February 27, 2024  | By McCathern Law

McCathern Partners Ty Sheaks and Joey Sampson will again serve as faculty at this year’s edition of the Academy for Venue Safety & Security conducted by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). The 2023 Academy will take place March 23-28 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

McCathern attorneys have proudly participated in the Academy as faculty and speakers for many years. The two-year program is designed “to train venue and event managers, security professionals, and other key personnel involved in every aspect of venue safety and security”. Attendees of the program typically include venue managers, event planners, public safety professionals, industry and business leaders, government agencies, educators and students.

Over the course of two years, attendees study all aspects of venue safety and security in a curriculum developed by experts in the field. Among the many classes spread out over five days, McCathern’s Ty Sheaks and Joey Sampson will be the primary instructors of the following sessions for Year 1 and Year 2 attendees:

Ty Sheaks
Year 2: Emerging Risks & Laws for Venue Managers – Part 1
Year 2: Emerging Risks & Laws for Venue Managers – Part 2

Joey Sampson
Year 1: Risk – Duty of Care, Legal Considerations

Additionally, Joey will participate in leading Individual Discussion Groups each afternoon, covering a variety of focus issues from that day’s sessions.