HAuNTcon Keynote Sessions


2020 keynote sessions will be announced soon! These presentations are open to all HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo badge holders.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019 (open to exhibitors only)

NEW Escape Game Fire Code Regulations for Props, Décor and Products in Escape Games

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Room 227

Join us as the National Association of State Fire Marshals explains the new fire codes that will apply to props, décor and products being made for escape games. This session is targeted to manufacturers and will allow the exhibitors to address questions and gain clarity around the new regulations to ensure their products meet the new code standards.


Successful Creative Brainstorming: Lead Your Team to Better Ideas

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Haunted Trends Main Stage

Attention is the scarcest resource in our battle for customers. Without a novel and differentiated concept for your event, attention is difficult to win. However, generating novel ideas can be a struggle and leave teams feeling frustrated and desperate. Brainstorming is difficult, but it’s a skill every team can learn. Join industry icons Dalton Dale, Michael Roddy, Scott Swenson, and Joel Talacko in this interactive panel on specific tactics to generate ideas through creative brainstorming.

Panelists: Scott Swenson, Dalton Dale, Joel Talacko, J. Michael Roddy
Moderated by: Philip Hernandez, Gantom Lighting and Controls


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NEW! Escape Game Fire Code Regulations for Escape Game Owners

Saturday, January 26, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Haunted Trends Main Stage

This keynote session will be focused towards haunters and escape game owners and managers and will cover the new codes that come into effect in January for escape games. With escape rooms becoming more popular, regulations have needed to be adapted for this new market. Louisiana State Fire Marshal Browning will explain the new codes and the importance around them for guest safety including what Escape Game owners will need in order to pass their fire inspection. Haunters and escape owners and managers can attend this complimentary session with their HAuNTcon badge.