Campus Safety Magazine Announces 2017 Call for Speakers

Campus Safety is looking for experts in the security field to submit detailed proposals for presentations in one of our topic categories.

The Campus Safety Conferences, presented by Campus Safety magazine (CS), are now accepting presentation submissions for their summer 2017 programs being held in Philadelphia on July 13-14, 2017 and Long Beach, Calif. on July 31 – August 1, 2017.

The 4th annual Campus Safety Conferences are education and training events for anyone involved in ensuring the public safety and security for our nation’s K-12 schools and institutions of higher education. The events will feature in-depth safety and security sessions for K-12 and higher education campuses, plus full-day workshops and demonstrations, 55+ product and solution providers, and extensive networking opportunities.

The Campus Safety Conferences are presented by Campus Safety, Security Sales & Integration and Commercial Integrator magazines and are the premier events in the industry. The goal of the Campus Safety Conferences is to provide attendees with the resources and training to increase preparedness, communication, and 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 at the 2017 Campus Safety Conferences.

Active Shooter/Terrorism

  • Active Killer response for armed and unarmed security: understanding roles and procedures during an event
  • Profile of an active killer
  • Terrorism concerns and ISIS recruitment

Communication Strategies

  • Transitioning K-12 students to college
  • Successful strategies for working with parents of college students
  • Crisis Communication:  responding to parents, students, and staff (social media, media, texts, alerts, digital signage, etc.)
  • Recovering from a crisis: the worst has happened, now what? (victims, PR, legal, counselors)
  • Depositions and trials: advice for the expert witness
  • Verbal de-escalation techniques
  • Guidelines for responding to a victim

Budget Planning

  • Perspectives on campus safety and security from an Administrator
  • Case Study: How school district received grants and implemented new security procedures and technologies
  • Understanding what government grants are available and how to apply for them
  • Selling the importance of safety and security training to your boss and administration

Behavioral Intervention

  • Best practices in event safety and alcohol enforcement for sporting events, commencements, graduations, parking lots, and more
  • Greek life and campus safety: hazing and alcohol enforcement
  • Managing protests: balancing free speech and security
  • Title IX compliance and sexual assault investigations
  • Best practices to support LGBTQ: bathroom rights and laws
  • The importance of creating a threat assessment team and coordination and communication of administration, mental health and law enforcement.

Technologies and Solutions

  • School emergency management and planning
  • Best practices, policies and technologies for access control, keyless locks and secure vestibules
  • Technical integration: Support IT working with Emergency Preparedness; what are the end goals?
  • Latest trends and laws in social media monitoring
  • Getting budget approvals: proving the value of your requests

Please submit proposals online no later than Monday, November 14, 2016. Presenters will be contacted by late January.

We invite you to submit presentations that are geared towards audience engagement and participation for an all-encompassing experience. We encourage you to visit to view required information to prepare you for the submissions process. Please contact Allyson Yorks at with any questions.

Vendors interested in participating at the Campus Safety Events should contact Steve Nesbitt, Publisher, Campus Safety at 774-256-1101,, or download information here.

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