(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The International Association of Assembly Managers' (IAAM) inaugural Academy for Venue Safety & Security will take place August 22-26 at the American Airlines Training & Conference Center near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
The Academy is designed for those in public assembly facility management
responsible for implementing security planning, emergency planning, crowd management and life safety. Other targeted audiences include security directors, general managers, directors and assistant directors, event management staff and private security company management.
IAAM is partnering with Dr. Gil Fried of the University of New Haven in developing the curriculum for the Academy. The program is a cooperative venture by IAAM and the Department of Homeland Security.
Serving on the academy curriculum advisory committee are Kevin Hallinan of Major League Baseball; Milt Ahlerich of the National Football League.
Mount Allen, New Jersey Performing Arts Center; David Bevans, San Jose McEnery Convention Center; Greg Davis, The Cajundome; Jay Green, Phoenix Civic Plaza; Patrick Leahy, Clear Channel Entertainment; Cory Meredith, Staff Pro, Inc.; Larry Perkins, RBC Center; and Joe Psuik, San Diego Convention Center Corporation.
"In the wake of 9/11, venue safety and security have become increasingly important," said King. "As a Life Safety Council program, the Academy will address these issues and many others in great detail." — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen