Who is the Event Tutor?
My name is Jarno Stegeman and I’m your Event Tutor. My career has spanned for over 17 years and has always been a combination of events and education. I have organised large scale festivals, events, conferences and workshops and worked as a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education.
In 2017 I planned, organised and promoted Zhivago Theater as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. The Brighton Source described it as "an intimate multimedia show... narrated by Irena Filippova and Hans Visser, who add a delicate accordion and guitar accompaniment. The folk-inspired music is superb, and the high point of the event is Irena’s soulful and extraordinary singing in Russian."
A Greener Festival
I am a keen advocate of sustainable event management. Working with A Greener Festival, co-founded by one of my former students, is extremely insightful. As the coordinator for the Award Scheme in North America it was rewarding to see so many festivals (50 festivals world-wide in 2014) implementing sustainable policies.
San Francisco Pride
The San Francisco Pride weekend in 2013 attracted over 1 million people to the city. The events leading up to this weekend were plannend and produced by me. In 2014 & 2015 I was the coordinator of two research studies: an Economic Impact Study and a Demographic Survey on behalf of SF Pride and the city of San Francisco.
The Event Tutor Research Studies
In 2015 The Event Tutor worked together with A Greener Festival to conduct a research study at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Lightning in a Bottle festival. The aim of the study was to find out what festival attendees think about the sustainable policies implemented by these festivals. You can read more about my research project in Festival Insights.
From 2005 until 2013 I was Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the Music & Live Event Management course at Buckinghamshire New University in England. I was responsible for the content and the delivery of courses such as Event Planning & Management, Sustainable Event Management, Event Production, Business Economics, and Strategic Management in the Leisure Industry.
Most Inspirational Tutor Award
I am very proud that I was awarded the prestigious Most Inspirational Tutor-Award twice by the students of Buckinghamshire New University.
The International Centre for Crowd Management & Security Studies
From 2006 until 2013 I was the project manager for the International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies, where I was responsible for planning and managing research projects at concerts and large scale festivals such as PinkPop in Holland, Creamfields in the UK, and Exit Festival in Serbia.
In 2015 I published the eBooks Event management: Your Environmental Plan and Event Planning: Research at Music Festivals in North America. These eBooks are written for event planners and event producers. Both books focus on the sustainable aspects of organising an event or festival. I've also written an eBook about wedding planning. Gay Wedding Planning is another eBook I have written in 2015. In 2010 my research at Exit Festival, a security and safety audit, got published in the book Case Studies in Crowd Management, Security and Business Continuity. Do check these books out!
On behalf of Prof. Dr. G. Keith Still I spoke at the Club Health conference about the “Underlying Causes of Crowd Accidents”. Ever since my undergraduate study, I wrote my thesis about the health & safety aspects at Dance Valley Festival in the Netherlands, I’ve been interested in crowd behavior at events and festivals.
Safety plan CliniClowns Tour
I have researched and written a safety plan for staff and visitors of a theater production of CliniClowns, one of the Netherlands most respected charitable organizations. This theater production was aimed at people with multiple disabilities. A rewarding project to get involved with!
Personal Licence Holder in England
As a Personal Licence Holder in England and Wales, I can act as a designated premises supervisor for any business that sells or supplies alcohol. A great advantage when working at events and festivals.
Pit Training Certificate
The Certificate in Pit Training that I have received is recognized across the industry in the United Kingdom as the qualification required for staff working in the front of stage pit at concerts and festivals.
Research in the Netherlands
As the co-founder of the Entertainment Research Center in the Netherlands I worked with large scale music festivals on licensing and permits, health & safety, and crowd management research.