Parkland Dad to Share His Story, Mission to Improve School Safety at CSC at EDspaces
Max Schachter, whose youngest son, Alex, was one of 17 innocent victims murdered in the Parkland school shooting, will present at the Campus Safety Conference at EDSpaces in Pittsburgh this November.
After losing his son, Alex, in the Parkland school shooting, Max Schachter founded Safe Schools for Alex, which provides school safety best practices and resources to students, parents, school districts, and law enforcement.
Schachter has worked alongside members of congress, leaders of all major federal agencies, and the President of the United States to make schools safer. He has testified as a subject matter expert before the Federal Commission on School Safety where he detailed the need for a federal agency to house national school safety best practices. In 2019, this vision became a reality when the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse was created in the Department of Homeland Security.
Schachter will deliver the Friday keynote address, ‘Turning Agony into Action – A Father’s Journey to Make Schools Safer After the Parkland School Shooting,’ at the Campus Safety Conference at EDspaces in Pittsburgh, November 3-5, 2021.
The Campus Safety Conference (CSC) brings together security, public safety, emergency management, administration, facilities, business, and IT professionals responsible for protecting K-12 and Higher Education campuses and districts. This fall, it will be co-locating with EDspaces, the only conference that unites architects, designers, administrators and facilities managers with safety and security professionals to reimagine school settings.
“I look forward to presenting at the Campus Safety Conference at EDspaces because the better we understand the failures that led to the worst high school shooting in the United States, the safer our schools will become,” said Schachter. “Our past is both a history lesson and a fortune teller. No parent should send their child to school and then they never come home again.”
This keynote presentation, sponsored by Genetec, will provide:
- After Action Report on the failures of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
- Lessons learned and efforts taken by the Federal Government and The Florida Department of Education after the Parkland massacre
In addition to Max’s keynote presentation, the conference will feature a variety of educational and interactive sessions, case studies and panels on hot topics such as cyber security, campus technology upgrades, Stop the Bleed, lockdown, collaboration and emergency planning, reunification, scenario-based training, child abuse prevention, incident reporting, gang activity and community partnerships. Plus, CSC attendees have access to EDspaces’ sessions and networking events!