Sessions

Day 1 – Tuesday, January 21, 2020

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Complimentary Festival Happy Hour and Networking at the Peppermill (included with MSES Registration)

Day 2 – Wednesday, January 22, 2020

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast – Included with MSES Registration
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Opening Session – Jerry MacDonald
1 October Debrief – A complete debrief of the 1 October Route 91 Music Festival Shooting.
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Public Safety Track Event Planning Track Event Permitting Track
Michael Perry, WCSO – CCP Manager, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office – Citizens Corps Program – The use of CERT in Special Events Matthew Kowal and Molly North – The Art Of Mass Gatherings: Using Festivals as Skill Sharing and Resilience Building Classrooms Iby Setzer, Planner Senior, City of Austin: Austin Resource Recovery, TX, Zero Waste Events
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. BREAK
11:30 – 12:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker Megan Miller – Burning Man
12:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch (included with MSES Registration) – Choose your own adventure/hot topic table!
1:15 – 2:00p.m.
Public Safety Track Event Planning Track Event Permitting Track
Julie Stroup Public Safety Video Program Manager, City of Houston, TX and Professor Shishir Shah, Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston – Public Safety Video and Special Event Security Michon Trent, Senior Director, Civic Engagement, City of Mobile, AL – No Budget – No Problem Brent Fine – Special Events Manager, Steve Woodard – Emergency Preparedness Director, Todd Smith – Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security Manager, City of Jacksonville, FL – A Model For Success – Special Events Inter-Agency Coordination
2:00 -2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Public Safety Track Event Planning Track Event Permitting Track
Lt. Larson and Sgt. Bradley, Reno Police Department Special Events Team – Public Private Partnerships for event security and safety Mike Whan, Hot August Nights, George Combs, Reno Rodeo Association, Tony Logoteta, Reno Air Racing Association, Randy Burke, Street Vibrations – Special Events Sponsorships Roxann Favors, City Major Events Administrator, City of Phoenix, AZ – City Special Events Promotional Support Program
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Public Safety Track Event Planning Track Event Permitting Track
Carly Kobasiar, Special Events Supervisor, City of Colorado Springs – Event planners and permit holders realize the importance of emergency planning, but don’t always know where to start. The City of Colorado Springs has identified tools to assist in the planning process and has put procedures in place to review plans for each event. Erica Mirich, Executive Director of Truckee Meadows Tomorrow – Measuring Community Success Frances Hargrove Division Manager, Austin Transportation Department, Austin Center For Events, City of Austin, Edward Grant Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism, City of Savannah, and Brian Katz, Special Events Manager, City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events – Special Event Ordinances
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. BREAK
4:15 – 5:00p.m.
Event Permitting Track
Jan Sawyer, City of Fort Collins, CO and Jonathan Thompson, Managing Partner – Eproval – Leveraging technology to innovate and streamline the Special Event application process

Day 3 – Thursday, January 23, 2020

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast – Included with MSES Registration
8:30 –  10:00 a.m. Keynote Speakers Austin Whitney and Oren Shani – Accessible Festivals
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Public Safety Track Event Planning Track Event Permitting Track
James Lopey, Terrorism/Fusion Liaison Coordinator, Nevada DPS (Nevada Threat Analysis Center) – Active Assailant Preparedness, Response and Recovery City of Reno Special Event Promoter Roundtable Brian Katz, Special Events Manager, City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events – Drone Permitting
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Public Safety Track Event Planning Track Event Permitting Track
Robert Haigney, Lieutenant / NTAC Director, Department of Public Safety – State of Nevada – Investigations Division – See Something, Say Something Olga Berdial, Marketing, Communications & Special Events Coordinator, City of Chula Vista – How to amplify your event marketing and take it to the next level Adrienne Wright, Special Events Manager and Shantori Palmer, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Atlanta – Permitting Private Events in Public Spaces
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (included with MSES Registration) – Forced Friendship Lunch and voting for MSES Board Members
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Public Safety Track Event Planning Track Event Permitting Track
Susan Christian – Director Mayor’s Office of Special Events City of Houston; George Buenik – Director Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security City of Houston; Matt Slinkard – Executive Assistant Chief of Police Houston Police Department; and Larry Satterwhite – Assistant Chief of Police Houston Police Department – Planning, Coordination, and Security for Major Special Events Chantel Dominguez, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation and Lindsey Panton, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful – Volunteer Management Michael Moreno, RTC Francine Burge, City of Sparks, Alexis Hill, City of Reno – Don’t Drive Arrive Campaign Case Study – RTC and cross municipality multimodal promotion and event planning coordination
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. BREAK
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Public Safety Track Event Planning Track Event Permitting Track
James A. DeMeo M.S. – The Fascinating World of Event Security: Ensuring Fan Safety During An Age of Uncertainty Anthony Vernon, Head of Partnerships at Blerter and Greg Cyprian and Joanie Mallet, City of Mobile, AL – Utilizing Smart Technology to Keep People Safe, Save Resources and Create Better Communication at Outdoor Events Edward Grant Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism, City of Savannah and Brian Katz, Special Events Manager, City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events – Film permitting
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Chris Swenson Film + Special Events Program Manager, City of Seattle – Free Speech Permitting
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. BREAK
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
One Last Opportunity for Hot Topic Roundtables!
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. BREAK
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Ice Skating at the Rink on the ROW and Downtown Reno Scavenger Hunt! *Free Bus Transportation Included in Registration Fee

Day 4 – Friday, January 24, 2020

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast – Included with MSES Registration
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker Susan Christian, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events in Houston, Texas – Civic Celebrations!
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. MSES Board Meeting

This schedule is based on Pacific Standard Time, the location of Reno, NV!
This schedule is subject to change (but we don’t want it to!)