March 5–7, 2020
River Rock Casino Resort
Richmond, BC


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You asked, and we listened! In its fourth year in 2020, Actsafe's annual conference expands to a third full day to include both the performing arts / live events sector as well as the motion picture and television industry! We’ve rebranded the event to reflect these changes and have added a third day to provide you with even more programming. Actsafe’s Entertainment Safety Conference (formerly Event Safety Conference) brings together a broad range of stakeholders from film, television and commercials, festivals and performing arts, the music industry, event production and venues, tourism, health and safety, education, production suppliers, municipalities, labour unions and beyond to network and learn about entertainment safety from a range of experts in their fields.

In 2019 over 250 delegates attended from across Canada and the US, and from as far away as the UK. 

Taking place March 5–7, 2020 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, B.C., the conference will be jam-packed with informative sessions, over 20 tradeshow exhibitors, live demonstrations, free industry training (scheduled prior to conference dates), and social events! 

Over the course of the three days, take in over 50 90-minute presentations, workshops, interactive demonstrations, roundtable sessions, and panel discussions with experts in their fields. 

Optional Additional Programming: For the third year we're thrilled to welcome back UK-based crowd safety expert Eric Stuart of Gentian Events Ltd. to present his popular 2-day Crowd Safety Workshop. This workshop is a sell-out every year, so register early to avoid disappointment.


The only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making arts and entertainment workplaces safer for workers and audiences alike!


300 Delegates

50+ 90-Min Sessions

20 Tradeshow Exhibitors

Live Demonstrations

Social Events

Free Industry Training

3 Full Days of Programming

Conference App

Sustainability is important to us. In keeping with our green initiative and corporate social responsibility efforts, we’re keeping our conference-related printing and paper usage to a minimum. We encourage you to download our conference app to get all the details ahead of the event. You’ll find session descriptions, presenter bios, discussion boards and more, enabling you to connect with fellow delegates, speakers, and exhibitors, participate in polls and get instant announcements throughout the conference.

Registered delegates will receive a link with details on accessing the app.

Can’t access the app? We’ll have the details online, available to download, and onscreen at the event so you won’t miss a thing.

Click the program cover image to download last year’s full PDF program.

2019 Digital Program

2019 Digital Program



Early Bird Full Pass (ends Jan. 31): $400
Students: Full Pass just $100!

Get your ticket while the best rates apply! Regular Rate: $500

Join the Excitement on the Tradeshow Floor!

Meet the people whose job is to help ensure arts and entertainment workplaces are safer for everyone!

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ProPOSE  A Session 

Have a great idea for a presentation, panel discussion, or interactive demo?

Session proposals are now open.

Submit a proposal by December 20, 2019.


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“This is exactly what we need to be doing as a community to improve the health and well-being of our employees.”


"The level of many of the presentations was top notch. The speakers were experts in their field and had excellent knowledge of the session topic."


“There was always a relevant session to attend for the wide variety of professions that were present.”


“You knocked it out of the park!”


“I walked away with very valuable information. I liked that there was a good mix of technical and administrative sessions.”


"Great venue, great atmosphere, important topics... Well done, Actsafe!"

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About Us

Actsafe is a not-for-profit health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries.

Since 1998, Actsafe has provided the resources needed to help employers, workers, and supervisors achieve a healthy and safe workplace.

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