A NATIONAL SCHOOL SAFETY SYMPOSIUM

JULY 8-11, 2018 

ABOUT

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.

AUDIENCE

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

SPEAKERS

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.

LOCATION

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

 Inscription at the Columbine Memorial.  Photo by Ben Findling.

Inscription at the Columbine Memorial.  Photo by Ben Findling.

TIMES

Presentations are all general sessions starting at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8 with a debriefing of the Platte Canyon School shooting. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 on Monday and Tuesday, with lunch on your own from approximately Noon to 1:00. Wednesday begins at the Columbine Memorial in Clement Park which is adjacent to Columbine High School. Following that is a debriefing in Columbine High until around noon. The Briefings adjourn after that. 

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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 registration fee is $350 per person. There are tuition grants available; please contact us directly for information. Proceeds benefit The I Love U Guys Foundation.

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