Creative Resilience: The Art of Mass Gatherings in Northern Virginia

The Art of Mass Gatherings (AoMG) is an experiential and immersive program that uses festivals as classrooms to activate an arts-focused approach to resilience and emergency preparedness. The symposium is free and includes on-site training and webinars. Speakers and workshop leads include Betty Siegel, Director of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, event and emergency electrics training from Richard Cadena, and a variety of local professionals and organizations. 

AoMG embodies the “whole community” approach to resilience. Skilled professionals in mass gatherings and new learners will share knowledge, join networks, and prepare to assist their communities if impacted by an emergency, disaster, or a climate or health crisis.

Saturday October 2nd from 10am – 1:30pm

Sunday October 3rd from 1-4pm

Covid safety advisory

The safety of our attendees is our number one priority. A full COVID-19 vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test is required to attend the symposium, and masks may be required for some or all activities. Additional precautions for your safety may be employed as per evolving public health guidance and local and state regulations. Participants will be asked to upload their vaccination or test documentation to a google form prior to the event and may be required to take a 15-minute antigen (shallow nasal swab) test upon their arrival. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 48 hours (2 days) prior to the event start time.

Please be aware that there is risk in attending any large gatherings at this time. There is a particular risk for populations that may not currently be eligible for vaccination, are immunocompromised, or whose vaccine protection is incomplete. By registering for this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and accept our terms and conditions for your safe participation

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