Crowd Safety Symposium 2019 --Lititz, PA
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Crowd Safety Symposium 2019 --Lititz, PA

Event Safety Alliance announces the return of the Crowd Safety Symposium, taking place November 18-19, 2019 at Rock Lititz in Lititz, Pennsylvania. This two-day workshop aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event. It is the first of several supplementary paid learning opportunities to be offered prior to this year’s Event Safety Summit.

Registration is now open exclusively to those signed up for the 2019 Event Safety Summit. Seating for this workshop is extremely limited and is expected sell out quickly. Any remaining seats will be released for public sale in September 2019. 

ABOUT THE CROWD SAFETY SYMPOSIUM

Festivals, concerts, conferences, graduations, and athletic events all share one common characteristic – they all feature crowds. If your work involves planning to accommodate large groups of people, you need to know how to plan to mitigate these risks and keep your crowds safe. The course aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event including emergencies.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

• Understand the main risks in managing crowds.
• Understand the differences between crowd management and crowd control.
• Describe the phases of crowds and their psychology.
• Conduct calculations for flow rates and density for people in crowded places.
• Identify crowd behaviors in emergency situations and how to manage them.
• Understand how to use non-computer models to plan for crowds.
• Understand human behaviors that affect crowds: Route modeling, Normalcy Bias, Dread Theory, De-individuation and the RAS.

WORKSHOP FEE

Registration for each workshop is $235 for ESA members/$260 for non-members. Capacity for each training is extremely limited to ensure an optimal learning experience, so interested persons are encouraged to register early.

COURSE REVIEWS

“Eric went above and beyond with the information. With all the Special Events we approve in the City of Los Angeles his teaching will certainly be used where needed during the approval process.”
Chief John Benn, Los Angeles Fire Department

“This was a fantastic event. I’m taking a lot of what I learned and applying it immediately to my future events. I only hope you all keep doing this so more people can benefit.”
Mike Hanley, Festival Director

“I have been a road security guy since 1992. I started like most as personal protection and moved into security management , and quite frankly have all but given up on the industry . I feel rejuvenated . Eric and this Symposium was amazing.”
Steve 'Sully' Sullivan, Security Director

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2019 Event Safety Summit
Nov
20
to Nov 22

2019 Event Safety Summit

Registration is now open for the Event Safety Alliance’s annual Event Safety Summit, taking place Wednesday, November 20 – Friday, November 22, 2019 at Rock Lititz in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

“Looking Deeper”

All reasonable event professionals want their shows to be safe.  But the meaning of “safe” varies with one’s role, level of experience, and insight about the event’s ultimate goals.  This year’s Event Safety Summit looks deeper at the unique challenges faced by event technicians, managers, and organizers and explores how their individual safety responsibilities influence the overall event environment.

Featuring nearly 30 presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities this year’s Summit makes it easier than ever for attendees to curate a program that fits their individual interests and needs.

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Event Safety Alliance Canada Conference 2019
Apr
3
9:00 AM09:00

Event Safety Alliance Canada Conference 2019

In preparation for the busy 2019 summer event season, I invite you to attend the inaugural Event Safety Alliance Canada Conference.

This conference is designed to provide practical insights for production suppliers, event production companies, festivals and roadhouses, municipalities, colleges and universities, labour organizations, and all those who provide support to the live event industry.

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Mar
21
to Mar 22

Severe Weather Summit 2019

Understanding severe weather is a science all to itself. The Severe Weather Summit will provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to identify and prepare for potential threats, and how to use existing technology and expertise in order to safely handle a severe weather event.

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Feb
18
to Feb 19

Crowd Safety Symposium 2019 -- San Francisco, CA

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Festivals, concerts, conferences, graduations, and athletic events all share one common characteristic – they all feature crowds. If your work involves planning to accommodate large groups of people, you need to know how to plan to mitigate these risks and keep your crowds safe. The course aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event including emergencies.

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Feb
14
to Feb 15

Crowd Safety Symposium 2019 -- Las Vegas, NV

Festivals, concerts, conferences, graduations, and athletic events all share one common characteristic – they all feature crowds. If your work involves planning to accommodate large groups of people, you need to know how to plan to mitigate these risks and keep your crowds safe. The course aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event including emergencies.

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Event Safety Summit 2018
Nov
28
to Nov 30

Event Safety Summit 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.



Pricing

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].


Additional Training Opportunities

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.


Location

 
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Entertainment Electrics Class 2018
Nov
26
to Nov 27

Entertainment Electrics Class 2018

Two-day course covers a wide range of topics starting with basic electricity and circuits to
intermediate and advanced power distribution, electrical safety, codes and regulations. Presented
by ETCP Recognized Trainer and author Richard Cadena. This class covers topics that are listed in the content outline for the ETCP Portable Power Distribution Technician Certification Exam. Day one covers the essentials of electrical circuits and power calculations, and day two covers electrical
safety, power distribution, and codes and regulations.

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Crowd Safety Symposium
Nov
26
to Nov 27

Crowd Safety Symposium

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Event Safety Alliance announces the return of the Crowd Safety Symposium, taking place November 26-27, 2018 at Rock Lititz in Lititz, Pennsylvania. This two-day workshop aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event. It is the first of several supplementary paid learning opportunities to be offered prior to this year’s Event Safety Summit. 

Registration is now open exclusively to those signed up for the 2018 Event Safety Summit. Seating for this workshop is extremely limited and is expected sell out quickly. Any remaining seats will be released for public sale in late September 2018.


About the Crowd Safety Symposium

Festivals, concerts, conferences, graduations, and athletic events all share one common characteristic – they all feature crowds. If your work involves planning to accommodate large groups of people, you need to know how to plan to mitigate these risks and keep your crowds safe. The course aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event including emergencies.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

• Understand the main risks in managing crowds.
• Understand the differences between crowd management and crowd control.
• Describe the phases of crowds and their psychology.
• Conduct calculations for flow rates and density for people in crowded places.
• Identify crowd behaviors in emergency situations and how to manage them.
• Understand how to use non-computer models to plan for crowds.
• Understand human behaviors that affect crowds: Route modeling, Normalcy Bias, Dread Theory, De-individuation and the RAS.

WORKSHOP FEE

Registration for each workshops is $235 for ESA members/$260 for non-members. Capacity for each training is extremely limited to ensure an optimal learning experience, so interested persons are encouraged to register early. 


Registration

ESA Members – $235
Non-Members – $260


About the Instructor — Eric Stuart, QPM, BA Hons, UKCMA – Director, Gentian Events

 
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Engaged in Crowd Safety Management for 15 years and working with crowds since 1980, Eric’s 33-year police career in London culminated in a planning role for Notting Hill Carnival and London New Year’s Eve (2005- 2010), with viewing audiences of 1 million and 450k respectively. As Chief of Staff for the planning and delivery of the 70-day London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, he was involved with the selection of all members of the team and was the sole member engaged to see the event through from initial planning through delivery and debrief.

His recent work includes supporting clients with the crowd safety challenges caused by the recent spate of terror attacks, as well as working with the UK government’s National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) to provide an appropriate response and advice to those emerging threats.

Eric writes and delivers crowd safety plans at events from major music festivals to motorsports and from large carnival processions to New Year’s Eve fireworks displays, working with private organizers, police and local authorities to achieve mutual understanding of one another’s roles in keeping crowds safe.

He holds a BA (Hon) degree in Crowd Safety Management and, in addition to training others undergoing the same degree at Buckinghamshire New University, teaches courses in the UK, US, and Canada for emergency services, local authorities and private companies where crowded places require careful crowd management in both normal and emergency situations. Eric is keen to ensure there is a better balance between the mathematics, physics and human behaviors when planning for crowds.


Lodging

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

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Entertainment Rigging Workshop 2018
Nov
26
to Nov 27

Entertainment Rigging Workshop 2018

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The job of the entertainment rigger has become more and more complicated as the live event industry has grown exponentially over the last three decades. As the loads have become larger, the margin of error has become smaller. Experience alone cannot prepare today’s riggers for the ever expanding challenges faced in the theatres, arenas, studios, festivals, and ballrooms used to produce live entertainment events. Through Entertainment Rigging Sessions you can obtain that necessary education to partner with YOUR experience, allowing you to pursue increased work volume and safer rigging practices.

In this two-day course, you will be taught topics ranging from the basics to advanced practices of entertainment rigging. From proper hardware selection and inspection to load calculations and proper workplace safety, the session will help you learn how to work safer, faster and better.

This course counts toward 14 renewal credits for ETCP Certified Electricians and ETCP Certified Riggers.

Preparing to take either ETCP rigging exam? Our sessions cover topics that are listed in the content outlines for the ETCP Rigger–Arena and Rigger–Theatre certification exams and may be helpful when studying for a certification examination.

Note: There is an 8 person minimum to conduct this course. Should this number not be met, your registration fee will be refunded in full.


Registration

ESA Members – $450
Non-Members – $475

Note: While ESA is hosting this training as part of our Event Safety Summit programing, this is not an ESA training and is therefore not eligible for education credit redemption.


About the Instructor — Ethan Gilson

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Ethan Gilson, a graduate of Emerson College (1998, BFA, Design Technology – Lighting), has 25+ years of experience working in the entertainment rigging and lighting industry.  He began his career as an equipment specialist/technician, and, upon completing his degree, took on the role of lighting designer at Advanced Lighting and Production Services, Inc. (ALPS).  As his career developed, Gilson distinguished himself as a rigging specialist—designing rigging systems for portable and permanent installations.  Today, he is the ETCP (Entertainment Technicians Certification Program) Rigging Specialist for 4Wall Entertainment. Gilson has worked in venues of diverse size and function including, but not limited to: hotel ballrooms, Las Vegas convention centers and arenas, New York theatres, and outdoor festivals.

Gilson has been inspecting theaters and arenas of all sizes throughout the United States since 2006.  In 2005, he received one of the first certificates granted by the ETCP in Arena and Theatre Rigging  (Cert. # 0048).  Gilson has established himself as an authority in the field, and since 2014, has served as an ETCP Rigging Certification Subject Matter Expert, a position which includes designing questions for certification exams.  Gilson’s national reputation has lead him to serve as chair to several ESTA (Entertainment Services and Technology Association) task groups, whose goals are to establish ANSI standards for safety in the industry in the areas of fall arrest and suspended rigging. Gilson is OSHA 10 certified (Cert. # 002371128). He continues his own education through trainings such as: ETC factory trained installation/technician of Prodigy Hoists, Tomcat U, Mountain Productions Hoist School. 

In 2012, Gilson became an ETCP Recognized Trainer and launched Entertainment Rigging Sessions to prepare today’s riggers for the industry’s explosive growth and to promote safety standards throughout it. These sessions are recognized by the ETCP as qualifying instruction for certification/re-certification. Gilson is a member of the Event Safety Alliance and its Safety Summit Core Development Committee, whose goal is to coordinate with the ETCP to promote safety, training, and certification throughout the industry.  Gilson has partnered with manufacturers such as Total Structures, the annual LDI trade show, the Event Safety Alliance, various colleges/universities, unions, and local manufacturers to provide educational rigging sessions, tailoring sessions to meet the needs of each class.  Gilson continues to stay abreast of the latest technology and advances in the industry, sharing this knowledge with his students. Recently, Vectorworks has requested Gilson’s services to speak, as a user, with distributors about their new Braceworks software.


Lodging

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

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Apr
5
to Apr 17

ESA Presents: Crowd Safety Symposium

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Festivals, concerts, conferences, graduations, and athletic events all share one common characteristic – they all feature crowds. If your work involves planning to accommodate large groups of people, you need to know how to plan to mitigate these risks and keep your crowds safe.

To provide an in-depth look at the details of crowd safety planning, Event Safety Alliance welcomes UK-based crowd management expert Eric Stuart for four regional two-day workshops:

CROWD SAFETY: COMBINING MATH, PHYSICS, PSYCHOLOGY, AND BEHAVIORS TO ACHIEVE SAFE OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event including emergencies.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

• Understand the main risks in managing crowds.
• Understand the differences between crowd management and crowd control.
• Describe the phases of crowds and their psychology.
• Conduct calculations for flow rates and density for people in crowded places.
• Identify crowd behaviors in emergency situations and how to manage them.
• Understand how to use non-computer models to plan for crowds.
• Understand human behaviors that affect crowds: Route modeling, Normalcy Bias, Dread Theory, De-individuation and the RAS.

LOCATIONS

Workshops will be held in Chicago, ILNashville, TNAustin, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. Please see column at right for dates and registration links.

WORKSHOP FEE

Registration for each workshops is $235 for ESA members/$260 for non-members. Capacity for each training is extremely limited to ensure an optimal learning experience, so interested persons are encouraged to register early. For additional information, please email info@eventsafetyalliance.org

About the Instructor

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Eric Stuart, QPM, BA Hons, UKCMA – Director, Gentian Events

Engaged in Crowd Safety Management for 15 years and working with crowds since 1980, Eric’s 33-year police career in London culminated in a planning role for Notting Hill Carnival and London New Year’s Eve (2005- 2010), with viewing audiences of 1 million and 450k respectively. As Chief of Staff for the planning and delivery of the 70-day London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, he was involved with the selection of all members of the team and was the sole member engaged to see the event through from initial planning through delivery and debrief.

His recent work includes supporting clients with the crowd safety challenges caused by the recent spate of terror attacks, as well as working with the UK government’s National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) to provide an appropriate response and advice to those emerging threats.

Eric writes and delivers crowd safety plans at events from major music festivals to motorsports and from large carnival processions to New Year’s Eve fireworks displays, working with private organizers, police and local authorities to achieve mutual understanding of one another’s roles in keeping crowds safe.

He holds a BA (Hon) degree in Crowd Safety Management and, in addition to training others undergoing the same degree at Buckinghamshire New University, teaches courses in the UK, US, and Canada for emergency services, local authorities and private companies where crowded places require careful crowd management in both normal and emergency situations. Eric is keen to ensure there is a better balance between the mathematics, physics and human behaviors when planning for crowds.

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