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Description

Technology impacts every aspect of the meeting and event process and may be either a safety hazard or a security measure. Helping to keep people safe is, by far, the most important contribution technology provides to the meetings and events industry. Technology can be a valuable tool for assessing risk, such as evaluating the relative safety of a destination or venue; mitigating risk, from high-tech facial recognition or robotic security systems to more mainstream technology such as automated external defibrillators and event apps with security features; and enhancing communication, delivering timely and relevant information in an emergency, and tracking attendees when a crisis occurs.

However, laws that struggle to keep up with the fast-paced changes in technology can present challenges. This course will highlight how these technologies are being implemented to mitigate risk and enhance security, while also considering the liability and privacy concerns that all meeting and event professionals need to understand. Experts will draw upon real-life examples and case studies to help participants navigate the ever-changing role of technology and walk that thin line between keeping our events safe and protecting individuals’ rights.

Learner Outcomes

Benefits of attending:
  • Discover new (and existing) technologies to keep meetings and events safe and secure
  • Understand your duty of care and how to limit your liability without impacting your event’s overall success and profitability
  • Review real-life examples to determine how technology both posed a risk and mitigated the impact of an adverse event
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