May 27th, 2019
319 Main St, Vancouver, BC
9:00 am Keynote Speaker
Kerslake Arena Attack Review, Dr. Hugh Deeming
Hugh Deeming is a UK based research consultant, whose principal research interests include the concept of multi-agency interoperability during emergency response and recovery. In September 2017 Hugh was invited to join the panel of Lord Kerslake’s review of the preparedness for and response to the Manchester Arena attack which had occurred on May 22nd that year.
Learning from experience is perhaps the best way to develop and evolve strategies to ensure the safety of our audience and colleagues. This panel will discuss the various risks we’re exposed to in the Canadian live music industry, and share experience based ‘best practices’.
Aaron Billesberger, Manager of Special Projects and Training, Guard Tech Security Co.
Paul Runnals, Partner & Senior VP Creative & Production, Brand Live Group
Frank Dodich, Manager of Special Event Public Safety, City of Vancouver
Barry Wilding, Consultant, Wilding & Associates
Sheila Turris, Chief Clinical Officer, Odyssey Medical Inc.
11:30 am An Integrated Approach to Harm Reduction: Proactive Shifts Towards Health
Our industry experts will be discussing the latest developments in festival health, including a focus on increased departmental integration to ensure best outcomes. These proactive approaches address various considerations pertaining to both physical and mental health.
Dr. Adam Lund, Medical Director, Odyssey Medical Inc.
Colin Mathie, Director of Health and Safety, Live Nation
Nimkish Younging, Patron, Nimbus School of Recording
Shana Jamani Lund, RN, MN, Festival Mental Health, Douglas College
1:30 pm The Evolution of Cannabis Legalization: Next Steps
Canada’s live music industry is poised to be a global leader in developing best practices and identifying opportunities of legalization while maintaining the highest level for safety for our patrons. Our expert speakers will discuss the various considerations based on the current and upcoming changes to this landscape.
Kirk Tousaw, Founder, Legal Counsel, Tousaw Law
Rielle Caplet, Director, Implementation and Partnership, BC Centre on Substance Abuse
Dr. Sean Wormsbecker, Event Medical Director, 420 Vancouver
Dr. Terry Lake, VP, Corporate and Social Responsibility, HEXO
Samantha Slattery, Producer, Raising The Bar
The live music industry can be a challenging place to work, from the physical and mental demands to the dynamic environments and their inherent dangers. These experienced and insightful speakers will share where we’re most vulnerable and strategies to maintain safe workplaces.
4:00 pm Respectful Workplaces: Practical Changes
Natasha Tony, Principal & CEO, Elevate Inclusion Strategies
Natasha Tony is Principal and CEO of Elevate Inclusion Strategies, a consulting company which focuses on issues management and systemic conﬂict resolution. To this end, Elevate develops and implements diversity initiatives and respectful workplace programs for client organizations.