This year, we hosted our annual Rave Summit virtually. Critical communications and safety professionals across all industries came together to share innovative strategies for keeping their communities, campuses and employees safe and informed during one of the most turbulent years in decades.
Designed for new clients, prospects, partners and long-time customers alike, Rave Summit attendees had direct access to industry professionals who shared trend forecasts, best practices and interactive breakout sessions that empowered and educated. There was also the incredibly popular Guru Lounge, where attendees had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Rave product gurus to get advice and answers to their most critical safety challenges. On top of that, in between sessions, attendees were able to network virtually with their peers and Rave staff.
Our keynote speakers Jake Wood, Siri Lindley, and Kumar Kibble were attendee favorites as they shared inspiring stories and uplifting lessons learned. After a day filled with product deep dives, networking with peers, guru meetings and learning best practices, our attendees were wowed by magician, Tom Pesce. Some of our most popular sessions included:
Operation Rave: Louisville’s Exercise of the Rave Safety Ecosystem:
In this session, a multidisciplinary team representing local government, aviation, higher education and the private sector shared best practices and lessons learned from a recent tabletop exercise. Louisville Metro Emergency Services, the agency responsible for Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services and 9-1-1 Operations spearheaded this initiative to exercise the Rave Safety Ecosystem across various stakeholders in their region.
The realistic scenario for this exercise simulated a dynamic incident involving stakeholder organizations that would need to collaborate effectively in order to respond rapidly to mitigate the impact of the event. Panelists shared best practices and lessons learned that emerged from the exercise. This session provided insights into how to best engage a broad spectrum of partners in your area to ensure effective planning and response, how to strengthen response through technology, as well as ideas for how to conduct a similar exercise.
- Shawn Hensler, Executive Director of Safety and Security Kentucky Venues
- Jody Meiman, Executive Director at Louisville Metro Emergency Services
- Todd Piett, Chief Executive Officer at Rave Mobile Safety
- Kyle Reiber, Deputy Director of Public Safety at Bellarmine University
Technology Trends Impacting Public Safety and Security:
From natural disasters to more individual emergencies, protecting our communities requires public safety agencies, campus safety officials, and corporate security professionals to effectively collaborate and communicate. Attendees heard from our panel of industry experts as they outlined the top technology trends in public safety and security, the challenges, and the significant potential each represents for emergency preparedness and response. Rave’s CEO Todd Piett moderated.
- Budge Currier, California 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch Manager, California Office of Emergency Services
- Jeffrey Trask, MBCP, CEM, CBCLA, Head of Emergency Management and Business Continuity | ISO New England
- Darrin Reilly, CEO Mission Critical Partners
- David Schuld, Senior Managing Associate, Hagerty Consulting
Open with Care: Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World:
Just a few short months ago, it felt as though there was a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but another surge of cases has schools, businesses and state and local governments evaluating their response to ensure the health and safety of communities. This session featured representatives from a variety of organizations to share how they are handling the latest COVID-19 developments in concert with other stakeholders in their regions.
- Bill Church, Manager, Occupational Health, Safety, Security & Environment Park Planning & Development at Calgary Stampede
- Carey Drayton, Director of Safety and Security Systems and Technology at University of Virginia
- Noah Reiter, MPA, Senior Vice President, Customer Success at Rave Mobile Safety
- Molly Ringo, Director of Maintenance, Safety & Security for Everett Public School District
We cannot wait to share more with you. Check back soon because we will be posting industry specific session highlights each week. In the meantime, you can watch our showcase highlights to catch up on what you may have missed.