In partnership with the Event Safety Alliance

Event Safety Summit Spring 2017

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About the event

As you prepare for your summer events and fall season, we invite your to continue the safety conversation at our third summit. Starting with our Crowd Safety expert, Eric Stuart, we’ll bring you a full slate of relevant topics, as well as a panel of our colleagues who will share their own event safety experiences.

This event is designed to provide practical insights for production suppliers, event production companies, festivals, roadhouses, municipalities, colleges and universities, labour organizations, and all those who provide support to the live event industry.

Join us for a day of inspiring speakers and an opportunity to connect with fellow event professionals - promoters, venue staff, suppliers - and all those who make the shows happen.

Co-Chairs & Keynote

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Janet Sellery

Janet Sellery

Co-Chair and Moderator

Janet is one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety and the arts. After a career in stage management, she pioneered the health and safety program at the Stratford Festival. As a Health & Safety Consultant (Sellery Health + Safety), she focuses on customizing programs, training, and resources to reflect the constantly evolving and unique demands of the live event environment. Janet led the working group that created the Temporary Performance/Event Structures Safety Guideline (Ministry of Labour) and is involved with the Event Safety Alliance. She has been awarded the “Ron Epp Memorial Award for Professional Achievement” (Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology) and “Canada’s Safety Manager of the Year” (Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine).

Samantha Slattery

Samantha Slattery


Sam has been working in the music industry in the US, UK and Canada for almost 20 years and is currently Executive Director for Capital Presents.  Her music industry experience has focused primarily on concert promoting, working for 15+ years producing music festivals for some of the largest promoters throughout North America and the UK, including Mean Fiddler (Reading & Leeds Festivals), AEG Live (Coachella Music Festival, Stagecoach Music Festival and Virgin Music Festival) and House of Blues (Lillith Fair and Edgefest) to name just a few.  She brings brings a wide range of concert production knowledge and experience to the Republic Live team, most notably her specialized knowledge of festival legal and risk management.

Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart

Keynote Speaker

Eric is the director of Gentian Events, a Crowd Safety Management Company established in 2009. Engaged in Crowd Safety Management for 15 years and working with crowds since 1980, his 33 year police career in London culminated in a planning role for Notting Hill Carnival and London New Year’s Eve, with viewing audiences of 1 million and 450k respectively. As ‘Chief of Staff’ for the planning and delivery of the 70 day London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, he was the only person to see the event through from initial planning through delivery and debrief. Eric writes and delivers crowd safety plans at events from major music festivals to motor sports and from large carnival processions to New Year’s Fireworks. He works closely with private organisers, police and local authorities to achieve mutual understanding of each other’s roles in keeping crowds safe at major events. Eric is keen to ensure there is a better balance between the mathematics, physics and human behaviours when planning for crowds.


Meet the professionals

Morgan Myler

Morgan Myler

Education Coordinator and Executive Board member of IATSE Local 58

A graduate of Sheridan College, Morgan has worked for 25 years in movies and television with a primary focus on live events. He has been designing systems, educating, and incorporating his knowledge of rigging and practical effects into shows across North America. After an injury prevented him from working for about a year, he refocused on education, skills, and safety for the Entertainment Industry. Each Halloween, Morgan produces a large theatrical haunt for children in Hamilton.


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Register to receive:

  • Expert Speakers
  • Free Lunch and Beverage
  • Networking

Early Bird - $149
Register before February 28, 2017

Standard - $175
Register from March 1 - March 31, 2017

Last Call - $199
Register from April 1 - April 12, 2017

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