As the IME class begins thinking of concepts for a sponsored event, it is important to keep in mind the risks and safety concerns with these off campus events. Toby Clark, here at campus safety has spoken to us, and gave a presentation on managing risks associated with these events. This presentation went into depth on larger concepts such as liability and safety to the little things like whether we can have either Coke or Pepsi products at our event. The first step to managing risks is taking the "no fun" approach and thinking of everything that can go wrong at an event. After that is to come up with ways that we can reduce the chances of such outcomes from happening. This is a very large part of event planning, and can ultimately ensure a much happier time for everyone.
Overall this was a very insightful presentation, and valuable knowledge when planning out any large events for any purpose.