Four key executives in the development of Climate Pledge Arena — and, as HOK principal Scott Ralston described himself, one who has “nothing to do with Climate Pledge Arena” — gathered Thursday morning to discuss the renovation of the Seattle arena just a few minutes away and its implications for the venues business. Continue Reading Climate Pledge Arena as Case StudyRead More
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The American workforce continues to grapple with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and the venues, sports and live entertainment sectors are no different.
Continue Reading Execs Tout Advancements in Diversity, Outline Tough Work Ahead
The journey that led to the opening of Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena began long before the shovels hit the ground and started digging 60 feet below grade to create a new venue beneath the historic roof of the former KeyArena.
Continue Reading Key Players Recall Two-Decade Journey to Arena
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFETY Act remains as relevant as ever, and venues that haven’t availed themselves of its protections would be wise to get the process underway, attendees at a VenuesNow Conference panel discussion on security issues were told Friday. Continue Reading SAFETY Act, Security by Design, Expanded Perimeters DiscussedRead More
An overarching theme at this year’s VenuesNow Conference was the multitude of synergies that can align with a venue’s philanthropic message, in this case sustainability. Continue Reading Marketing With Purpose — Everyone Can WinRead More
Simplicity in messaging, planning and execution was a key as members of the VenuesNow Conference panel “Clean & Green: Keys to Operating a Sustainable Venue” on Thursday talked about venues’ “zero waste journey.” Continue Reading For These Venues, Green Is About the JourneyRead More
Panelists on a health, safety and sanitization panel say venues must look beyond COVID-19 and prepare for the future using lessons from the pandemic. Continue Reading Health, Safety Panelists: Don’t Forget Lessons LearnedRead More
The climate crisis worsens with every passing day, but innovators and entrepreneurs in the live events sector and adjacent industries are also developing and implementing sustainable solutions at an accelerating clip. Continue Reading Role of Entrepreneurship in Greening Live Industry DiscussedRead More
The comprehensive sustainability effort at Climate Pledge Arena touches all aspects of facility operations, members of a panel at the VenuesNow Conference confirmed. Continue Reading Running carbon-neutral arena is team effort, one step at a timeRead More
Oak View Group co-founder and CEO Tim Leiweke kicked off the fourth VenuesNow Conference with a pep talk for the industry tied to the opening of Climate Pledge Arena. Continue Reading Tim Leiweke: ‘We can still inspire. Our best days are ahead of us.’Read More