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Volunteers Needed for Actsafe's 2018 Event Safety Conference

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:23 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

Interested in volunteering at the only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making live events and performing arts workplaces safe?

Be part of making Actsafe’s 2018 Event Safety Conference a success! 

Actsafe’s 2018 Event Safety Conference
February 21–23, 2018
Delta Hotels Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre

This year’s event is set to be twice as big as last year’s conference and features:

Two days of sessions (40 in all, including workshops, panel discussions, live demos and lectures on a range of safety-related topics):

  • Industry Training 
  • 20+ Trade Show Exhibitors
  • Three Social Evening Events
  • Two Lunches and Six Coffee Breaks

Learn more about the Event Safety Conference at actsafeconference.ca.

So what’s in it for you? 

A minimum commitment of 8 hours will reward each volunteer with a full conference pass, enabling them to attend and participate in all activities when not on duty. Lunches, coffee breaks, trade show access and social events are included, however due to limited space attendance at industry training courses does not apply. Volunteer hours may be fulfilled during the conference or in advance. 

This is a great opportunity to network and share knowledge 200+ members of the performing arts and live event industry!

Volunteers are needed to assist with:

  • Set-up and strike
  • Coat check
  • Registration
  • Hospitality
  • Presenter/panelist support
  • Session note-taking
  • Social media
  • Photography and/or video
  • General assistance for staff and coordinators
  • Tradeshow floor support
  • Materials assembly (programs, handouts, swag, signage placement)
  • Office assistance (sales & marketing, follow-up phone calls, administrative support)
  • Other pre-conference preparation


All volunteers are asked to attend an orientation session prior to the event. A session will be held on February 19, however if you’re unable to attend let us know in order to make alternate arrangements for your orientation. 

How To Apply

Contact Ella Pritchard, Communications Coordinator, at ellapritchard@actsafe.ca for further information and to register as a volunteer. Send us a few lines about yourself, your background, and your interest in the conference.

The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.