2019 Event Safety Conference

The only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on live event safety!

March 7-8, 2019
Burnaby, B.C.


Programming Overview

We're hard at work coordinating programming for the 2019 conference!
Check back for updates on presenters and sessions in the months ahead. 

Here are some updates for 2019:

Based on feedback from the 2018 conference, complimentary industry training sessions will be offered outside of the regular conference dates. Book a session at your convenience! 

Eric Stuart is back! As a result of rave reviews of his 2018 Crowd Safety Workshop, offered in conjunction with the conference at a discounted rate for delegates, we're bringing him over from the UK to present another session. Delegate discounted workshop rate: $250 + applicable taxes and service charges (a $50 savings!). 

Like last year, we'll present three evening social events, including an Icebreaker event to kick things off the evening prior to the conference (March 6). 

For a sample of past programming, check our archives from 2018 and 2017.

Please note: Full conference passes available only; no single-day passes. 


2 Full Days of Programming

30+ 90-Min Sessions

Access to 20+ Tradeshow Exhibitors

Live Demonstrations in the Truss Cube

3 Evening Social Events

Free Industry Training Sessions

Add-On Professional Development

Lunches and Coffee Breaks

200+ Delegates




Early Bird Rate (until January 15): $250
Regular Rate: $350 
Student: $50*

Plus, back for 2019! Add on Eric Stuart's Crowd Safety Workshop
Delegate Rate: $250 ($50 savings)

Learn about the Crowd Safety Workshop here

Prices are in Canadian Dollars and subject to GST and processing fees. 
*Proof of student status required


Sessions + Presenters

Sessions are continually being updated!
Check back for the latest.

Crowd Safety Workshop

Eric Stuart | Add on for additional cost

Detection and Care of Concussions in Performing Arts Venues

Dr. Jeff Russell

The 'New View' of Health and Safety: A Cautionary Tale

Jeffery Lyth

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Industry Training

A FREE industry training course is included as part of your conference registration, but book early as space is very limited! First come, first served.

Please note that Industry Training takes place during the week of the conference, but outside of conference dates so delegates can take advantage of all of the conference programming.


Occupational First Aid - Level 1

8:45AM - 5:30PM | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited.

Includes CPR, crisis management, wound care and more. This full day course packs in life-saving information, and provides a WorkSafeBC OFA1 certificate.

For more information, please review the WCB standards on Certification of Occupational First Aid Level 1 Attendants.


Firearm Safety - Level 1

9AM - 5PM | Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited.

This 1-day course provides an introduction to Firearm Safety for the entertainment industry. The course will cover safe working practices and legislative requirements, and is of vital importance for those involved in supervising, planning or working on projects involving firearms.

This course is recommended for:

• Production Managers
• Actors
• Technical Directors
• Stage Managers
• Props
• Dolly Grips
• Boom Operators
• Camera Operators & Stills Photographers
• Assistant Directors

Questions about Industry Training?



Please see your conference registration confirmation email for information on how to reserve your spot in one of these Industry Training sessions.




Industry training takes place at:

Actsafe Safety Association
#140-4259 Canada Way
Burnaby BC V5G 1H1


See Details


ProPOSE  A Session 

Submission Deadline: January 4, 2019



Interested in lending a hand behind the scenes? A number of volunteer roles are available — from site crew to fundraising and marketing to registration and materials preparation, and much more. Tell us about your area of interest and we'll try to match you with a volunteer position that's right for you.