Manchester Arena and Black Swans
- Saturday, 11/18/2017: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
- Room: N108
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A "black swan" incident is an occurrence that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and which people rationalize after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. After the May 22, 2017 bombing outside Manchester Arena, just like each previous high-profile act of violence at a live event venue, well-meaning experts rushed to fit the incident into a larger pattern and suggest changes that would make everyone safer in the future. In this session, Event Safety Alliance vice president Steven A. Adelman challenges our assumptions about what the most widely recommended security measures would accomplish, and whether patrons, venues, vendors, and event professionals are prepared to accept the sacrifices to personal liberty required to implement these changes.
Steven A. Adelman, Adelman Law Group, PLLC; Vice President, Event Safety Alliance.