern terrorism is now a fact of life that we must live with and plan for. But, do all our counter terrorism measures stand up to scrutiny?
In this session we will consider the additional risks that such measures bring to an event and discuss whether the terrorism threat is as great as the threat from some of those measures. Examining some major events in UK, we will also examine human behaviours in such emergencies as well as in other crises at events and discuss why people often do not do as we might expect!
Complimentary Naloxone Training
This course provides a solid understanding of opioids, neurophysiology of opioid addiction, how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and Naloxone pharmacology. In addition to this attendees will participate in a hands-on practice session learning how to deliver the opioid overdose reversal drug ‘Naloxone’. By the end of the session, attendees will be able to describe what opioids are and their effects on the body/brain. They will be able to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and know how to deliver Naloxone in an emergency. Every attendee will receive a free Take Home Naloxone (THN) kit.
Detection and Care of Concussions in Performing Arts Venues
In light of the popularity of performing arts as an occupational pursuit and the relatively sparse injury care access for those in the profession, this workshop will highlight the essential information needed for non-medical personnel to recognize possible concussions so these injuries can be referred for appropriate care. Preventive measures that may reduce the likelihood of theatre personnel sustaining a concussion will be discussed, along with ideas for establishing partnerships between qualified healthcare practitioners and theatre, film, and entertainment related occupational settings. Attendees will also leave the session equipped to promote implementation of a concussion management protocol in their workplace.
The 'New View' of Health and Safety: A Cautionary Tale -
This session will introduce attendees to the 'new view' of safety. Embraced by unions and safety regulators around the world, this new movement is based on three key principles: - Workers are a solution to be harnessed rather than a problem to be controlled - Safety cannot be measured by the 'absence of its opposite' using injury rates - Safety is a moral obligation -- NOT a bureaucratic exercise.
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Don't forget, your conference ticket includes free industry training (Firearms Training or Occupational First-Aid [places very limited]) plus a discounted rate on Eric Stuart's extremely popular Crowd Safety workshop.