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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Section Title
Safety, Security and the Role of Technology for Meeting and Event Professionals (EEP)
8:30AM to 4:00PM
Nov 07, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - National Capital Region
569383 Registraton non-credit $695.00
Section Notes

The Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

Directions and Parking: https://ncr.vt.edu/discovery/research_center_arlington.html

SCHEDULE: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and class runs 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., with a networking lunch 

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $75 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the website: http://www.pamplin.vt.edu/execed
For weather or disaster-related information, you will be contacted via email by the program organizers.

Should you have any questions concerning your registration, please contact Conference Registration at 540-231-5182 or email cpeinfo@vt.edu.

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