Playing Politics: Contact Your Reps Now to Support Events

Event professionals can support the Live Events Coalition, which is lobbying on behalf of the industry.

The COVID crisis decimating live events has prompted the industry to do something it rarely has before: lobby its elected representatives.

The notoriously fragmented event industry—which relies on a spectrum of professionals from planners to caterers to entertainers to techs–is coalescing under the umbrella organization the Live Events Coalition. The Washington-based group has two goals: to leverage the event community to support event professionals, and to highlight the catastrophic impact of COVID on the industry and ensure it is included in federal relief packages.