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SUBJECT: Boston Art and Music Soul Festival hosts The Art of Mass Gatherings Symposium June 22nd & 24th
Hello (INSERT NAME: PERSON THAT WRITES ARTICLES, BLOGS, TALKS IN MICROPHONES, etc.)
I am on the host committee for the Art of Mass Gatherings in Boston, two days of hands-on workshops, tours, and networking to celebrate and build community resilience! Please see the attached press release that describes how the symposium will use a music festival as a classroom.
The program is free to attend for event organizers, artists, emergency professionals, and anyone else who hosts large gatherings of people. Attendees leave with concrete practices, resources, and new connections to help enhance the safety, sustainability, accessibility, and community engagement of events, all while building sought-after cross-sectional skills to help improve community health outcomes and emergency and disaster preparedness.
Join me this June for the Art of Mass Gatherings in Boston, two days of hands-on workshops, tours, and networking to celebrate and build community resilience! The program is free to attend for event organizers, artists, emergency professionals, and anyone else who hosts large gatherings of people. You’ll leave with concrete practices, resources, and new connections to help enhance the safety, sustainability, accessibility, and community engagement of your events, all while building sought-after cross-sectional skills to help improve community health outcomes and emergency preparedness.
This event is part of a nationally touring program by Majestic Collaborations and Performing Arts Readiness, brought to Boston in partnership with Boston Arts Music and Soul Festival (BAMS Fest) and the Boston Office of Emergency Management.
Join us at one or both of two all-day events. Reserve your spot today!
- Thursday, June 22nd from 8a-4:30p at BAMS CONX at the David Friend Recital Hall at the Berklee College of Music (Back Bay)
- Saturday, June 24th from 9a-4p on the BAMS Festival grounds in Franklin Park
Thursday, 22 June at BAMS CONX
Registration at 8:00am
Program from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Loft in the David Friend Recital Hall
Genko Uchida building at the Berklee Performing Arts Complex
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Saturday, 24 June at BAMS FEST
Registration at 9:00am
Program from 9:15am - 4:00pm
Playstead Field at Franklin Park
Pierpont Rd, Boston, MA 02119
You’ll find the color scheme of the Boston AoMG event here!
What's the difference between the two days?
Topics, speakers, and activities are different on each day, so we welcome participants at one or both events! Both days focus on the same core themes: community resilience, event design, and the four pillars of the Art of Mass Gatherings (safety, accessibility, sustainability, and community engagement).
Structurally the two days are quite different. Thursday's event is primarily indoors and is more conference-like. Participants will be seated most of the time. Saturday is centered around hands-on tours of BAMS Festival with interactive activities. It takes place outdoors during BAMS Festival, with a lot of moving around. Participants may be near large crowds, with a lot of sensory stimuli including amplified music, smells, crowds, and stage lights.
You can see more details about accessibility considerations for both days on the registration page as well as schedule details as they're announced. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Can I come for just part of the day?
We hope that you can commit to joining us for the entire day that you choose to attend. Some of the topics build on one another, and we love the participatory energy that the day's cohort generates as the day progresses.
However, if this is just not possible, e-mail email@example.com with more details about your availability and the session(s) you'd like to attend. We'll help assess whether participating could still make sense for you and the rest of the group.
How much does it cost to participate?
The Art of Mass Gatherings is completely free for participants to attend thanks to the support of Performing Arts Readiness and our local Boston partners. Lunch and refreshments are included!