Operations: From Vision to Reality Part 1
SPEAKER: STEPHEN KING, DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL
The expansive area of ‘Operations’ is where the rubber meets the road and this session will cover multiple areas that can make or break an event. Event Infrastructure: The infrastructure for many events is a lot like building a small village where the day before there was nothing. Stage, lights, sound, tents, vehicles, decorations, bleachers, food delivery, trash pick-up, communications, utilities, parking, et al., we’ll talk about what you may need, where to go get it, and lots of insider-tips to remember in the process.
Attendee & Support Services: Whenever you plan to draw a crowd, you’ve got to be thinking about what their needs may be: information, medical, lost kids, rest areas, ATM’s, restrooms, trash disposal, signage, communications, safety and security plans; accessibility; and much more. We’ll make sure you don’t forget anything.
Programming, Site-Design and Event Flow: When did having fun require so much thinking? Like a theme park, effectively planning your event programming, site layout, service accessibility, etc., can ultimately affect sales; safety; friendly-neighbor relationships; and the overall experience for your attendees. We’ll cover some important, if not critical, considerations that will keep your event flowing smoothly.
- Environmental Realities: Events can play an important role through education and as a role model in protecting the environment. We’ll touch on some of the ‘Green Reality’ options that events can consider today.