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Reopening Plan Development Workshop Added to 2020 “Virtual” Event Safety Summit

PLSN Staff • News • October 22, 2020

The event is online-only this year.

USA – Event Safety Alliance (ESA), organizers of the annual Event Safety Summit, which is online this year due to the ongoing pandemic, announced a new addition to the lineup of educational sessions. Titled “Planning Through Tough Times: Figuring Out Your Covid 19 Response,” the session is led by safety consultant and Event Safety Alliance Canada president Janet Sellery. This 3-hour workshop will include an overview of relevant resources, segment-focused small group activities, and live Q&A. The online event runs from Dec. 7-11.

More details from the Event Safety Alliance (www.eventsafetyalliance.org):

We all long to return to our venues and events as they were in the “before times”. While some activities have resumed, there is still much uncertainty about when and how to safely reopen as the science around COVID-19 evolves. Effective health and safety protocols are essential for successful events in this “New Abnormal”, and plans must be customized to reflect the user’s unique needs, challenges, opportunities, and jurisdictional requirements.

To assist event operators in kickstarting the reopening process, we’ve added an important new session to close out this year’s Event Safety Summit program.

“Planning Through Tough Times: Figuring Out Your COVID-19 Response”

Led by safety consultant and Event Safety Alliance Canada President Janet Sellery, this 3-hour workshop will include an overview of relevant resources, segment-focused small group activities, and live Q&A. You’ll emerge with tools, tips, and a planning framework to organize your response with a view towards resuming events safely and responsibly, regardless of their size or type.

More details from ESA about this year’s Event Safety Summit:

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.

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