Over the 4th of July weekend, one of my clients, Freeman Stage at Bayside, experienced a security concern that required rescheduling a concert. Fortunately, the group handled the situation wonderfully and their patrons have been nothing but supportive; even better, one of the two suspects is currently in custody (details). But this does remind everyone throughout the performing arts field that preparedness matters.
To that end, one of the in-depth seminars at the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference in Milwaukee on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 is titled Venue Safety and Security: Protecting Public Assemblies in the 21st Century.
I’m presenting another in-depth seminar at the same conference and the Venue Safety and Security session caught my eye while reviewing the full schedule. I’m curious to know if any readers have attended similar sessions at one or more conferences over the past few years. If so, which ones and what did you think of the session?