Monday, March 27, 2023

IAAPA Operators Forum 2018 to examine ADA in-depth


ADA isn’t just a policy in a handbook or a section in a guide map, it’s way of operating that serves a specific segment of the guest population to ensure you are providing equal and appropriate access to all guests. If you have ever wondered specifically what this means for your attraction or property, consider attending the IAAPA Operators Forum: ADA, An in-depth study of what it means to you and your operation.

Over a 3-day period (October 2-4) at Six Flags Great Escape in beautiful Lake George, New York, experienced facilitators and park operators will guide participants through immersive classroom experiences, hands-on practical training and opportunities to learn and network with like-minded individuals who share your unique challenges.

Speakers include:

Laura WoodburnICAE, Director of Attractions and the Guest Experience, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Laura oversees the safe operation of Hersheypark’s over 70 amusement rides and water attractions plus guest services and ticket sales.


Erik Beard, Managing Partner & General Counsel, International Ride Training LLC

Erik created the ‘ADA FAQ’ training program for International Ride Training LLC and has represented and advised a variety of attractions with respect to ADA.


Gina ClaassenICAE, Corporate Safety Director, Herschend Family Entertainment

Gina leads the day-to-day safety program across the Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE) portfolio. She works alongside HFE leadership to ensure consistent compliance across properties and departments.


Space is limited to ensure a high-quality education experience. Reserve your spot now. The registration fee includes meals and programming.

Participants can earn 10 credit hours towards IAAPA Certification by participating in this event.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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