JUNE 17 - 19 | LAS VEGAS, NV


June 17 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Add a Pre-Conference to your Conference Pass to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to focus on a specific topic in a casual setting. 
PLUS, you'll have the opportunity to meet attendees before the conference even starts!
Note: Pre-Conferences are ONLY available as an add on with the Conference Pass for an additional fee. 

Pre-Conference A | Working TOGETHER to Improve Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
K-12 and Higher Ed

During an active shooter, any severe weather, or hazardous incident, collaboration is critical. For all responders to be effective in their response, it is critical for this collaboration to begin long before an emergency happens.

This workshop will bring together safety and security experts from Fire & Rescue, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), and the Police Foundation to discuss guidelines and recommendations for overall preparedness, response, and recovery in the event of a crisis. 

Released in spring 2018, the scope of NFPA 3000 is to provide the minimum criteria for the level of competence required for responders organizing, managing, and sustaining an active shooter and/or hostile event preparedness and response program based on the authority having jurisdiction’s function and assessed level of risk. The Technical Committee reflects all elements of the community, including law enforcement, fire, EMS, healthcare, schools, facilities, security, and the public.

The panel will also address technology as a layered approach related to building perimeter, parking lot perimeter, classroom interior and how to use the technology in compliance with policies and procedures.

Attendees Will: 

  1. Learn what to consider when preparing and evaluating emergency plans.
  2. Hear how administrators, first responders, the community and vendors need to work TOGETHER to improve preparedness.
  3. Understand how NFPA 3000 Standards and PASS Guidelines can help in creating effective plans and avoid common pitfalls.
  4. Discuss findings from the Broward County Communications Report and Governor's Commission Gap Analysis.

Pre-Conference B | Evaluating Competing Technologies: Workshop and Roundtable Discussion
Higher Ed and K-12

You are head of campus security and you are sitting in a meeting with the heads of IT and Facilities, the school’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, and the College President or School Principal and Superintendent. The purpose of your meeting is to consider the purchase of equipment to upgrade safety and security. There are three options on the table: a new video surveillance system, an access control system, and panic alarms/buttons for all classrooms and offices. Unfortunately, your budget is not sufficiently robust to select all three, so you need to evaluate what to buy. Complicating the problem is that police and security want the camera system, Facilities is supporting the electronic key system, and IT advocates the panic alarms. Each attendee can make a convincing argument in support of his or her desired option. So, what are some of the security goals of any school? Seven are listed, in no particular order, recognizing there may be more and further, that their priorities may change over time with dynamic trends, policies, and experiences:

  • Create and maintain a safe environment
  • Enhance the school’s reputation for safety
  • Avoid liability
  • Be prepared to respond to and recover from crises
  • Enhance situational awareness on campus to deter threatening activities
  • Enhance the campus community members’ perception of safety
  • Deter/respond to concerning behaviors
This workshop will provide a systemic approach for evaluating technology so your campus picks the right technologies that upgrade performance.

Attendees Will:

  1. Evaluate goals and how technologies differ by crisis phases (prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery).

  2. Show how people in different positions have different priorities and perspectives on evaluation in different phases of the crisis.  For instance, during the recovery phase, the PIO is worried about branding; legal is worried about liability, financial officials are worried about the cost of resuming operations, emergency management is worried about clean-up, etc.

  3. Explore how various technologies fit into the evaluation matrix, understanding that technologies can make different contributions to each phase. 

Pre-Conference C | Setting Priorities: Lessons Learned from Clery Act Program Reviews
Higher Ed
Campus leaders spend a lot of time making decisions and with so many competing needs, it can be difficult to prioritize where to focus efforts and resources. Clery Act program reviews can be a key source of information on both common challenges in regards to Clery Act compliance and, more importantly, possible solutions. Participants should bring their institution's annual security report to the session for campus-specific conversation and self-assessment.

Attendees Will:

  1. Understand the trends in the Department of Education Clery Act findings.

  2. Identify practical departmental or Clery committee tasks for proactively addressing compliance challenges.

  3. Establish a comprehensive annual plan for Clery compliance. 

The Conference was very informative and had practical roundtable sessions. I recommend this conference to any Head of Security. Its a great way to network with fellow professionals.

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

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