Event and venue professionals thrive in an environment that requires both careful preparation and the ability to adapt to new information. But recent history shows that severe weather can disrupt even the best-laid plans. When it does, the results can be catastrophic.


National Weather Center
120 David L Boren Boulevard
Norman, OK 73072

Continuing with our mission to provide the event industry with relevant & practical learning opportunities, Event Safety Alliance® is excited to announce the return of the Severe Weather Summit. The Severe Weather Summit is designed to aid event, sports, and venue professionals in preparing for and responding to dangerous weather conditions. Over the course of two days at the National Weather Center’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, subject matter experts from NOAA and the National Weather Service will introduce participants to short-fused severe weather incidents that can threaten all types of events and venues, as well as the steps to develop a severe weather preparedness plan.


Member Price – $500
Non-Member Price – $575

Includes materials, complimentary breakfast, and lunch during your stay.

[At just $75/annual, ESA membership quickly pays for itself. Click here to learn more]

Understanding severe weather is a science all to itself. The Severe Weather Summit will provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to identify and prepare for potential threats, and how to use existing technology and expertise in order to safely handle a severe weather event.

Seating for this event is limited. Register today to secure your seat in class.


Thursday, March 9
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday, March 10
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM


The Severe Weather Summit has negotiated a special group rate of $119 + tax a night for attendees at the Hilton Garden Inn in Norman, Oklahoma. Minutes from the National Weather Center, Hilton Garden Inn features complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-hour Business Center, complimentary fitness center and a full-service restaurant on the property. For reservations, please visit the Hilton Garden Inn Norman website or call 1-405-579-0100.


If you will be flying to the Severe Weather Summit, the National Weather Center (NWC) is just 25 miles south of the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Directions to the Hilton Garden Inn can be found here. For those who prefer not to rent a vehicle, the hotel is serviced by Uber, local taxi and by Super Shuttle.