Risk in Today’s Volatile and Uncertain World : Conversations, Ideas, and Innovations to Create a Safer World

Monday 10th May 2021, 9am-2.30pm

We are delighted to be a part of IIFX’s (Innovation Institute for Fan Experience) latest innovative “Learning Hub Live” event – a virtual live event streaming on Monday 10th May.  MOM CEO Professor Chris Kemp will be speaking at the event, as will MOM’s lead counter terrorism and protective security consultant Pete Dalton.  For full details about the event, including speakers, topics and how to join, please see the IIFX press release below.

Live, Virtual Event May 10 to Offer Current, Real-World Guidance for Events and Venues

The event will address risk in today’s volatile and uncertain world – from pandemics, terrorism, changing crowd dynamics, and rethinking how future audiences will consume live sports and entertainment.

On Monday, May 10, 2021, the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) will host a one-day, interactive, live, virtual event themed “Risk in Today’s Volatile and Uncertain World: Conversations, Ideas, and Innovations to Create a Safer World.” This will be an interactive program focusing on the changing dynamics and psychosocial impacts of managing events and venues in uncertain times. All speakers are leaders in the international sports and entertainment industry. Each will focus on how both theoretical and practical aspects are being re-examined and re-imagined.

“Managers and leaders must thoroughly rethink the way in which they work and how the future audience will now consume live sport and entertainment,” said Lou Marciani, Director and Co-founder of IIFX. “We understand everyone is operating within a considerable gray area. We hope to help our audience gain clarity through these experts.”

After the program introduction, four sessions will take place with a question-and-answer segment at the end of each. Audience members will be able to share current ideas and question the presenters about changes in their theory and practice.

Dr. Chris Kemp of Mind Over Matter Consultancy, and the thought leader behind the May 10th event, says “COVID-19 has made us all constantly aware of living in a crisis bubble. But it has also made us lazy as we have started to either deny the existence of or forget the breadth of other risks that surround us.”

See his video here for his excellent overview of the topics:

This innovative “Learning Hub Live” event is designed for professionals at any level who are engaged in public health, safety, security, and sports and entertainment as an educational learning experience that enables those with burning questions to ask them. The event is offered for $49 to IIFX subscribers and $99 to non-subscribers. The $99 non-subscriber registration includes a complimentary 1-year subscription to IIFX. 

This “Learning Hub Live” event is offered as a practical benchmark for industry knowledge the these subject areas. The IIFX Learning Hub offers completing training programs – whether micro- or full lessons, or multiple lessons, or an entire course and can provide participants transportable digital credentials affirming successful course completion and certification. If your organization has the need for training in a particular topic area around safety, health, security or fan experience, read more here and contact us.

To register for and to learn more about the event, click HERE.


Monday, May 10, 2021
9:00 am – 10:15 am Intro – “Risk in Volatile and Uncertain TimesDr. Lou Marciani, Director and Co-Founder, Innovation Institute for Fan Experience and Peter AshwinIIFX Advisor, Event Risk Management Solutions
10:15 am – 11:15 amManaging and Supervising Crowded Space and Anti-Social Environments Dr. Chris Kemp, Professor, IIFX Advisor, Mind Over Matter Consultancy
11:15 am – 12:15 amCounter Terrorism and Protective Security Peter Dalton, IIFX Advisor, Mind Over Matter Consultancy
12:15 – 1:15 pmScientific Notions of Crowd Dynamics and PracticeDr. Pascal Viot, iSSUE
1:15 pm – 2:30 pmAssessing Risk in Major EventsMorten Therkildsen, RF Experience and Dr. Lou Marciani, Director and Co-Founder, Innovation Institute for Fan Experience

To register for and to learn more about the event, click HERE.

About the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience Founded in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic by veteran industry leader, IIFX’s vision is to be the leading and most trusted global authority on providing safety, security and fan experience for sports and entertainment. With offices in the USA, UK and Canada, IIFX produces content, events, and facilitates dialogue and collaboration in in the sports and entertainment industry around its core areas of expertise. Visit: iifx.org for more.

About Dr. Lou Marciani: Read more at this link.