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                                     JULY 12 - 14, 2020 - BETHESDA NORTH MARRIOTT -  BETHESDA, MD

Sunday, July 12 | 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion, Pre-Conference, Reception

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Ready|Room: Salon Foyer

7/12/2020 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Room: Salon Foyer

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Ready

Registration

Check in and get your name badge!

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsor Move-In

Track: Be Ready|Room: Salon A-D

7/12/2020 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Salon A-D

Be Ready

Sponsor Move-In

Check in, get your name badge, and set up your tabletop before 4:00 pm!

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference A: Preventing School Shootings: How Behavioral Analysis and Assessment Can Prevent Tragedies

Peter Langman, Ph.D., Psychologist, Langman Psychological Associates, LLC

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Smarter

Pre-Conference B: Use-of-Force Simulator Scenarios: Reacting to Split-second Situations and Managing the Message

Julie Parker, President & CEO, Julie Parker Communications

Jason Johnson, President, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Smarter

7/12/2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Smarter

1:05 PM - 1:35 PM

Hot Topic #1: What’s Next: Trends in Campus Security, Public Safety and Emergency Management (Sponsored by NAPCO Security Technologies) -- Limited to 20 attendees.

Robin Hattersley, Editor-in-Chief, Campus Safety Magazine

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed

7/12/2020 1:05 PM - 1:35 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Hot Topic #2: Keeping our School Communities Safe: Same Goals But Different Perspectives (Sponsored by Evolv Technology) -- Limited to 20 attendees.

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Engaged

7/12/2020 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

K-12 | Be Engaged

Hot Topic #2: Keeping our School Communities Safe: Same Goals But Different Perspectives (Sponsored by Evolv Technology) -- Limited to 20 attendees.

Sponsored by

Sponsored by

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Hot Topic #3: Addressing the Vaping Crisis: Education, Prevention and Enforceable Policies (Sponsored by IPVideo Corporation) -- Limited to 20 attendees.

Lt. Joseph Pangaro, CPM, CSO, Director of Global Training and Security Consulting, IPVideo Corporation

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Engaged

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Networking Break

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself

7/12/2020 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Networking Break

Take a break and mingle with attendees between sessions!

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Hot Topic #4: Building a Better Active Shooter Training Program (Sponsored by 1st Watch Global) -- Limited to 20 attendees.

Ray Holcomb, President

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Engaged

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Hot Topic #5: Addressing Gangs in Your School and College Campus -- Limited to 20 attendees.

Jay Findling, Gang Specialist/Interfaith Community Crisis Chaplain, New York Gang Investigators Association (NYGIA)/New York State Chaplains Task Force (NYSCTF)

Shoshanah Findling, Site Director and Professor, Touro College

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Engaged

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Hot Topic #6: How Utilizing Therapy Dogs on Campus Can Improve Community Relations - PLUS, Meet “Archie” from UMB! -- Limited to 20 attendees.

Alice Cary, Chief, UMB Police

Archie The Therapy Dog, Therapy Dog, UMB Police

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Be Engaged

7/12/2020 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Higher Ed | Be Engaged

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sponsor Showcase

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Informed|Room: Salon A-D

7/12/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room: Salon A-D

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Informed

Sponsor Showcase

Check out these companies showcasing their innovative product solutions to help your campus Be Vigilant!

Welcome Reception

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Informed|Room: Salon A-D

7/12/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room: Salon A-D

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Informed

Welcome Reception

Check in, pick up your badge, and help us kick off the conference by joining us for some light snacks and drinks.

Monday, July 13 | 07:00 AM - 07:15 PM

Breakout Session, General Session, Keynote, Panel, Reception

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Coffee

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself|Room: Salon Foyer

7/13/2020 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Room: Salon Foyer

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Coffee

Enjoy some coffee and meet attendees before the conference starts!

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Ready|Room: Salon Foyer

7/13/2020 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Room: Salon Foyer

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Ready

Registration

Check in and get your name badge!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Ceremonies and Awards

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Inspired|Room: Salon E-H

7/13/2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room: Salon E-H

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Inspired

Welcome Ceremonies and Awards

Help us kick off the conference with the Honor Guard Ceremony, National Anthem, and Recognize the Campus Safety Magazine Award Winners!

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote: Preparedness without Paranoia (Sponsored by Clear-Armor, LLC)

Dr. Kathleen K. Kiernan, CEO and Founder, Kiernan Group Holdings

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Inspired|Room: Salon E-H

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sponsor Showcase

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Informed|Room: Salon A-D

7/13/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Room: Salon A-D

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Informed

Sponsor Showcase

Check out these companies showcasing their innovative product solutions to help you make your school/campus Be Vigilant!

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Connecting Women in Leadership: Addressing Challenges and Triumphs

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Connected

7/13/2020 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Connected

Connecting Women in Leadership: Addressing Challenges and Triumphs

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself|Room: Salon A-H

7/13/2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Room: Salon A-H

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Lunch

Take advantage of this time to enjoy a delicious meal, network with peers, and with companies who are showcasing their innovative product solutions to help you make your school/campus Be Vigilant!

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Balancing Safety and Security in Learning Environments: How One Campus Unified Their Systems (Sponsored by Genetec)

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Prepared

7/13/2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

K-12 | Be Prepared

Balancing Safety and Security in Learning Environments: How One Campus Unified Their Systems (Sponsored by Genetec)

Teaching, research and learning happen best when everyone feels safe. Safety and security is a constant concern and is a contributing factor when parents and prospective students decide where they attend school. The security landscape is changing and ensuring that the right security systems are brought in to create a safer learning environment is essential to the well-being of all parties involved.

While security might not necessarily be top-of-mind for students, safety and security are indeed an important aspect of their school experience. Districts are faced with the task of ensuring that their campuses are safe at all times. At the same time, they want students, staff, and visitors to feel welcome and free to move from the classroom and the library to sporting events.

During this session, the speaker will discuss how they unified their systems to create the right balance between accessibility and security.

Attendees Will:

  1. Understand the problem that Putnam City Schools wanted to solve/accomplish and who was on the team during decision process.
  2. Learn how the district transitioned from what they had to what they have now.
  3. Learn how the improvements that were implemented have already benefited their district and how they can continue to adapt their campus over the next five years as security continues to change.

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Sponsored by

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sexual Misconduct and Abuse: Developing Programs to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and Predators

Brett Carruthers, Vice President, Risk Management, Wright Public Entity

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Aware

7/13/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Aware

Sexual Misconduct and Abuse: Developing Programs to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and Predators

According to Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct and Exploitation (SESAME), whose goal is to prevent abuse by educators and other school employees in the U.S., 500 educators were arrested nationwide for sexual abuse in 2015 alone. Additionally, of children in eighth through 11th grade, approximately 3.5 million students surveyed (nearly 7%) reported having had physical sexual contact from an adult (most often a teacher or coach). The type of physical contact ranged from unwanted touching of their bodies to sexual intercourse. As for other types of sexual misconduct, such as being shown pornography or being subjected to sexually explicit language or exhibitionism, the statistic increased to around 4.5 million.

This session will provide leading practices in preventing child sexual abuse and molestation across the K-12 spectrum. These practices identify groomers, mental health issues, and research to develop programs to protect K-12 students from sexual assault and predators.

Note: This is an advanced level session.

Attendees Will:

  1. Learn how the mental health world has not dealt with sexual assault as a serious mental health issue and remedies.
  2. Know how "monsters lurke in plain sight" (i.e. blend into the community) and groom their next victims and leading practices to limit situations which lend themselves to grooming.
  3. Understand how gangs impact sexual abuse and molestation via human trafficking and practices to identify these situations.

Obtaining Funding Through Focus Groups: The Power of Community Support

Kevin Wren, School Safety Advocate, A3 Communications, Inc.

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Empowered

Transitioning from Security Staff to Campus Police Department: The Important Differences and Liabilities to Consider

John Weinstein, Commander, Strategic Planning and Outreach, Northern Virginia Community College Police Department (NOVA)

Daniel Dusseau, Director Public Safety/Chief of Police, Northern Virginia Community College Police Department (NOVA)

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Be Innovative

7/13/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Higher Ed | Be Innovative

Transitioning from Security Staff to Campus Police Department: The Important Differences and Liabilities to Consider

Transitioning from school (school district or college) security staff positions to police would seemingly fix many safety and security concerns. Having highly skilled police officers as on-site employees may deter incidents and allow for a more confident response. It may allow for closer collaboration with local law enforcement officials and access to controlled information that can help keep school districts or campuses safe.

However, the transition also opens doors to potential serious issues and liabilities. The transition from security to police officers or to start a police department usually revolves around important topics such as uniforms, vehicles, weapons and communications equipment. These are all critical, but there are other key areas that must be understood because of their significant implications.

For instance, administrative pitfalls include different requirements and implications for enforcing school policy vs. law, access control to school offices and networks that access criminal history, laws governing police officer discipline, IRS rules on take-home vehicles, Fair Labor Standards Act laws, hiring and background considerations, implications for confidentiality, MOUs, optimum location of the police within the overall school administrative hierarchy, and more. These and other administrative, legal and operations considerations must be resolved before any transition is contemplated.

This presentation will discuss NOVA's transition from a security department to a police organization, lessons learned along the way, and leading practices.

Attendees Will:

  1. Learn key differences between a campus security department and a police department.
  2. Understand priorities and leading practices for a new school police chief.
  3. Address potential areas of liability.

Fatal Friday Night Lights: A Case Study of Response and Recovery

Matthew Jones, Superintendent of Schools, Jeannette City School District

Shelley Muto, Director of Pupil Services, Jeannette City School District

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Motivated

7/13/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

K-12 | Be Motivated

Fatal Friday Night Lights: A Case Study of Response and Recovery

On Friday, September 6, 2019, in the waning moments of the extremely popular Friday night Jeannette High School Jayhawk football game, a fatal shooting took place at the stadium. Both the suspect and victim were well-known parents and citizens in the city, and the incident sent shockwaves throughout the small urban community.

The Jeannette City School District’s response to the incident established an immediate tone for recovery, and although the district had never trained for an event involving the population and location, the transferable skills from other trainings and protocols allowed district personnel to deal with an open air, after school, large scale security incident involving the student body, visiting students and game patrons.

This session will provide an overview of the violent incident, administration and emergency services immediate response, the school district timeline of actions during the initial 72 hours, and the plan for after care and support services in the following days and weeks.

Presenters will share lessons learned, including revisions to the emergency operations plan, training protocols, support services for students, staff and families, and the unique circumstances of being tasked with response while in the presence of family.

Attendees Will:

  1. Hear the unique response required and lessons learned from an incident in an open air stadium that engages home and visiting students and community and visiting patrons.
  2. Learn training protocols that engage ancillary staff and employees: who to include and why it is essential.
  3. Review considerations for the human impact, as it relates to staff, their families, community members, and participating school districts.

1:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Express Pass

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed

7/13/2020 1:00 PM - 7:15 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed

Express Pass

The Express Pass is a one-day pass that allows access into the Sponsor Showcase, any of the three sessions that say "Sponsored By", General Session, and the Networking Reception. 

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking Break

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself|Room: Salon A-D

7/13/2020 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Room: Salon A-D

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Networking Break

Take a break and check out the companies showcasing their innovative product solutions to help you make your school/campus Be Vigilant!

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Threat Assessment Protocols: How South Carolina Developed and Implemented Statewide Programs

Alan Walters, Executive Director - Safety & Risk Management, Georgetown County School District

Dr. Sabrina Moore, Director - Student Intervention Services, SC Department of Education

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Prepared

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Team Travel Safety Management: Important Lessons Learned from Mark Dombroski Tragedy

Jin Kim, FBI (ret) SME / Principal Practitioner, PerSec Academy LLC

Lisa Dombroski, Speaker, PerSec Academy LLC

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Empowered

Keeping Your Top Performers: Leadership Strategies for Improving Staff Retention

Jeff Hauk, Director, Public Safety and Police Authority Services, Memorial Healthcare

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Innovative

Stop the Bleed: Trauma Kits and Are You Ready to Save a Life?! (Sponsored by School Health)

Corina Bilger, Director, Sales and Marketing, EMT-I, H&H Medical Corporation

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Motivated

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Situational Awareness: Scenario Training and Development Exercises to Increase Vigilance and Knowledge

Paul Timm, PSP, Vice President, Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Aware

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself|Room: Salon A-D

7/13/2020 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Room: Salon A-D

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Networking Break

Take a break and check out the companies showcasing their innovative product solutions to help you make your school/campus Be Vigilant!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dealing with Difficult People: How to Avoid and Defuse Toxic Situations

John Weinstein, Commander, Strategic Planning and Outreach, Northern Virginia Community College Police Department (NOVA)

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Empowered

Addressing Compassion Fatigue: Who Helps the Helpers?

Jay Findling, Gang Specialist/Interfaith Community Crisis Chaplain, New York Gang Investigators Association (NYGIA)/New York State Chaplains Task Force (NYSCTF)

Shoshanah Findling, Site Director and Professor, Touro College

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Innovative

Recovering from Natural Disasters: Creating Community Partnerships So Your Campus Can Get Back on Its Feet

Bronwyn Roberts, Esq., Project Director, REMS TA Center

Janelle Hughes, Deputy Project Director, REMS TA Center

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Motivated

7/13/2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

K-12 | Be Motivated

Recovering from Natural Disasters: Creating Community Partnerships So Your Campus Can Get Back on Its Feet

Developing relationships and formal partnerships with community agencies is a great way to strengthen overall school district emergency preparedness efforts, as well as emergency operations plans (EOPs). Agreements can vary, ranging from informal partnership agreements to formal documents, including memoranda of understanding (MOUs), memoranda of agreements (MOA), and mutual aid agreements (MAAs). All these agreements can document the partnership and recognize the shared vision of safe schools.

In this session, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will provide an overview of how agreements can support school district recovery following natural disasters. Specifically, we will overview how different types of agreements can be used to support various emergency management functions, including reunification, relocation, use of schools as shelters, continuity of teaching and learning, behavioral health, food and transportation services, victim advocacy, and more.

REMS TA Center staff will also discuss considerations specific to integrating the needs of special populations, including individuals with disabilities and other access and functional needs, into formal and informal agreements.

Attendes Will:

  1. Understand the types of agreements and elements to include when writing formal and informal agreements.
  2. Learn the common recovery elements and emergency management functions that different agreement types can support.
  3. Determine the key stakeholders to consult before finalizing an agreement with a community partner, service provider, or agency.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Enhancing School Security: An Overview of SchoolSafety.gov’s Free Resources

Lindsay Burton, Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Prepared

7/13/2020 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

K-12 | Be Prepared

Enhancing School Security: An Overview of SchoolSafety.gov’s Free Resources

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the federal government established the Federal Commission on School Safety. After a series of listening sessions and meetings with school security stakeholders, the commission issued the Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety in December 2018. The report included recommendations for the federal government’s role in enhancing school safety, including the development of a Federal School Safety Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse).

The Clearinghouse, comprised of the commission-member Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice, serves as the foundation for a coordinated agency effort to recommend leading practices to keep schools safe. SchoolSafety.gov, developed by the Clearinghouse, provides one-stop access to school safety resources, programs and actionable recommendations to support school efforts in creating a safe learning environment for students. SchoolSafety.gov serves as the Clearinghouse’s public-facing vehicle and offers multiple tools to assist users in enhancing security at their respective schools.

Following the overview, participants will view a live demo of the website and its functionality, specifically highlighting the below three tools:

  • A school safety readiness tool that enables users to identify current gaps in their school safety posture. The self-assessment is intended to be a starting point for users who want to evaluate their school’s present safety posture and receive guidance on how to implement school safety initiatives.
  • A customized and downloadable action plan, tailored to user needs based on their school safety readiness tool responses, provides the user’s school with safety topic prioritization, actionable recommendations, and aligned resources and grants that can be utilized to enhance school security.
  • A secure information sharing platform that allows authorized school personnel, such as principals, emergency planners and SROs, to share emergency operations plans and resources with other members of the school safety community. Users will undergo a background verification process prior to joining the platform.

Attendees Will:

  1. Learn how to enable SROs, administrators, and school safety officials to make school safety initiatives more actionable at their schools.
  2. Identify vulnerabilities or gaps in current school safety posture.
  3. Learn how schools can better prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Perry Township Schools Case Study: An Educator's Perspective on Integrated Solutions to Help Prevent Incidents (Sponsored by Motorola Solutions Inc.)

Chris Sampson, Associate Superintendent, Perry Township Schools

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Aware

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Networking Break

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself|Room: Salon Foyer

7/13/2020 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Room: Salon Foyer

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Networking Break

Take a break and mingle with attendees between sessions!

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

General Session: Access Control, Locks and Lockdown Solutions: Is Your Campus Behind the Times? (Sponsored by Transact Campus Inc.)

Scott Dennison, Senior Director, Project Management, Transact Campus Inc.

Amanda Guthorn, AVP Public Safety, La Salle University

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Be Safer

7/13/2020 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Higher Ed | Be Safer

General Session: Technology Trends in K-12 Safety and Security: Is Your District Behind the Times?

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Safer

7/13/2020 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

K-12 | Be Safer

General Session: Technology Trends in K-12 Safety and Security: Is Your District Behind the Times?

School and district security professionals and administrators are faced with ever-increasing security pressures and expectations. With today’s constant technology advancements, schools are implementing a variety of solutions based on budgets, grants, facilities, timelines, priorities and research.

This knowledgeable panel will discuss solutions for emergency notifications, communications, access control and surveillance, assessments, detection and more. These deployments require new investments, public support and partnerships with solution providers within the industry in order create a system and plan that works best for each school, district and community.

By attending this session, you will obtain invaluable insights, learn about challenges and requirements, and receive information on leading practices from a panel of security professionals and industry leaders.

Attendees Will:

  1. Learn about growing trends in campus security and how technology is empowering teachers and staff while causing students to feel better protected and secure in their learning environment.
  2. Find ways to approach some of the hurdles and obstacles you will need to overcome in order to improve campus safety.
  3. Understand that school safety and security is not one-size fits all and that you have to create a plan that meets the needs of your district, school, students, staff, parents and community.

5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

Networking Reception (Sponsored by Dell Technologies and Skyline Technology Solutions)

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself

7/13/2020 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Networking Reception (Sponsored by Dell Technologies and Skyline Technology Solutions)

End the day by meeting up with your peers in a relaxed setting for snacks, drinks, giveways and more! This reception is open to all attendees, speakers, and sponsors.

Sponsored by

Sponsored by

Tuesday, July 14 | 07:00 AM - 12:31 PM

Keynote, Workshop

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Coffee

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself|Room: Salon Foyer

7/14/2020 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Room: Salon Foyer

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Coffee

Enjoy some coffee and meet attendees before the conference starts!

7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Registration

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Ready|Room: Salon Foyer

7/14/2020 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Room: Salon Foyer

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Ready

Registration

Visit us for any conference questions and to turn in your evaluations so you can receive your certificate!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Keynote: Columbine and Beyond: Helping Students Recognize Their Own Value and the Value of Others

Craig Scott, Co-Founder, VALUE-UP

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Inspired|Room: Salon E-H

7/14/2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room: Salon E-H

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Inspired

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Networking Break

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself|Room: Salon Foyer

7/14/2020 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Room: Salon Foyer

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Networking Break

Take a break and mingle with attendees between sessions!

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Workshop A: Awaken the Learner andBuilding Emotional Resilience

Craig Scott, Co-Founder, VALUE-UP

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Immersed

Workshop B: After School Hours: Event Security and Emergency Preparedness

Chris Dorn, Senior Analyst, Safe Havens International

Audience: K-12|Track: Be Immersed

Workshop C: Checking Your Work: Fixing Common Mistakes in the Annual Security Report

Abigail Boyer, Associate Executive Director, Clery Center

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Be Immersed

Workshop D: Campus Events, Controversial Speakers, and Protests: Creating Policies for Maintaining Safety, Security, and University Support on Campus

James DeMeo, CEO, USESC

Margot Bennett, Chief of Police, UCPD Berkeley

Mario Leon, Lieutenant, University of Arizona Police Department

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Be Immersed

7/14/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Higher Ed | Be Immersed

Workshop D: Campus Events, Controversial Speakers, and Protests: Creating Policies for Maintaining Safety, Security, and University Support on Campus

Part 1 – Large Scale Event Safety in Confined Spaces

Following the tragedy of the Las Vegas-Mandalay Bay mass shootings, security leaders are rethinking the playbook for properly safeguarding today’s confined spaces. The speaker will discuss how security leaders can make a monumental impact in the vertical by sharing leading practices and lessons learned with their industry peers.

Confined space protection refers to densely populated areas where people congregate to watch a particular performance. Proactive risk mitigation event staff training is a key component in confronting these types of challenges. The integration of technology, physical security screening measures, biometrics, licence plate readers, effective communications between first responders and event staff, crowd control, crowd dynamics, understanding patron demographics, along with responsible social media monitoring can play a monumental role in helping to prevent/reduce the loss of life concerning the proper safeguarding of future events.

The importance of brand protection, business continuity and resiliency cannot be underscored in these endeavors. Safeguarding these confined spaces is not a fear-based model but one based upon employee empowerment. Proactive training, education and career development resources for those protecting the space will be the difference maker in keeping fans safe and secure.

Part 2 – Managing Controversial Speakers on Campus

The speaker will lay out some key areas of law, overview current developments with speakers and campuses across the country, and set forth some critical areas for decisions higher ed institutions should be making to be proactive on these issues. The speaker and the attendees will then engage in a robust discussion where private and public institutions will dialogue and be separated into smaller working groups of similar institutions to develop ideas in response to some test cases.

This session will highlight the current state of the controversial speaker landscape and what to look ahead to during the election season.

Part 3 – Developing Partnerships with All Community Stakeholders for Large Events

The speaker will discuss how successful large-scale events on a university campus involves many partnerships with both internal university departments and support from local/state/federal law enforcement agencies. It is important to address security issues both within the venue and the surrounding areas of campus. Although law enforcement takes point in many circumstances, ongoing planning with university officials is key to promoting a safe and secure environment.

Knowing what resources are available and who to contact helps with planned events, but those contacts are more important when unplanned events take place. University officials guide policy decisions, freedom of speech, grounds maintenance and risk management concerns. Law enforcement plans for event staffing, communications interoperability and creation of a good incident command operations plan.

This session will show the importance of combining law enforcement operations with university resources in planning large events.

Part 4 – Closing

Panel Discussion and Q&A with Audience

Note: This is an advanced level session.

Attendees Will:

  1. Understand the importance of integration of technologies/physical security and its impact.
  2. Learn about the numerous challenges facing today's event security leaders and receive insight on what to plan for during this election year.
  3. Recognize the value in combining law enforcement operations with university resources in planning large events.

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Be Yourself

7/14/2020 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Be Yourself

Networking Break

Take a break and mingle with attendees between sessions!

12:30 PM - 12:31 PM

Conference Concludes

Track: Be Safe

7/14/2020 12:30 PM - 12:31 PM

Be Safe

Conference Concludes

Thanks for attending - Be Vigilant!

 The conference was great, and the sessions and presenters were excellent!

Register now for the opportunity to learn and network with those responsible for making their schools and colleges safer.




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