03/18/2020: IAVM puts the health and well-being of its members first. We are closely monitoring advisories and updates regarding COVID-19 from the CDC, DHS, the WHO, other associations, as well as healthcare and regulatory organizations. Decisions regarding each IAVM event are being determined independently, as factors affecting one event may not affect another. Updates will be posted on this and the specific event pages.

The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)—representing thousands of venue managers and partner companies in stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums and other public assembly venues continues to monitor the developments of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Commercial Facilities (Venues) of all types. We are gathering information in order to understand the extent of its impact, learn more about the virus, and make recommended precautions. We remain committed through IAVM and the Department of Homeland Security Sub-Sector Coordinating Council to keep everyone informed because your health and safety is our top concern.

Coronavirus Resources

Please join your colleagues, during the months of April and May, for an ongoing COVID19 town hall. Each session will include comments from the sector leadership, an update from the COVID19 Working Group, poll questions, and an open Q&A forum. Prior to each session we will let you know if there is a particular topic focus.  All members types are encouraged to attend. The recording and poll question results will be uploaded to Venuenet afterward. The below registration links sign you up for next four town halls.

Upcoming Town Halls

Bi-Weekly Sector Town Hall Registrations thru August

Ongoing Bi-Weekly Happy Hours Thru August

Bi-Weekly Canadian Venues Town Hall Registrations thru August

  • Registration – Every other Friday at 1pm ET, starting May 22nd.

Past Recordings

Canada Town Halls

Sector Town Hall #7

Town Hall 6

Town Hall 5

Town Hall 4

Town Hall 3

Town Hall 2


4-part series on Business Continuity & Resilience (BC&R) 
by Peter Ashwin, AVSS faculty member, and Wayne Middleton, CVE, Chair of VMA's VMS Committee.

3-part series on Legal Issues

Potential Claims and the Outlook of Special Legislation

Liability Considerations for Returning to Work

Contractual & Related Liability Considerations

Individual Topics

Be The Change: Unmasking and Managing Communication Bias Within Crisis

Security Planning Considerations for Reopening Commercial Venues

Preparing for the 2020 Hurricane Season

Cleaning & Disinfection presented by Mr. Ken Bickerton, CIH, CSP, VP and Sr. Consultant, PHASE Associates, LLC.


    20/20 Vision Series

    For the next seven Thursdays, IAVM will present the 20/20 Vision series which will feature an industry executive who will share her or his career insights and perspectives for the future in a 20-minute interview with Academic Committee Chair Bobby Goldwater, CVE followed by a 20-minute participatory question-and-answer session with undergraduate students, graduate students and young professionals. All other venue industry professionals are invited to listen in on the conversation.
    Register Online



    • Leadership in Times of Crisis
    • Preparing for Upward Career Mobility
    • Venue Conversion Update
    • Preparation & Recovery

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