Situational Awareness, Planning and Process for Active Shooter/Armed Aggressor Scenarios

  • Room: Grand Ballroom C
Thursday, March 15, 2018: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM


Dominic Yeager
Director, Arts Management
The University of Alabama
Douglas Goerke
Intelligence Unit Commander, Deputy Director - Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX) ,Violent Crimes Initiatives
Orlando Police Department
Jennifer Mason
Security Manager
Walt Disney World Emergency Management
Maria Bouffard
Director of Emergency Management
Steven Adelman
Vice President
Event Safety Alliance


In the light of several tragic events in our industry over the past few years, it is important that we consider Active Shooter/Armed Aggressor scenarios in our safety and emergency planning.  We bring together experts from law enforcement, security management, event safety and theatrical production to discuss these events and offer insight on the threat of an active shooter as related to the role of stage Managers, production managers, house managers, technicians, and others in the theatrical world.


Learning Objectives

The intent of this panel is to drive discussion related to the variability of entertainment venues, proper planning and partnerships, and situational awareness.