Registration is Now Open for the 2019 Event Safety Summit

With a slate of more than 30 presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities already on the schedule, entertainment industry insurance solutions provider Take1 Insurance and the Event Safety Alliance have announced that registration is now open for the 2019 Event Safety Summit.

The 2019 three-day event, presented by Take1 Insurance, will take place Nov. 20-22, 2019, at Rock Lititz in Lititz, PA, with pre-summit training courses also being offered on Nov. 18-19 for those interested in delving deeper into specific subject areas.

“Looking Deeper is the theme of the 2019 Event Safety Summit because, in light of continuing tragedies within our industry, it’s important that we address safety concerns at the positional as well as cultural level,” says Event Safety Alliance Chairman and President Jim Digby. “The Event Safety Summit audience is diverse, and the issues faced by a promoter are not necessarily the same as those faced by a rigger, tour manager, or security professional. We’ve expanded this year’s program to allow for deeper dives into specific areas of concern while still maintaining the Summit’s focus on the cultural issues that affect us all.”

According to Digby, a sampling of the topics that will be addressed at the 2019 Event Safety Summit include:

• Improving Safety Compliance
• Holding Ourselves Accountable Through Policy and Influence
• Electrocution — Causes and Prevention
• Sexual Violence — Recognize it and Prevent It
• Safely Constructing an LED Screen
• Building the Foundation of Situational Awareness
• Decisions & Consequences: When the Right Things Go Wrong
• Scaffolding Design, Installation and Management
• Control Room Design & Operations
• Inspection Procedures
• Event Security for Nervous Times
• CPR/AED/First Aid Training
• Best Practices in Corporate Safety
• SWOT Analysis for Live Events
• Professional Self Defense for Dummies
• Rigging Hardware Inspection for Safe Use
• Interaction of Pyrotechnics and SFX on Rigging Systems
• The Fundamentals of Performer Flying Safety
• On Trial: Your Career and Your Reputation

“And, of course, there will be a complete and informative presentation and discussion on the topic of insurance,” says Take1 Executive VP & Program Director Scott Carroll. “No live event is ever complete without having the right kind of insurance coverage in place — coverage that anticipates and understands the majority of risks that are present at live events. In fact, Insurance is one of the most important tools in the tool box of live event professionals.”

The cost to attend the Event Safety Summit is USD$950 for ESA members, $1,150 for non-members, and $900 for ESAT credential holders. The Event Safety Alliance and Bigger Hammer Production Services are offering a 50% discount for students currently enrolled in college, university, or trade programs. Specially priced hotel rooms are available at the Hotel Rock Lititz. Click HERE for hotel information.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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