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Best Event Talks: Is Your Event Storm-Ready? Event Safety by David Vandenheuvel [VIDEO]

By January 18, 2015February 25th, 2019No Comments

As they say, the show must go on. But we also know that bad weather and events don’t mix. So how do you ensure that your event is a success when something like a storm is coming your way?

We all would like to think that our events will go on, rain or shine, but sometimes the sky doesn’t agree with us. It’s not a simple case of fewer people going to the event due to a small drizzle. Bad weather also leads to lost revenue, property and even lives. We should be keeping event safety in mind whenever we host a new event.

That’s why  we chose today’s Best Event Talk. This talk was from David Vandenheuvel, a former US Air Force meteorologist who now works with companies to create safer events by using the newest forecasting technology, better weather analysis and crunching big data. His work has made events such as Linkin Park’s latest tour successful and storm-ready.

In the talk, he shared 5 tips for keeping events safe. To sum it up, it’s all about being prepared in advance, utilizing the technologies and expertise around you and making sure that you’ve taken into account the risks involved in holding the event during a certain season.

On top of that, he also shared that we already have a set of best practices with regards to event safety. He was part of the group that created the Event Safety Guide, a truly helpful guide in both digital and printed form that will help you and your co-organizers arrange a sound and secure event. After all, we as event organizers have a duty to keep our event goers safe.

Everyone should be concerned about event safety especially in large gatherings such as those we create, so we invite you to watch the video below and learn how to make your next event safer.

If you enjoy this article, be sure to check out our other Best Event Talks like Amazing Creatures That Live Without Electricity or Food by Theo Jansen

Glenn Santos

Author Glenn Santos

Glenn has been writing about technology, productivity and lifehacks for 10 years now. He was previously an editor for Android Authority and Geeky Gadgets, and was one of the first contributors for Startup Weekend's main blog.

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