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!

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! Sign up for Occupational First Aid - Level 1 or Firearm Safety - Level 1. Book your session after completing your conference registration!

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 the workshop again. Delegate discounted workshop rate: $250 + applicable taxes and service charges (a $50 savings!). [February Update]: Both Crowd Safety Workshop sessions are now sold out!

Join us for 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



Sessions + Presenters

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

In response to demand in previous years, we’re offering two theme-related tracks for those interested in specific content! Interspersed within the sessions are a Live Events Track (Thursday) and a Rigging Track (Friday, sponsored by Riggit Services Inc.). We’re also presenting some quick 30-minute sessions during lunch and coffee breaks. Check out our Sessions and Presenters pages for details!

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Early Bird (extended to Feb. 1): $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

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.

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


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


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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.