Using a Science-Based Approach to Avoiding Event Disaster

On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, the Disaster Avoidance Expert, about how meeting and event planners can use science to avoid disaster.

Listen to show host Al Wynant and guest Dr. Tsipursky discuss the following:

  • How meeting and event professionals can apply science-based decision-making and emotional and social intelligence to their industry.
  • How meeting and event professionals can use a science-based approach to avoid things going wrong at events and conferences.
  • How to use the science-based approach to bring all event stakeholders to the table to avoid disaster.
  • The biggest mistakes meeting and event professionals can make evaluating and planning to avoid disaster, and how to overcome this.
  • How to use data and experience from past events in the evaluation and avoidance of disasters of future events.
  • The top 3 tips or best practices for meeting or event professionals to best plan to avoid disaster.


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Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, is passionate about promoting science-based decision-making and emotional and social intelligence to help leaders, organizations, and our society avoid disasters. He researches these topics as a professor at the Ohio State University. A civic activist, Gleb serves as the volunteer President of a nonprofit devoted to popularizing the research on these topics, Intentional Insights.

Businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities frequently hire Gleb as a consultant and speaker. He authored a number of books, most notably the Amazon bestsellers The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide, and is currently working on The Secrets to Avoiding Disasters: A Science-Based Guide for Leaders and Organizations.

Pieces by him regularly come out in prominent venues such as Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Conversation, Business Insider, Government Executive, Newsweek, Ladders, Lead Change Group, and elsewhere. He has appeared as a guest on network TV in the US, including affiliates of Fox and ABC, and internationally, such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and on US and international radio stations such as NPR, WBAI (New York City), KGO (San Francisco), 700WLW (Cincinnati), KLRD (Dallas), AM980 (Canada).

To learn more, visit his website or email


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