Event Articles

Possible upcoming topics:
  • Balancing being a Mother and an Event Rockstar
  • Pets and Events  – how do you keep Fido happy when you pull 20 hour shifts?
  • What’s the best way to break into the event and festival industry as a worker?
  • Being a female manager in the festival / concert production world – overcoming the boy’s club mentality
  • RFID and other new ticketing technologies to help keep fraud down and improve guest behavior analytics
  • Best Practices all Festivals should consider and pratfalls to avoid
  • How much does that band cost, and why?  Selecting the best bands for your event.
  • “I have no idea what [insert other festival department] does” – ways to improve internal communication and respect
  • Experiential Marketing – unique elements and areas to understand that set these sorts of events apart from your normal event / festival.
  • Insurance and why we need it – both as companies and as individuals.
  • Navigating the complicated but necessary world of permits and municipalities
  • Demystifying music and performance licensing
  • When does my event really need dedicated EMTs and Police?
  • Post Event Feedback – how to collect it and why it’s important to evolve your event
  • Carving out your Festival Production Dream Team – And Keeping Them Happy For Years to Come
  • Corporate Events – major differences between them and public festivals / events
  • Picking out the best music to open your festival / between gates and the first act
  • Event Planning certifications – are they worth it?  Talk about CMP and CSEP.
  • Latest and greatest camping necessities / trends
  • Lost & Found stories – where does everything go?  What items get lost the most?
  • Talk about different fire extinguisher types and what is best where
  • Go through the various types of knots
  • Packing tips / strategies
  • Site Visits – what and who to bring, what to take away, and how to get the most from your site visit, and utilizing pre-event checklists
  • Best Practices for setting up medical and police command posts at festivals
  • The advantages of having an expert in the police, security, medical, site operations, and production worlds manage the overall public safety of an event.
  • Navigating the complicated world of event permits and municipalities
  • When to Call an Event and/or Start the Evacuation Process
  • Event and Festival Streaming – Best Practices for Live Audio & Video Streams
  • What is needed to Podcast at an Event
  • A Step by Step Guide to a typical Labor Call and Process in Building and Striking a Stage
  • Best Practices for Forecasting and Acting Upon Severe Weather at Events and Festivals
  • Why the lightning radius is so important and what makes the most sense (8 miles out, 10 miles out, 20 miles out) given various types of events
  • Preferred weather stations to use at events and festivals (and other related gear)
  • Ensuring your festival is ADA Compliant
  • The Latest and Greatest with ADA Tools
  • Hearing Loss at Festivals – Listen Up
  • The important of having sign language interpreters at an event
  • Potty Talk – explaining the port-o-let grid, and advances in restroom management at festivals
  • How to set up a podcast 
  • Choosing the best production / site ops office to fit your needs
  • The Pre-Event Security Briefing – What to say, what to show, who to include
  • Breakdown of the process of a stage build from start to finish, with the various types of labor calls
  • Making life easier (and safer) for riggers and climbers
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