Campus Safety Conference Announces 2021 Call for Speakers

Framingham, Massachusetts – The Campus Safety Conferences, presented by Campus Safety magazine (CS), are now accepting presentation submissions for the Campus Safety Online Summit being held December 1-2, 2020 and the summer 2021 in-person programs being held in Las Vegas, NV on June 15-17, Bethesda, MD on July 12-14, and San Antonio, TX on July 26-28.

The 7th annual Campus Safety Conferences are 2 1/2 day, intensive conferences that bring together security, public safety, emergency management, administration, facilities, business, and IT professionals responsible for protecting K-12 and higher education campuses and districts.

The mission of the Campus Safety Conferences is to create a community for all stakeholders to receive time-critical education and training while building peer-to-peer relationships that facilitate year-round engagement, validation and problem solving to improve safety and security during these ever-changing and challenging times. Attendees walk away with the tools and resources needed for better preparedness, improved communication, and swift response prior to and during a variety of safety and security incidents.

Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit detailed proposals addressing safety and security for higher education and K-12 schools. The list below identifies topics for consideration.

Session topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Addressing hazing and bullying
  • Conducting sexual assault, harassment and stalking investigations
  • Dealing with the opioid epidemic
  • Effective communication and emergency drills for staff, students and parents
  • Evaluating your campus police program in light of calls to “defund police”
  • Handling new mental/behavioral health concerns post-COVID-19
  • Implementing new or updating existing technology solutions (only case studies will be selected)
  • Improving staff training (adapting to change, implicit/unconscious bias, de-escalation, etc.)
  • Lessons learned from active assailant incidents
  • Managing protests on campus
  • New security considerations for safer learning environments
  • Performing threat assessments (behavioral, digital, facility)
  • Preparing for severe weather emergencies and natural disasters
  • Reporting and compliance with Clery / Title IX
  • Responding to campus crimes
  • Strategies for better re-unification plans
  • Situational awareness programs for students and faculty

Please submit proposals online no later than Friday, October 9, 2020. Presenters will be contacted by late December.

We invite you to submit presentations that are geared towards audience engagement and participation for an all-encompassing experience. We encourage you to visit campussafetyconference.com to view required information to prepare you for the submissions process. Please contact Amy Reddington at [email protected] with any questions. Amy, do you want to include your number too?

Vendors interested in participating in the Campus Safety Events should contact Laura McDermottat [email protected], (774) 505-8016 or download information here.

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Campus Safety is now accepting nominations for next year’s Director of the Year award program. If you are interested in submitting a nomination, visit www.CampusSafetyMagazine.com/DOY2021 for more information and to register.

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