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What's So Special About Special Events?

January 17 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST 

What's So Special About Special Events? 

Speakers:                                                

Krista Dillon, Director of Operations – Safety & Risk Services, University of Oregon

This webinar will cover the basics of planning for special events on campuses with an emphasis on large events. Also included will be the use of the Incident Command System in planning for and managing special events, how to conduct risk assessments on events and other helpful tools. This session will also cover lessons learned from special events at the University of Oregon including: US Olympic Track and Field Trials, Dalai Lama visit, World Junior Track & Field Championships, Eugene Marathon, and ESPN Game Day.

Attendee Takeaways:

  1. Roles and responsibilities of campus partners in planning for and running large events
  2. Tools to assist multiple entities in collaboration on special event planning
  3. Lessons learned related to planning for and running large events

Access the PowerPoint Slides!

Krista Dillon is the director of operations for Safety & Risk Services at the University of Oregon. Dillon serves as an incident commander and planning section chief on the University of Oregon’s Type 3 Incident Management Team. She is a certified Incident Command System trainer and is currently the chair of the Universities and Colleges Caucus of the International Association of Emergency Managers. Dillon holds a master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of Oregon.