By Jana DeGeorge
Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, was the latest venue to receive quality Situational Awareness and Trained Crowd Manager training from IAVM Director of Education/Life Safety Mark Herrera.
This course is designed to enhance situational awareness by providing training to enhance mental preparation, response and mitigation to Environmental Threats. Employees, Key Stakeholders and security teams will receive the tools of survival by learning to scan the environment and sense danger, challenges and opportunities, while maintaining the ability to conduct normal activities.
Learn how to assess your surroundings through the eyes of a security expert. This session is designed to teach the non-security professional how to identify potential threats and dangers in public locations, community spaces, and places of business. This session will provide you with best practices, tools and insights that will allow you to be more in tune with your environment, so that you can better prepare yourself and your team for potential emergency situations. We will discuss the current threat level and current industry security measures and resources.
Trained Crowd Manager:
You will learn the role, responsibilities, and general requirements for crowd managers. You will come to understand the different hazards that can endanger spectators within public assembly venues. You will be introduced to life safety equipment and the best practices for improving life safety within venues. You will learn about crowd dynamics and how to manage and control crowd movement. And, at the end of the course, you will completed a post course assessment where you will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities you have learned along the way. Next you will learn venue-specific and will focus on the unique characteristics of a single venue and/or event.
Module 1: Administration and Introduction
Module 2: Risks and Remedies
Module 3: Crowd Movement
Module 4: Moving People with Disabilities
Post-Course Assessment and Student Course Evaluation
Phase Two includes:
Module A: Venue Overview and Familiarization
Module B: Venue Emergency Operations Plan
Venue Knowledge Assessment
Jana DeGeorge is director of marketing at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas
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.