FEB 21 - 23, 2018
We'd like to say a big thank you to our 2018 sponsors, partners, tradeshow exhibitors, presenters, volunteers, and of course attendees. Although the snow cut the wrap-up short, we had incredibly positive feedback from our attendees, were excited by the new connections and ideas cultivated, and have come away feeling inspired - and ready to plan next year with loads of suggestions and ideas.
Your feedback about this year's experience was invaluable and we're busying prepping for the 2019 conference!
ACTSAFE 2018 EVENT SAFETY CONFERENCE
Over the course of two days earlier this winter, subject matter experts discussed various topics, for which you'll find session descriptions below. Available presenter notes, presentations and handouts will be added shortly.
BONUS ADD-ON WORKSHOP
Presenter: Dr Jeff Russell
Presenter: Canadian Actors' Equity Association
Presenter: Anne Nickerson
Event Planning (panel discussion)
Presenters: Harrison Brown, Lori Stewart, Peter Boulanger, Dr. Jeff Russell
Presenters: Angela Drainville, Josh Jansen
Presenter: Janet Sellery
Presenter: Mike Harnett
Presenter: Garry Oker
The Music Festival Chain of Survival: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to the Opioid Crisis and Event Safety (panel discussion)
Host: Adam Lund
Presenter: Al Bieksa
Changing Culture: #MeToo (panel discussion)
BONUS 2-DAY WORKSHOP: CROWD SAFETY
We're pleased to welcome Eric Stuart, Director of Gentian Events, to our conference to facilitate his popular two-day workshop: Crowd Safety: Combining Math, Physics, Psychology and Behaviours to Achieve Safe Outcomes.
The 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 including emergencies.
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 behaviours in emergency situations and how to manage them;
Understand how to use non-computer models to plan for crowds;
Understand behaviours that affect crowds: Route modelling, Normalcy Bias, Dread Theory, De-individuation and the RAS.
Bonus Workshop Registration
Standalone Workshop Fee: $300 (+ fees & taxes). Select this option if you are not attending the conference.
Workshop + Conference: If you are also attending the conference, you’ll be prompted to add the workshop at a discounted rate ($250 + fees & taxes) when selecting Full Conference Pass.
Sessions took place on Feb. 20-21 and Feb. 24-25.
Workshop sponsored by
Conference passes include one of the following industry training courses, held at the Actsafe office. Limited number of spaces available.
Occupational First Aid Level 1: Includes CPR, crisis management, wound care and more. This full-day course packs in life-saving information and provides a WorkSafeBC OFA certificate.
Firearms Safety Training: This one day course will cover safe working practices and legislative requirements, and is of vital importance for those involved in supervising, planning or working on projects involving firearms.
Performing Arts Safety Awareness Workshop: This four-hour highly interactive general safety workshop is designed specifically for the performing arts and live event industry. Topics covered include, but are not limited to; identifying hazards, rights and responsibilities, and the importance of safety committees in the workplace.
Safety for Supervisors: This four-hour workshop defines who a supervisor is, the general duties of supervisors, risk assessments, joint health & safety committees, the rights of workers, and much more.
Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals Training: WorkSafeBC mandates that all health and safety committee members have a minimum of 8-hours of training.
Actsafe's workshop covers:
Navigating the Workers Compensation Acts and Regulations
Terms of Reference
Meeting Minutes & Reporting