JULY 8-11, 2018


This 3.5 day Symposium examines lessons learned from traumatic events and reveals new, preemptive school safety measures growing in multiple realms. The Symposium is designed to provide a number of takeaways that districts, departments and agencies can implement immediately. This is not open to the public, and attendees will be asked to show an agency or organization I.D. upon check-in.


Law enforcement, school personnel, victim advocates, mental health professionals, emergency and risk management staff, school safety teams and all first responders.


Presenters include school administrators, law enforcement, criminal justice and school security administrators who have been involved in the response and recovery to school violence and other events.

Inscription at the Columbine Memorial.  Photo by Ben Findling.

Inscription at the Columbine Memorial.  Photo by Ben Findling.


The 2018 Briefings will be held at the Adams 12 Five-Star School District Conference Center: 1500 E. 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241


The Briefings is hosted by The "I Love U Guys" Foundation, with assistance from Adams 12 Five-Star School District and the Colorado State Attorney General's Office. The cost is $350 for general sessions, with proceeds benefiting The I Love U Guys Foundation. Early registrants will receive a discount. The Registration link will be live when Symposium dates are confirmed.

A short glimpse of the Columbine Memorial ceremony on July 11, 2017 during the school safety symposium. Credit: Selina Doran

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2018 Symposium Focus


In Progress

The 2017 Symposium hosted many dynamic speakers and practitioners of school safety. The 2018 Agenda in in the works, so please stay tuned.

Over the course of the Symposium, we examined the components of a crisis or trauma, a logical timeline, and included information on what to do and how to do it.


Participants attending at least 20 hours of sessions will gain the skills and knowledge they need to bring the SRP and SRM programs back to their districts and agencies. Participants will receive a certificate of training online after the Symposium.

Continuing Education Credits are available for educators. For Counselors or Social Workers there are 20 hours of coursework available. 

All content is Colorado POST certified. Please contact us for out-of-state POST credits.




345 W. 120th Avenue, Westminster, CO  80234

Must be booked before June 17, 2018.

Standard Double room: $96.00 per night / Double Deluxe (2 Queen size): $101.00 per night. Rates include free continental breakfast and WiFi.

Reservations can be made on the website: http://www.laquintadenvernorthglenn.com/en/home.html  or by calling 303-252-9800. Ask for
I Love U Guys Foundation. Block code to be determined..

NOTE: No shuttle service is provided

Public Transportation

Light rail is available for transportation to and from Denver International Airport. The station is 20 minutes from the hotel, and 25 minutes from the Symposium venue.
Information: RTD Light Rail Line B