The Briefings

Practical measures presented by nationally recognized practitioners of school safety.

The Briefings School Safety Symposium, July 7-10, 2019

This 3 day Symposium examines lessons learned from traumatic events and reveals new, preemptive school safety measures growing in multiple realms. The focus is on proactive, measured and effective methods of keeping schools safe and 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.

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AUDIENCE: Law enforcement, school personnel, victim advocates, mental health professionals, emergency and risk managers, school safety teams and all first responders.

This symposium is hosted by The I Love U Guys Foundation and will be held at the Adams 12 Five-Star Schools Conference Center, 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241


The Symposium opens on Sunday, July 7, at Noon with a debriefing of the Platte Canyon High School hostage situation and shooting.
A supper of pizza and salad will be provided after the opening session (approx. 5:30 pm). This is a nice chance to get to know each other and meet other participants.

Monday will be general sessions by nationally recognized keynote speakers (8:30 - 4:30). 

Tuesday is a full day Standard Response Protocol/Standard Reunification Method Full Day Workshop (8:30 - 4:30). 

Wednesday we convene at the Columbine Memorial for a short ceremony reminding us why we do what we do. Following the ceremony the morning session is held at Columbine High School (6201 S. Pierce Street, Littleton 80123), ending at 12:30.

Refreshments will be provided on all days. Lunch is on your own.

OPTIONAL ADJUNCT TRAINING: Extended Digital Threat Assessment, July 11-12, 2019

Digital Threat Assessment was developed through the need to keep pace with the ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students currently. These challenges have entered the education domain with force and have overwhelmed school district staff throughout the world. The goal is to give attendees a stronger understanding of the current social media world, tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns, and provide strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise. All aspects of school safety and threats to schools now involve a social media or online component and we need to be prepared. 

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AUDIENCE: School Administrators and Staff, Law Enforcement, Front-line Community Agencies

This training is conducted by Safer Schools Together and hosted by The I Love U Guys Foundation. It will be held at the Adams 12 Five-Star Schools Conference Center, 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241

REGISTRATION: $250 (Discounted from the normal cost of $399)

Thursday, July 11: 8:30 - 3:30, and Friday, July 12: 8:30 - 12:00


If your agency pays by purchase order or check, go ahead and you can register; on the payment screen you’ll have the option to click on CHECK to receive an invoice. Please contact us (below) for Group Discounts.


Reserve your room at the Doubletree Denver-Thornton ( 83 East 120th Avenue Thornton, CO 80233 ) by June 6, 2019 to receive a rate of $154.00 for Double Queen or Single King, or $174.00 for a Mini-Suite. Use Group Code LOV. Rate includes a breakfast buffet for 2.
Tax exempt guests should bring their tax exempt paperwork and pay with school or agency credit card.

Reserve your room at The Westin Westminster ( 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CO 80020 ) by June 20 to receive a rate of $129.00 for a Single or Double room.

Please note: There are multiple events going on in the Denver area during this week and hotel rooms are becoming scarce.


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