An annual membership recruitment campaign gives all IAVM volunteer leaders – Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Regents, Governors, all Committees and Task Forces – an opportunity to recruit at least one new member just as the name indicates.
IAVM’s leadership has proven they are committed to IAVM’s growth and this is evident in our most recent campaign results. In 2018, the JustOne campaign resulted in 99 new members.
GOAL: Today, we have 289 individuals involved in IAVM’s governance. If every volunteer recruits just one new member it will give us 100% participation, potentially adding another 289 new members. The campaign runs through December 31, 2019.
This endeavor is important as IAVM’s governance is working hard to identify the next round of leaders to propel IAVM into the future. There are many bright superstars in our industry and we need them involved in our association. By having a larger more diverse network, everyone benefits. Get more information on JustOne by clicking here.
If you have questions, contact Gina Brydson, Director of Membership.
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation will begin to be enforced in May 2020. To help IAVM members and planners better know the seven requirements to be implemented, we wanted to share this valuable tip sheet from the Neetings Net website.
To see this important document, click here.
By Greg Johnson
A coordinated process for NCAA championship bids in all three divisions will be used to award more than 500 preliminary and final host sites for the 2022-23 through 2025-26 academic years.
While information has been available at ncaa.org/bids, the bid portal for those interested in hosting events in 86 of the NCAA’s 90 championships is now open. The NCAA championships staff will host a seminar Sept. 18 in Indianapolis for schools, conferences, sports commissions, local organizing committees and others to provide more information about bidding.
“The site selection process is an exciting time,” said Joni Comstock, NCAA senior vice president of championships. “We look forward to working with the membership and city organizers to help identify the top venues across the nation to provide our student-athletes a first-class experience.”
All bids will be due Feb. 3, and bid sites will be awarded in late October 2020.
The Division I Men’s Final Four and championships for Division I baseball, Division I softball, Division I football and Division III women’s ice hockey are excluded from this bid process. The bid process will include preliminary basketball selections.
This is the third time a unified bid process will be used to identify host sites for this scope of NCAA championships.
“Interest in bidding from NCAA member institutions and conferences has been tremendous in the past,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball. “With the addition of some new venues, we feel this bid cycle may be even better.”
Greg John is Associate Director NCAA Champion magazine/Membership Communications at NCAA. Media contact is Gail Dent, Associate Director, External Affairs, at 317-917-6117
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From Stadium Business Summit
SKIDATA once again proves its stronghold as an industry-leading pioneer in the world of people access and control as the company took home the Product Innovation award at the 10th annual TheStadiumBusiness Summit for their NFC e-ticket solution.
SKIDATA and Apple offer a contactless, barcode-less wave of the iPhone for fast, frictionless entry – with no touch of a button. Tap+Go allows users to simply wave their phone near the reader, eliminating the search for tickets and need for an aligned barcode scan.
At Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, the famed home of Bayern Munich Football Club (FCB), the NFC ticketing solution is already underway at the stadium, alongside SKIDATA turnstile gates.
In addition to Allianz Arena, in last spring the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, opened its doors for the newly stated Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). Throughout their inaugural season, LAFC showcased a new SKIDATA access management solution, including pedestrian and parking access in addition to their SKIDATA and Apple-certified NFC mobile contactless solution.
“Mobile contactless ticketing will revolutionize the events experience by ensuring a smooth entrance for guests in an industry where security and convenience are top priority,” said Florian Schneeberger, vice president at SKIDATA.
By Kelly Graham
The Denver Performing Arts Complex hosted a Situational Awareness and Active Shooter Training in August to over 300 personnel, including staff, contractors and participants from the resident companies. The Arts Complex partnered with Argus Event Services to bring Mark Herrera, Director of Education & Life-Safety with IAVM, and Paul Villotti, Director of Life Safety with Henderson Engineering, to conduct the two-day training. As part of the program, over 70 staff became certified Trained Crowd Managers.
“The Arts Complex deploys a multi-layered approach to security,” said Mark Heiser, Arts Complex Venue Director. “This training supports the baseline position that everyone has some responsibility for safety and security in their day-to-day jobs, not just the security professionals.”
A unique addition to the program came from Tricia Zendejas, invited guest from Argus and survivor of the Harvest 91 Las Vegas attack. Tricia spoke about her experience and provided insight into what venue and event operators should expect when faced with such a situation.
“In many ways, Tricia was the impetus for us to commit to this training with Denver Arts & Venues,” said Dave Brower, President and CEO for Argus Event Services.
“Providing this training to staff and stakeholders at the Arts Complex is the first step toward creating a culture of safety,” said Ginger White Brunetti, Denver Arts & Venues executive director. “The concept of leveraging guest services interactions as a safety and security technique was a key takeaway.”
The Denver Performing Arts Complex is owned and operated by Denver Arts & Venues for the City and County of Denver. The 12-acre site includes the historic Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, and Boettcher Concert Hall, each with their own charm and character. The Arts Complex is home to four signature resident companies: Colorado Ballet, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts which offers Broadway shows, Tony-winning theatre, cabaret and experimental productions.
About Denver Arts & Venues
Denver Arts & Venues’ mission is to amplify Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and entertainment opportunities. Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art Program, Create Denver, SCFD Tier III granting process, Arts Education Fund and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival, Urban Arts Fund, P.S. You Are Here and implementation of IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan. Denver Arts & Venues is committed to equity, diversity and inclusiveness in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.
Kelly Graham is facilities operations coordinator for Arts and Venues Denver