Ready for Launch

The Art of Mass Gatherings in Boston is just a few weeks away… it’s time to start welcoming our participants! Please spread the word to your networks about these free learning & networking events.

Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions and text you can copy/paste to share with your networks. Thank you for spreading the word and making this event a success.

Sample e-mail invitation

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 Berklee College of Music
  • Saturday, June 24th from 9a-4p on the BAMS Festival grounds in Franklin Park

Frequently Asked Questions

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). 

Thursday’s event is primarily indoors and is more conference-like. It might be a better choice if you’re sensitive to sensory stimuli, have difficulty standing or moving around for long periods of time, or would prefer to limit your time outdoors. Saturday is centered around hands-on tours of BAMS Festival with interactive activities. 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 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 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! 

Advance registration is required.