Workshops: Educational & Entertainment


Risk International and Associates, Inc. (RIA) offers specialized workshops for Entertainment Technicians. These workshops can provide participants with the skills and the body of knowledge required by all technical entertainment crews and technicians. These workshops are produced by Risk International & Associates, Inc. and the Alliance for International Entertainment Riggers.

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Workshop Title: "A Masters Workshop for Entertainment Technicians, Riggers, Public Assembly Technicians, and Educational Performing Arts Personnel"
Workshop Venue: ELCO Performing Arts Center, Elkhart, Indiana, USA
Number of Days: 3 (April 4-6, 2005)
Number of Hours: 31.5 (Daily from 8:00 am till 6:30 pm)
Participation Fee:


  • Make checks payable to:
    Risk International & Associates, Inc.
    P.O. Box 622029
    Littleton, Colorado 80162
  • Please include your:
    Name, Address, Company, City, State, Zip Code and a Phone, FAX and/or E-mail where you can be reached.
  • Each participant will fund their own lodging, meals, and travel.
  • Certificates of Participation will be awarded at the end of the workshop.

THANK YOU for your interest in this Workshop.
Make sure all of your colleagues have this valuable training as well!


Risk International & Associates

P.O. Box 622029
Littleton, Colorado 80162
(720) 922-0707 (phone) (website)

Dr. Randall W.A. Davidson (e-mail)

Mr. Jay C. Stone (e-mail)

ELCO Performing Arts Center

410 South Main St
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 293-4469 (phone)
(574) 293-8096 (fax) (website)

Executive Director - Ed Higy
(574) 296-7671 (phone) (e-mail)


Nine separate sessions. Technical materials will be distributed at these sessions:

  • Liability of Entertainment Technicians
  • OSHA and Industry Standards and Codes
  • Fastener and Hardware Technology
  • Rigging Hardware
  • Development of ANSI, ESTA Standards for Entertainment Equipment and Certification of Personnel
  • Fall Protection Standards and Regulations
  • Risk Assessment Procedures and Practices for Inspection of Rigging Systems
  • Risk Management Principles Applied to Entertainment work
  • Risk Assessment of an Entertainment Facility


ISETSA (Web Site:
International Secondary Education Theater Safety Association (ISETSA) highly recommends this conference/workshop for staff and students. Secondary instructors and students in Theater or Drama are encouraged to attend.

Who Needs To Attend:

  • Attorneys
  • Audio Visual Personnel
  • Convention Center and Civic Center Technicians
  • Deans
  • Department Chairpersons
  • Engineers
  • Facility Directors
  • Fire Prevention Personnel
  • Production Managers
  • Riggers
  • Risk Managers
  • Safety and Loss Control Insurance Personnel
  • State Inspectors
  • Technical Directors
  • Vendors of Theatrical Equipment


Cancellation Policy/Deadline for Registration:
Risk International must have received 25 registrations fully enrolled no later than March 1, 2005 or the workshop will be cancelled.

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Product Liability Assessor: Certified  ||||  Risk Management Assessor and Analyst: Expert  ||||  Health and Safety Expert and Assessor in Entertainment, Public Assembly and Education, Fine Arts  ||||  Expert Witness: 420 Cases  ||||  Codes and Standards Consultant: Special Effects, Entertainment, Process Management, Fireworks, Pyrotechnics, Theater and Motion Pictures Facilities, Life Safety, Performing Arts Facilities, ADA, Rigging  ||||  Worker Compensation Reviewer: Insurance Brokers and Carriers  ||||  HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS

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And that I can do, I ought to do - And what I ought to do by the grace of God I shall do."
-Edward Everett Hale

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