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Cynthia Wisehart on Event Safety Alliance

Today as we go to press, the Event Safety Alliance announced the postponement of their hybrid 3-day December 2021 event to March 22-24, 2021 on the campus of Rock Lititz in Lititz, Pennsylvania. The Alliance will provide a 15% discount on in-person registrations through December 31, 2021. This discount will be applied automatically at purchase.

At a time when event safety is a going concern, the Alliance and its partners Intact Insurance Specialty Partners and Take1 Insurance have a lot of education to offer. However the real-world, in-person concerns of their members take precedence, says Event Safety Alliance President Jim Digby. “We take the opinions, and the health and safety, of our members very, very seriously.”

According to Digby, the move  to March 22-24, 2022 at Rock Lititz will allow ESA to deliver the full in-person summit experience. The program will include both in-person and virtual attendance options.

The Event Safety Alliance has long been a leader in planning for life safety, natural disasters, and other perils of the live event industry. Over the past nearly two years, they have seen their mission expanded by the unique, unprecedented, and evermoving target that is Covid. The planned agenda reflected those changes along with other time-honored and emerging concerns of event safety. Agenda sessions are planned on topics such as: insurance policy exclusions and limitations; how to explain safety requirements to guests; labor shortages; codes and standards; safety training; sustainability; harm reduction; fire; cyber security; accessibility; neighbor relations; and climate change among others.

So here’s the pitch from me. These can be very interesting topics if they are important to your business. Please consider registering before December 31st for this event if this is something you support. As any event professional knows, early registration dollars help drive the event program and determine what can be planned and actually executed.

The Alliance is also planning interim virtual programming to be delivered in December.

For those of you who are enjoying the return to producing, working, and attending live events, I just say Hallelujah, stay safe, and let your creativity lead you—we’re not going back, we’re going forward.

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