Campus Security Today Virtual Summit

Campus Security Today virtual summits bring to our audience real-time, need-to-know information that helps law enforcement and campus administration learn about the techniques, standards and plans to secure campuses and keep students and staff safe.

At each summit, our editorial staff joins with independent experts to create a free event that highlights best practices, leading preparation tips and case study information that will benefit campus environments.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

9 a.m. PT / 12 noon ET
Best Practices in Communications During A Crisis

Test your communications readiness and best practices as we follow the challenges faced by the Michigan State University police department communications lead after eight students are shot on campus and they face a shooter on the loose for three hours. What to expect during that first press conference, and before. What challenges do social media bring? How to position your team for communications success despite a disaster.


Katherine Schweit
Kathy SchweitKatherine Schweit is an attorney and retired FBI special agent who created and led the FBI’s active shooter program after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. She worked with the White House to adopt best practices in civilian and law enforcement response to mass shootings. She is a founding partner of the Bureau Consortium, federal and local crisis experts assisting clients nationally and internationally. She served as the FBI's Washington Field Office public information officer, including during the shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the letter bombing attempt on the US Attorney General. She is the author of Stop the Killing: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis, and How to Talk about Guns with Anyone. Before starting her own consulting firm, Schweit Consulting LLC, she was the director for security training at a Fortune 300 company. A one-time print journalist and former assistant state’s attorney in Chicago, she has published extensively, including opinion pieces in the New York Times and Chicago’s Daily Herald. She is a recognized expert in active-shooter matters, crisis response, workplace violence, and corporate security policies and often is asked to provide on-air television commentary when tragedies occur. She is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, and is a certified compliance and ethics professional. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at DePaul University College of Law.

10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
Campuses are a No-Vape Zone

Statistics from 2022 indication that one in every 10, or more than 2.5 million U.S. middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes. Vaping is a big problem in schools these days. Students are vaping in the bathroom, in locker rooms, in the hallways and even in class. This can be extremely disruptive and dangerous. Vaping is proven to be a gateway drug, and it can lead to nicotine addiction. More school districts are purchasing vape detectors with funds they are receiving through settlements from e-cigarette manufacturers. This technology detects chemicals in the air and notifies school staff that students could be vaping.


Mike Davis
Mike DavisMike is a serial entrepreneur and technology enthusiast. A career spent in matching technology solutions to opportunities. Mike also serves as the national sales manager at IPVideo Corp. Some key areas of interest are Health & Wellness, Biohacks, Security and Safety, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Building Automation, IoT, Intelligent infrastructure, and more. Surrounding myself with incredible people has helped me achieve many great successes that I'm eternally grateful for. My focus today is helping to support both market leaders as well as innovative disruptors to enable technology that makes lives healthier, safer and happier.

Aaron Schwartz
Aaron SchwartzAaron is an Associate Principal at North Scott High School in Eldridge, Iowa and also serves as the District's Safety Coordinator. He has served in that role since 2010 and is currently in his 22nd year in education. Over that time his passion of doing what is best for kids has grown to include ensuring the safety and security of school buildings. He strives to be a leader in the field of safety through his work with colleagues, community, other school districts, businesses and state representatives by pushing for new policies, procedures, training and events in the area of school safety. His goal is to share the best practices and ideas on school safety that he has learned and to learn what he can do better from others.

11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Hottest Campus Security Tools

Our partners demonstrate how their tools help protect schools, students, and staff.

Attendees will have a chance to win the following prizes!*

  • Campus Security Today: (3) $50 Amazon Gift Cards

A special thanks to our sponsors for providing this free event.

AtlasIED is a global technologies manufacturer providing comprehensive audio and security solutions for commercial, corporate, educational, healthcare, retail, transportation, hospitality, and government environments. Offering industry-leading mass communication, voice evac, life safety, VoIP/ IP endpoints, and paging/ public address, AtlasIED delivers solutions to keep campuses safe and operating at optimal efficiency.

Omnilert provides the most effective AI-powered active shooter solution that saves lives through early gun detection, mass communication and automated response. Omnilert Gun Detect brings reliable, 24x7 monitoring to existing security cameras. At the touch of a button, emergency response plans and systems are automatically activated to maximize every critical second.

Salient Systems
Salient’s open cloud video data platform, CompleteView VMS, empowers organizations to view, record, and manage video data. Built with an open architecture, CompleteView is integrated with thousands of cameras, access control, and analytics solutions. Find out how Salient’s platform can drive your campus operations with actionable video intelligence.

Evolv Technology
Evolv is working to help make the places where people gather safer. Our mission is to transform security to create a safer world for people to live, learn, work, and play. We partner with customers in helping to create safer zones in education, healthcare, sports, entertainment, tourist sites, workplaces, and houses of worship.

Axis Communications
Axis enables a smarter and safer world by creating solutions for improving security and business performance. As a network technology company and industry leader, Axis offers solutions in video surveillance, access control, intercom, and audio systems. They are enhanced by intelligent analytics applications and supported by high-quality training.

IPVideo has a purpose-driven mission to help make schools around the world smarter, safer, and healthier. With solutions protecting areas of privacy, helping stop youth vaping and drug use, and providing school security personnel with the tools they need to better protect their students.

Vicon Industries
For over 55 years Vicon has been delivering custom-designed security solutions to meet the unique needs of campuses of all types and sizes. Schools across the U.S. trust Vicon because they can safeguard your entire campus, deter unwanted activity, deliver real-time alerts, and quickly locate incidents for thorough investigation.

Shooter Detection Systems
Shooter Detection Systems was founded to protect against the rising gun violence threat to our nation’s schools, businesses, and public venues. Only SDS can offer its clients Active Shooter Intelligence™; the proven combination of next generation sensors, situational awareness software and out-of-the-box, direct to 911 capabilities your organization needs.


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Duration: 3 hours

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