The Art of Mass Gatherings at Surfalorus: A free experiential learning symposium for event and emergency professionals about how to enhance the safety, accessibility, sustainability, and community engagement of large gatherings of people.

Join us at Surfalorus Film Festival!

This September, join us in Nags Head, NC for two days of free workshops for artists, event producers, first responders, and anyone else involved in event production or disaster planning and response! The event marks the first of three in our North Carolina program, produced in partnership with the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and local partners.

The Art of Mass Gatherings at Surfalorus

An experiential learning & networking symposium for arts, culture, event and emergency professionals, focused on practical skills for enhancing the safety, accessibility, sustainability, and community engagement of large gatherings of people. This event is part of a touring national program, free to attend thanks to the support of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Lunch is provided, and childcare and accessibility accommodations are available.

Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 2022
10 am – 4 pm

Jennette’s Pier (View on Google Maps)
7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959

Electrical Safety & Sustainability for Events

Join ETCP-recognized trainer Richard Cadena in a half-day workshop covering best practices for the safe and sustainable distribution of power for live events! A $250 value, offered for free thanks to the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Wednesday, Sept. 21st, 2022
10 am – 1 pm

Jennette’s Pier (View on Google Maps)
7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959

Are you interested in presenting at or sponsoring one of our North Carolina Art of Mass Gathering events?

Part of a Statewide Program for Resilience

The Art of Mass Gatherings at Surfalorus Film Festival is the first symposium in a three-part program across the state of North Carolina, made possible by the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

About the Organizers

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A woman in a pirate hat and eye patch with long hair and many tattoos surfs a large wave that rises from the right.

Surfalorus Film Festival

Calling all surfers, filmmakers, nature lovers, water weirdos, cinephiles, and fans of everything aquatic to the 11th annual Surfalorus Film Festival! Presented by Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council, this three-day celebration of coastal North Carolina marine culture is coming to the Outer Banks on September 18-21, 2022!

Glowing blue lines divide the image into three major triangles. Three people of different races and genders stand in the center, gazing at us confidently: one holds a microphone, one holds a walkie-talkie, and one holds a clipboard and wears a safety helmet and vest. Behind them, a stage rises towards a starry night sky: we see the first central figure standing onstage, raising their violin in one hand while the audience cheers. In the left scene, a wildfire burns in the distance while the person with the safety vest and clipboard stands in front of an ambulance, helping to distribute boxes of supplies to people and families.

Majestic Collaborations

Majestic Collaborations is a consulting firm and service provider specializing in mass gathering resilience and its application as a force multiplier to strengthen local creative economies, expand emergency preparedness, and build climate change resilience.

We believe in the immense power of gatherings—the communal coming together of large groups of people to share, celebrate, debate, rally, dance, sing, and thrive. To us, the beauty and power of mass gatherings is evident in their ability to bring together diverse communities around mutual passions in a successful, safe and sustainable way.

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in North Carolina by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in the state. the NCDNCR is home to the state’s 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, and much more!

MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

The Art of Mass Gatherings in North Carolina is provided free to participants thanks to the support of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, as well as our local and national partners.

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