2020 Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference

The only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on entertainment safety!

March 5–7, 2020
Richmond, BC


Programming Overview

By popular request, our conference has grown again! Formerly the Event Safety Conference, we’ve rebranded as the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, expanding to include a third full day of programming inclusive of both live events AND the motion picture and television industry. There’s something for everyone!

Join us for evening social events, including an Icebreaker event to kick things off the evening prior to the conference (March 4). 

In addition to the three-day conference, your full conference pass includes a complimentary Industry Training course outside of conference dates.

Looking for even more professional development? Eric Stuart is back for a third year to present his ever-popular Crowd Safety Workshop, also taking place outside of conference dates.

To view past programming, check our archives from 2019, 2018, and 2017.


3 Full Days of Programming

50+ 90-Min Sessions

20+ Tradeshow Exhibitors

Live Demonstrations in the Truss Cube

3 Evening Social Events

Free Industry Training Options

Lunches and Coffee Breaks

Network with 250+ Delegates

Industry Training

A FREE industry training course is included with your full conference pass, 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.

You may choose either Occupational First Aid - Level 1 or Firearms Safety - Level 1.

Occupational First Aid - Level 1

8:45AM - 5:30PM | Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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 | Date TBA | 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



Once you’ve registered for the conference, please contact star@actsafe.ca to sign up for your preferred Industry Training course.

Note: Industry Training registration is only available to conference delegates and is non-transferrable.

Training Location

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


Questions about Industry Training?


*Association Discount:
We’re pleased to extend an additional $25 discount off Early Bird rates to current members of the following associations:

  • IATSE Locals 118, 168, and 891

  • Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)

  • BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

  • BC Touring Council

  • CITT

  • Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

  • ILEA Canada

  • Association of British Columbia Drama Educators (ABCDE)

Contact us to inquire about accessing your discount code.

**Student Registration

An Actsafe representative will follow up to request proof of eligibility for Student registrations.


Please click below to route to Actsafe’s online registration system to pay by credit card (MasterCard or VISA accepted).

If you wish pay by cash or cheque, please contact us.

Early Bird Full Conference Pass (3-Day)
(Through Jan. 31, 2020): $400

Full Conference Pass Regular Rate (Feb. 1, 2020): $500

Student** Full Conference Pass (3-Day): $100

Association Discount* (see below):
Save $25 on Early Bird Pricing

Full Conference Regular Rate
(On Sale Feb. 1, 2020): $500 

Plus, back for 2020: Eric Stuart's Crowd Safety Workshop - register early for this separate popular two-day workshop.

Cancellation Policy:
Online registration deadline is Monday, March 2, 2020. No refunds after February 7, 2020; after this date you may send an alternate to the conference without additional charge. To request a cancellation or to make a change, please contact us.

Prices are in Canadian Dollars and subject to GST. 

Questions about registration?

Notification to Successful Applicants: Friday, January 17, 2020

Please note that honoraria are not provided; travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the speaker.

2020 Call for Presentations

Actsafe is seeking diverse, interactive, and engaging proposals for 90-minute presentations, panel discussions, interactive/hands-on workshops or demonstrations for the next Entertainment Safety Conference at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC, March 5–7, 2020.

Please refer to the conference archives in the footer for examples of past sessions.

Deadline for Submissions:
Friday, December 20


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.