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IFEA Live Webinar - Emergency Planning and Black Swans

Date: May 03, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Emergency Planning and Black Swans
Steven Adelman
Vice President, Event Safety Alliance
Adelman Law Group, PLLC
Scottsdale, AZ

A "Black Swan" incident is an occurrence that comes as a surprise, has a major impact, which people rationalize with the benefit of hindsight. After each high-profile act of violence at a live event venue, well-meaning experts rush to fit the incident into a larger pattern and suggest changes that would make everyone safer in the future. In this context, Event Safety Alliance vice president Steven A. Adelman challenges our assumptions about what some recommended security measures might actually accomplish.

Steven A. Adelman is the head of Adelman Law Group, PLLC in Scottsdale, Arizona and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance, an international trade association focusing on safety and security at live events. His law practice focuses on risk management and litigation regarding venues and events throughout North America, and he also serves as an expert witness in crowd-related lawsuits. Steve Adelman is widely recognized as an authority on event safety and security. He writes the monthly “Adelman on Venues” newsletter, he teaches “Risk Management in Venues” at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and he frequently appears in national and local media for analysis of safety and security incidents at public accommodations. Steve Adelman graduated from Boston College Law School in 1994.
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