|Conducting the webinar will be (l-r): Scott Carroll, Take1 Insurance; Jim Digby, Event Safety Alliance|
On March 19, NewBay Media, together with the Event Safety Alliance and Take1 Insurance, will host a free Webinar on "Weather First: A 60-Minute Primer on Incorporating Weather Technology in Outdoor Event Safety Plans".
Incorporating the latest advances in weather forecasting and monitoring into a comprehensive safety plan is probably the single most important thing a producer can do to ensure a safer outdoor live event. Weather affects every aspect of an outdoor live event. From an insurance perspective, when it comes to weather planning, insurance providers are going to want to know, in specific detail, how the weather will be managed and monitored at the show site. This webinar will focus specifically on issues like weather planning and "predictive weather forecasting" vs. "nowcasting," and show how to do stop/hold planning.
Presenters for the March 19th webinar will be:
• Jim Digby is the Executive Director of the Event Safety Alliance, which he founded in 2011 (www.eventsafetyalliance.org). The scope of the Event Safety Alliance is the standardization of safety practices within the staging and live event industries. Digby currently serves as Director of Touring and Production for the multi-million selling artists Linkin Park, and has previously worked with artists as diverse as Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, and Marilyn Manson.
• Scott Carroll is Executive Vice President & Program Director at Take1 Insurance. Carroll provides the insurance perspective and addresses not only the importance of having the right coverage but also the likely pressures to be brought on live event producers to have certain event safety programs and training in place as a condition of coverage.
• David VandenHeuvel is Senior Vice President of Enterprise Services,
Weather Decision Technologies