2022 Special Events Forum Recording, Slides and Resources
The 2022 Special Events Forum was held virtually on Wednesday, Jan. 26 and consisted of a “Coffee Talk” networking session followed by formal presentations.
During the Coffee Talk session, event organizers connected with each other, City agencies and partner organizations to get their pre-event-season questions answered. Coffee Talk participants were encouraged to visit one or more breakout rooms on the topics of Events in the Right of Way (with DOTI and RTD staff), Events in Parks (with DPR staff), Licensing for Events (with EXL, DDPHE Food Safety and DDPHE Noise staff) and Event Safety (with DFD, DDPHE, OEM and CPD staff).
The following resources below were some that were discussed in the Coffee Talk breakout rooms.
The Forum was recorded (view the recording) and included the following presenters and topics.
OSE Executive Director, Katy Strascina, kicked off the Forum with some important news about staff changes and educational programming coming in 2022.
The Importance of Life Safety Planning
(view Life Safety Planning PowerPoint(PDF, 6MB))
Denver Fire Marshal, Chief Cory DeBaere, delivered an educational message about the importance of life safety planning and the critical need for organizers to thoroughly address life safety planning for all their events.
Managing Noise at Events
(view Managing Noise PowerPoint(PDF, 1MB))
Justin LaMascus, Environmental Public Health Investigator with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, provided an overview of the Denver noise ordinance, permitting processes and fines, and share recommendations as well as industry best practices about effectively managing noise at events.
The following resources were shared during the Managing Noise at Events presentation:
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