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Touring Conference & Awards
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
AM-5:00PM
Registration & Exhibit Tables
AM-9:15AM
Welcome Remarks
9:15AM-10:00AM
10 Questions with...
10:15AM-11:00AM
Panel TBA
11:15AM-12:00PM
Presenting Safe & Secure Events in a Dangerous World

Long spared the violence seen at other public gathering places around the globe, music venues have been rocked over the past year by fatal incidents at such places as the Bataclan in Paris, Irving Plaza in New York, and the Pulse nightclub and Plaza Live in Orlando. Variously wrought by terrorists, disturbed fans, or simply someone with a beef and a gun, these tragedies not only occurred front-of-house, but also plagued green rooms, VIP areas, and meet-and-greets, forcing the industry to take a hard look at how best to keep events secure and music fans safe. In light of these recent events, we’ve assembled a diverse group of safety and security professionals for a first-ever dive into the risks we face and the strategies, tactics, and precautions concert professionals must take in what has, sadly, become “the new normal.”

MODERATOR: Russ Simons, partner, Venue Solutions Group

Speakers:

Jay Brock, Regional VP, Contemporary Services Corporation 

Frank Keller, president/CEO, Kel Executive Services

Diane Mack, University Director, Emergency Management, Indiana University

Cory Meredith, President, StaffPro

Robert C. Smith, CEO & President, Nightclub Security Consultants

12:00PM-1:35PM
Lunch Break
1:45PM-2:45PM
Artist Development Case Study
3:00PM-4:00PM
10 Questions With...
4:15PM-5:15PM
Panel TBA
5:30PM-6:30PM
Agency Forum
7:00PM-8:00PM
Pre-Awards Cocktail Reception
8:00PM-10:00PM
2016 Touring Awards
9:00AM-5:00PM
Registration & Exhibit Tables
9:10AM-9:15AM
Opening Remarks

Ray Waddell, Executive Director of Content and Programming for Live Entertainment, Billboard

9:15AM-10:15AM
Panel TBA
10:30AM-11:15AM
Panel TBA
11:30AM-12:00PM
10 Questions With...
12:00PM-1:30PM
Lunch Break
1:30PM-2:30PM
Panel TBA
2:45PM-3:15PM
10 Questions With...
3:30PM-4:30PM
Panel TBA
4:45PM-5:45PM
Keynote Q&A
5:45PM-6:30PM
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6:30PM-8:30PM
Closing Night Cocktail Reception
2015 Touring Conference & Awards Sizzle Reel
Speakers
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Pre-Registration Available until 09/11

Pre-Registration rate of $649 available until 09/11

Registration includes:

Entry to the two-day conference

Access to all networking events and receptions

One ticket to the 2016 Billboard Touring Awards

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