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