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    The Art of Mass Gatherings in Nevada

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    Join us at for a transformative 4-hour pre-summit learning session on The Art of Mass Gatherings: Performing Arts Readiness. Discover how festivals are evolving into dynamic classrooms for disaster resilience, enhancing safety, accessibility & sustainability. Engage with experts through panels, presentations & a hands-on mapping exercise, complemented by a practical site visits at the Water District and Spring Preserve. Learn from the successes of cities fostering community engagement & preparedness through innovative programs integrating CERTs & MRCs to reimagine whole community emergency preparedness through the lens of the performing arts.

    *A Government Issued ID will be required for the tour of Water District 

    Schedule Quick Reference

    8:00 – 8:10 am   Registration
    8:10 – 8:20 am   Welcome and introductions
    8:20 – 9:00 am  PANEL: The Art of Mass Gatherings Approach: SafetyAccessibilityCommunity EngagementSustainability

    9:00 – 9:40 am   Community asset mapping workshop

    9:40 – 10:20 am Tentative Panel: Burning Man Mobility Camp Case Study 
    10:10 – 10:30 pm   15-minute break
    10:30 – 12:00 pm Walking Tours of Water District and Spring Preserve, discussion of multi-modal design, resilience hubs/ infrastructure, solar and backup power systems, shelter-in-place planning, crowd management, and skills and drills trainings 


      We are committed to making this event as accessible as possible to anyone who would like to participate. 

      • Accommodations are available by request during or after registration. This program has been supported thanks to  Performing Arts Readiness.

      For the greatest likelihood that we can meet your needs, please make any accommodation requests by Thursday, February 22nd. There are dedicated places in the registration form to let us know about requests or potential concerns or you can contact Jessica Wallach from our team at (240) 481-3918‬ or 

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