event Safety Summit '18

Rock Lititz, Lititz, PA | November 28-30 2018



Registration is now open for the Event Safety Alliance’s annual Event Safety Summit, taking place Wednesday, November 28 – Friday, November 30, 2018 at Rock Lititz in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

This year’s event, titled “Designing for Safety: Planning, Creativity, and the Art of Problem Solving” will explore the importance of intentional design when developing safety and operational plans, training, event structures, and careers. Featuring over 20 presentations, workshops, forums, and activities this year’s Event Safety Summit is the most comprehensive and inclusive program to date.

Program Agenda (Subject to Change)

Currently scheduled sessions include:

  • Annoying Acronyms: Demystifying Event Safety Management & Planning

  • Under Pressure: Stress, Health, & Decision Making

  • Safety 101: Living in the Yellow

  • Safety 102: Ok, Now What?

  • Gravity Bites: Rigging Safety for Managers

  • What Could Go Wrong? Risk and Liability at Events

  • Permission to Be Safe

  • Crowd Safety: What’s Throng With This Situation?

  • Event Medical: You are the Cavalry. What’s Next?

  • That’s Not What I Meant! Harassment and Conflict Resolution in the Event Industry

  • Built on Wishes and Dreams: Where Creativity and Engineering Meet

  • We’re On the Same Team: Helping AHJs and Event Organizers Talk to Each Other

  • What Goes Down Must Come Up…Safely

  • Advanced Safety Management: Lost in the Weeds…With an Exit Strategy

  • Safer Event Design: The Pencil is Mightier than the Railing

  • It’s Your Show, But it’s OUR house (Venue Safety Group)

  • Mud Baths and Mosh Pits (Festival Safety Group)

  • To Be or Not to Be? (Theater Safety Group)

  • Sales, Suits, and Safety (Corporate/Meetings Safety Group)

  • Is Your Weather Great? Just Wait 5 Minutes!


Registration for the Event Safety Summit is $1,050 for members/$1,250 for non-members and includes materials, lunch, and social activities.

Additionally, those who have registered and/or completed Event Safety Access Training can sign up for the Event Safety Summit for just $950 [Register for ESAT].


For those arriving early, ESA will be hosting a suite of additional paid trainings on Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27. Information on these training will be released in mid-summer.

Seating for these courses will be limited and available on a first come/first served basis. Priority enrollment will be granted to those registered for the Event Safety Summit. Open enrollment for remaining seats will begin on September 15, 2018.

This year’s Summit is expected to fill up quickly. Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in this industry-changing conversation by securing your seat today.



Members – $1,050
Non-Members – $1,250
ESAT Credential Holders – $950 [Register for ESAT]

Registration includes materials, lunch, and social activities



Hotel Rock Lititz is the preferred hotel of the Event Safety Summit. Click here for details and booking information.