Campus Safety Conference Starts This Sunday


The Campus Safety Conference is proud to announce its final line-up of speakers and panelists. The event will take place April 26-28 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The speakers include:

    Joan Athen
    Founder / Managing Partner
    Course: Navigating K-12 and Higher Education Grant Opportunities

    Deborah Beazley
    Senior Program Coordinator
    West Virginia University
    Course: A Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Young Adults

    Nancy Blackwelder
    International Staff Development Specialist
    Keynote: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
    Course: Bullying: Traditional and Cyber

    Kurt Bradley
    Certified Grants Consultant
    Courses: Grant Application Writing for K-12 Campus Police and Security Departments
    Grant Application Writing for University Campus Police and Security Departments

    Alan Butler
    Director of Operations and Consulting
    Course: Developing an Emergency Room Escalation Plan

    Roy Cales
    Managing Director of Technology Sector
    Keynote: How the Federal Stimulus Package Will Impact Education and Healthcare

      Keith Cunningham
    Emergency Coordinator, Environmental Health and Safety Office
    George Mason University
    Panel: Mass Notification Best Practices

    Gerald Robert Harkins
    Associate Vice President Campus Safety and Security
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Panel: Emergency Management Best Practices

    Gayle Johnson
    Risk Analyst
    Alta Colleges, Law and Compliance Division
    Course: Tapping Into Federal Work Study Funding for Emergency Management and Security Programs

    Susan Keith
    Professional Staff Instructor and Program Developer
    Crisis Prevention Institute
    Courses: Workplace Bullying Awareness and Prevention
    Autism Awareness and Campus Safety: Recognize-Relate-Respond

      Ron Lander
    Executive Vice President for Technology
    Security Management Services International Inc. (SMSI)
    Course: Averting and Minimizing Security Litigation in a Healthcare Setting With Applications for Educational Campuses

    James T. Overton
    Chief of Police
    Delaware State University
    Course: Lessons Learned from a Campus Shooting

    Anthony Potter
    Director of Public Safety
    Forsyth Medical Center
    Course: Using the Twin Force Multipliers of Training and Technology to Achieve a Safe and Secure Campus

    Bob Roberts
    Chief of Police
    West Virginia University
    Panels: Emergency Management Best Practices
    Mass Notification Best Practices

    Dr. Amit Sinha
    Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
    Course: Wireless LAN Security – What Hackers Know that you Don’t

    Pete Tately
    Mass Notification Program Manager
    Siemens Fire
    Panel: Mass Notification Best Practices

    Dr. Dennie Templeton
    Director Office of Distance Learning & Office of Emergency Preparedness
    Radford University
    Panel: Emergency Management Best Practices

    John Von Thaden
    Director of Alerting and Notification Systems, Public Safety Systems Division
    Federal Signal Corp.
    Course: How the Medical Community is Addressing Interoperable Communications for Greater Safety and Security

    Rick Tiene
    Vice President-Homeland Security Solutions
    Cooper Notification
    Panel: Mass Notification Best Practices

Additionally, the winners of the Campus Safety Director of the Year Award will be announced on Monday, April 27. To view the complete list of this year’s finalists, click here.

For additional information on these speakers or to register, please visit or call (800) 576-8788.

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