East Keynotes

Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 8:45am

Frank Straub, Ph.D.
The Police Foundation

Frank G. Straub, Ph.D., is Director of Strategic Studies at the Police Foundation, a non-profit organization that studies ways to improve policing in the United States. Dr. Straub has conducted in-depth studies of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, the Kalamazoo mass shooting, and the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. He is currently leading a review of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.  Dr. Straub is the project manager for the Averted School Violence database. Read More





Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 5:30pm

MITCHELL M. ZAIS, Ph.D. Deputy Secretary of Education Brigadier General, U.S. Army (ret.)

Mitchell “Mick” Zais serves as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 16, 2018, after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump on October 5, 2017. Mick brings to the Department a deep background of experience in education and service to the United States. Prior to joining the Department, Mick was elected South Carolina’s seventeenth State Superintendent of Education. Read More




I attended the National Forum in Wash DC in June 2015. I found that the forum offered many great speakers and opportunities to learn and grow as well as the opportunity to build relationships with colleagues nationwide. With the intensity of safety and security growing and maintaining high visibility in our nation, I found that the Forum offered opportunities to address many valuable topics and support services. This field is still growing and the attention it demands is not going to diminish anytime in the near future. I look forward to attending other Forums in future years and am very thankful for ALL the hard work and detailed structure your team provided.