The 7th annual Campus Safety Conferences are 2 1/2 day, intensive conferences that bring together security, public safety, emergency management, administration, facilities, business, and IT professionals responsible for protecting K-12 and higher education campuses and districts.

The mission of the Campus Safety Conferences is to create a community for all stakeholders to receive time-critical education and training while building peer-to-peer relationships that facilitate year-round engagement, validation and problem solving to improve safety and security during these ever-changing and challenging times. Attendees walk away with the tools and resources needed for better preparedness, improved communication, and swift response prior to and during a variety of safety and security incidents.

Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit detailed proposals addressing safety and security for higher education and K-12 schools. The list below identifies topics for consideration at the 2021 Campus Safety Conferences.

Campus Safety Conference Dates:

  • Campus Safety Online Summit | December 1-2, 2020
  • West: Las Vegas, NV | June 14-16, 2021
  • East: Bethesda, MD | July 11-13, 2021
  • Texas: San Antonio, TX | July 21-23, 2021 

Session topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Addressing hazing and bullying
  • Conducting sexual assault, harassment and stalking investigations
  • Dealing with the opioid epidemic
  • Effective communication and emergency drills for staff, students and parents
  • Evaluating your campus police program in light of calls to “defund police”
  • Handling new mental/behavioral health concerns post-COVID-19
  • Implementing new or updating existing technology solutions (only case studies will be selected)
  • Improving staff training (adapting to change, implicit/unconscious bias, de-escalation, etc.)
  • Lessons learned from active assailant incidents
  • Managing protests on campus 
  • New security considerations for safer learning environments
  • Performing threat assessments (behavioral, digital, facility)
  • Preparing for severe weather emergencies and natural disasters
  • Reporting and compliance with Clery / Title IX
  • Responding to campus crimes
  • Strategies for better re-unification plans
  • Situational awareness programs for students and faculty

 Important Guidelines:

  • Sessions focused on audience engagement and participation are strongly encouraged.
  • Presentations should be based on facts, popular topics, trends, lessons learned, experiences, and leading practices.
  • CSC is searching for both beginner and advanced level trainings.
  • Certified instructors are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.
  • If you are submitting on behalf of a company product, you must also reserve space at the event if selected.
  • If you are submitting on behalf of a company product, only case studies in which a co-presenter is from school, district or university/college will be accepted.
  • Presentations submitted must include references to ensure the data and content is correct and valid.
  • Sales/Product pitches will not be accepted.
  • CSC is unable to provide any form of compensation or reimbursement for expenses.
  • All speakers are required to use CSC branded templates for presentations.
  • All speakers receive a complimentary conference pass for themselves and one guest.

This link will remain open through Friday, October 16, 2020 in order to allow speakers to finalize their submission(s). Presenters will be contacted by late December. 


If you have any questions about the call for speakers, please contact Amy Reddington at [email protected] or 774-505-8033.

“CSC helps a lot of people learn about campus safety. “

  — Matt Franz, VP of IT and Emergency Management, Clark State Community College