We invite you to attend the Event Safety Alliance Canada Conference in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario.
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.
You’ll have a full slate of relevant topics presented by experts in the field, as well as an opportunity to share event safety experiences with colleagues. You’ll learn directly from like-minded professionals from around the world – their experiences, expertise and perspectives.
Join us for inspiring speakers and the opportunity to connect with fellow event professionals – from venue staff to suppliers – and all those who make the shows happen.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023
7:00PM - 9:00PM | Pre-Registration & Evening Social - Location & Details TBA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2023
9:00AM - 11:00AM | National Arts Centre Venue Tour
12:00PM - 1:00PM | Registration & Networking
1:00PM - 1:15PM | Conference Welcome Messages
1:15PM - 3:00PM | Sessions 1 & 2
3:00PM - 3:30PM | Break | Sponsored By: Actsafe Safety Association
3:30PM - 5:30PM | Sessions 3 & 4
5:30PM | End of Day 1
Evening Social Event - TBA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023
8:00AM - 8:30AM | Coffee & Networking
8:30AM - 8:35AM | Day 2 Conference Welcome Messages
8:35AM - 10:05AM | Session 5
10:05AM - 10:30AM | Break | Sponsored By: Odyssey Medical
10:30AM - 11:20AM | Sessions 6 & 7
11:20AM - 11:30AM | Mini Break
11:30AM - 12:30PM | Sessions 8 & 9
12:30PM - 1:30PM | Lunch
1:30PM - 2:30PM | Sessions 10 & 11
2:30PM - 2:40PM | Mini Break
2:40PM - 3:40PM | Sessions 12, 13
3:40PM - 3:55PM | Break | Sponsored By: Bespoke Audio Visual
3:55PM - 5:00PM | Session 14
5:00PM | End of Day 2
Evening Social Event - TBA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2023
8:00AM - 8:30AM | Coffee & Networking
8:30AM - 8:35AM | Day 3 Conference Welcome Messages
8:35AM - 10:40AM | Sessions 15 & 16
10:40AM - 11:00AM | Break
10:45AM - 12:45PM | Sessions 17, 18, & 19
12:45PM | End of Day 3 & Conference
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023 & FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2023
Agenda and timing are subject to change. All times are displayed in local Ottawa time (EDT).
2023 CONFERENCE HOST
Steve is one of the leading Endurance Sports Race/Event Announcers & Commentators in North America for cycling, running and triathlon races and events. It's a natural extension of life spent, running, cycling and racing triathlons since his mid-teens and wearing multiple hats in and around the Business of Endurance Sports in Sales, Business Development, Media, Marketing, and Communications. He lives in Aurora, Ontario with his wife, Paolina Allan.
SESSIONS & SPEAKERS
Scott Johnson Keynote - Focusing the Lens on Event Safety | David Price
Improving Event Workplaces through Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion | Jennifer Chen (moderator), Jonquil Garrick-Reynolds
Understanding and Managing Fatigue in Live Events | Bryan Huneycutt
Challenging Opportunities: Safety Planning in a Regulatory Vacuum | Mark Breen
Peer to Peer Conversations | ESAC Board of Directors and Friends
Mental Health: On Site, On Tour, and At Home | Megan Potestio
How and When to Talk to an Engineer (or How Engineers Can Actually Help) | Azra Ross
Conducting a Stage Rigging Safety Inspection | Bill Sapsis
Training and Exercising Your Crisis Response | Mark Ford
Party Safer for Event Staff and Volunteers | Megan Francoeur, Hiba Slaibeh, Mark Barnes, Harpreet Grewal
Improv Everywhere: Load In & Load Out When Planning and Curve Balls Meet | Dominic Housiaux
Endurance Endeavours: Lessons Learned from the Long Road | Jordan Myers
Clarifying the Ontario Building Code Amendments for Demountable Stages and Support Structures | Cindy Sypher
Planning For the Crowd We Have, Not the Crowd We Wish We Had | Steve Adelman
The Balancing Act | Kevin Tanner
Basics of 'Protective Spaces' at Live Events | Stacey Forrester
What's Next for Event Safety | ESAC Friends
***Additional Speakers To Be Announced.
Programming and speakers are subject to change.
Registration includes beverages on each conference day plus a light lunch on Tuesday.
Member - 3 Day Conference Pass | $425.00
Partner Association Member - 3 Day Conference Pass | $475.00
Non-Member - 3 Day Conference Pass | $550.00
Evening Social Events and Workshop costs & fees are not included in any conference registration.
Taxes (HST) will be applied during checkout.
The ESAC believes that an investment in health and safety is a valuable one, and our generous sponsors feel the same. Our 2023 Conference Sponsors provide a vital role in promoting and educating health and safety for the arts, entertainment, and live event communities in Canada and help us deliver outstanding educational sessions to our attendees.
Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Event Safety Alliance Canada? CLICK HERE for more information.
If you require any accommodations to participate in this conference, or in the event of an emergency evacuation at the venue, please indicate your requirements at the time of registration. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the accessibility of this conference or the venue.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have questions (dietary restrictions, accessibility etc.), please email email@example.com. Please submit dietary restrictions by Friday, September 22, 2023.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Transportation will be the responsibility of the attendee. There is parking at the venue and at nearby locations. More information can be found at the following link: Event Parking
The venue is a 11-minute walk from the conference hotel. There are also public transit options available in the city.
Is my registration fee transferable?
Yes, you may send an alternate to the conference. To make a change, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there accommodation nearby?
Our hotel partner is the Ottawa Marriott Hotel.
What time does the Conference start and end?
Registration will begin at 12:00PM on Monday, October 23, 2023 and the last session will conclude by 12:30PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
Post Conference Workshops will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023 and Friday, October 27, 2023.
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