WMC 2015 Schedule Event

Panel Information:

Date: March 26
Time: 12:00 PM
Room: Baccarat I
Ready Room: Baccarat II

Be Safe, Have Fun: Getting Real About Drug Use at Events

Drug use during concert & festival events is nothing new, nor is it going away anytime soon. Event producers, venues and DJs are caught between a rock and hard place that theyve always been: trying to satisfy the demands of law enforcement and city officials on one side, and keeping their attendees and fans safe and happy on the other. Many would like to see broader drug education and harm reduction measures at events, but are afraid of legal or brand-management issues. So how can these risks be mitigated? Who is responsible for accidental overdoses, the promoter and the venue or is it personal responsibility? Who are your allies and what are the steps you need to take to adopt a new approach? Find out the answers to these questions and hear more about a national campaign to amend the RAVE Act, which could give event producers greater protection when addressing drug use issues head on.