10th Annual National School Safety Conference
July 27 - 31, 2015, The "M" Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada


The 2015 National School Safety Conference is the largest and most comprehensive conference focused on all the aspects of school safety and security.  Focused on national best practices and proven localized programs and efforts, this conference brings together the most knowledgeable and internationally renowned keynote presenters into one forum to provide the highest quality professional development possible in one conference. In addition to our exceptional keynote presenters, you will be able to take advantage of over 40 breakout sessions by current professionals in the fields of education and school safety addressing the most pressing issues facing our schools today. This year all conference attendees will also have the opportunity to attend, at no extra costs, their choice of two pre-conference sessions, one on Restorative Justice in Schools and the second on Emergency Planning for Schools, please see the course description for more information.

This year’s conference promises to be the largest yet and the host hotel will sell out quickly so register for conference and book your room now.

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Conference Overflow Hotel

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa
Located in the heart of the premiere southwest Las Vegas valley, just minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip. Some of our many amenities include a 16-screen Century Theater movie complex, 64-lane bowling center and a handful of restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes. This distinctive hotel features spacious rooms and suites with 42-inch LED televisions, Point Plush mattresses and Wireless Fidelity throughout. South Point also has a fabulous 400-seat showroom that features headliner entertainment and dancing to live bands on weekends.

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Attendee Information

$450.00 Early Reg. before 4/30/2015
$500.00 Registration after 4/30/2015
$400.00 Multi-Attendee Discount (5 or more from same agency registered together before 4/30/2015)
$450.00 Late Multi-Attendee Discount (5 or more from same agency registered together after 4/30/2015)


Advanced School Resource Officer Certification Free To All Conference Registrants

The National School Safety Conference will again offer the opportunity for School Resource Officers to receive their Advanced School Resource Officer Certification during the conference. The certification will not require you to attend a separate class but only to attend specific courses during the conference to receive your certification. There is no additional fee once you are registered and anyone wishing to receive their certification should mark the appropriate box on their online registration form.

Pre-Conference Sessions Free To All Conference Registrants

On Monday July 27, 2015 The National School Safety Conference will host two dynamic pre-conference sessions focusing on the most prevalent issues facing schools today. The two sessions are free to registered conference attendees only and will fill fast. Please check which course you would like to attend on the online registration form.

9:00am-3:00pm - RESTORATIVE JUSTICE - "Reducing/Eliminating the Schoolyard to Prison Pipeline"

This informative and education daylong pre-conference workshop will focus upon an established theory that informs how both schools and communities can resolve problems that have caused harm or damaged relationships.  It will focus on prioritizing accountability over punishment, and seeking solutions on what needs to be done to repair the issue.  This workshop will also focus on alternatives to arrest situations in the school environment, thus reducing the harmful impact of the schoolyard to prison pipeline.

8:00am-5:00pm - AWR 148: Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems

Tis Course is an 8-hour, DHS-approved course designed to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and staff on the elements that would allow for an effective response to school-based emergencies. Schools in small, rural, and remote areas across the country account for almost 23 percent of the total student population (more than 11 million students). Rural schools, law enforcement, and other emergency responders are often limited in resources, so it is imperative that all potentially affected parties collaborate on planning, preparing, communicating, responding, and recovering from a school-based incident.

Keynote Presenters

http://www.killology.com/images/grossman1.jpgLT. COL. DAVE GROSSMAN, U.S. Army (Ret.)   
 Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action
Col. Grossman is a former West Point psychology professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, which has been termed “killology.”
He has presented papers before the national conventions of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has presented to over 100 different colleges and universities worldwide, and has trained educators and law enforcement professionals, in the field of school safety, at the state and regional level, in all 50 states and over a dozen foreign nations. He helped train mental health professionals after the Jonesboro school shootings, and he was also involved in counseling or court cases in the aftermath of the Paducah, Springfield, Littleton, Virginia Tech, and Nickel Mines Amish school shootings.

http://www.collaborativeagency.com/images/thumbnails/edwards%20steve.jpgDr. Steven W. Edwards, President Edwards Educational Services
Developing and Implementing Alternative Programs for At-Risk Youth
A leader nationally recognized by USA Today for his innovative approach to education, Dr. Edwards successfully implemented numerous programs to improve student performance during his sixteen-year tenure as a school administrator. Dr. Edwards also has been instrumental in helping countless school districts tailor similar programs with positive, far-reaching results. In addition, Dr. Edwards is an internationally recognized keynote speaker; facilitator and trainer regularly featured as a content expert on television and radio with appearances on CNN on topics such as 21st Century teaching and learning, school climate and educational reform for a globalized world.

http://photo.mylife.com/photos/013/937/158M.jpgCurtis Lavarello, Executive Director School Safety Advocacy Council
SCHOOL SAFETY: Practical Best Practices for Securing our Schools
Curt Lavarello is a twenty-eight year Law Enforcement Executive in South Florida. During his tenure as a police officer, Curt has held assignments on road patrol, detective bureau, gang task force unit, traffic division and 18 years as a school resource officer (SRO) and Patrol and SRO Supervisor In May of 2005, Curt was named Executive Director for the School Safety Advocacy Council, which serves as the leading training organization for school districts and law enforcement agencies in the nation.

Curt has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada speaking about school related violence, bullying among youth and the potential for terrorism in schools. He has been the focus of numerous articles and has been featured on ABC’s “Eye on Crime”, CBS Evening News, the CBS Television show, “The Defenders”, Fox News “Dayside”, CNN and World News with Peter Jennings. Curt has also been featured as the guest on several National Talk Radio shows and currently serves as a news analyst for FOX News Radio on issues involving school violence.

Plus 40 Additional Breakout Session

Exhibitor Information

As the most extensive exposition in the industry, the National School Safety Conference and Exhibition attracts decision makers and influencers in both education and law enforcement. Last year in Orlando over 600 registered attendees walked the exhibit floor looking for solutions in areas such as access control, video surveillance, panic alarms, anti-violence programs, communication and interoperability, school safety technology, crisis management solutions and much more. These decision makers are looking for the solutions you can provide.

The exhibit hall which will feature dedicated exhibit hall time for our attendees will host all attendee refreshment breaks and offer prizes throughout the day that attendee must be present to win.

Exhibitor Prospectus

Exhibit Schedule

Monday July 27, 2015  Exhibitor Registration/Set up 11:00am-3:00pm
  Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception  3:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Exhibit Hall Open       9:30am-4:00pm
  Exhibitor Breakdown      4:00pm-7:00pm

Exhibit Fees & Information

8x10 Draped Booth Early Discounted Registration (prior to 4/30/15)   $800.00
8X10 Draped Booth    Regular Exhibitor Registration         $1,000
10X10 Draped Booth  VIP Booth – Premiere Location  $1,300
Add a conference breakout session to any booth (limited availability)    $500

Booth Includes

(2) Full Conference Registrations Dedicated Attendee Exhibit Time   
(1) 6 Foot Skirted Table   Carpeted Exhibit Hall
(2) Chairs  (1) Company Sign
Exhibitor Reception    Company Listing in Conference Program


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