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    67th Annual Fall Conference

    "School Safety and Security is 
    Everyone's Business"

    The Maritime Conference Center
    692 Maritime Boulevard
    Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1952
    Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Our General Session Topic:

    Complete Safety Program For All District Employees

    Keynote Speaker Michele Gay:

    Michele Gay is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Safe and Sound Schools. Following the tragic loss of her daughter, Josephine, in the Sandy Hook School tragedy, Michele joined Sandy Hook mother Alissa Parker to establish Safe and Sound Schools as a national resource for school safety. Michele travels across the country sharing her message of inspiration, recovery, and school safety education and advocacy. Michele holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Towson University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College. A nationally-recognized expert on school safety, Michele has shared her story and comprehensive school safety approach with educational leaders, public safety leaders, federal government officials, school communities, and top news media sources. Learn more by visiting her website: 

    "School Safety: A Parent's Perspective"—Michele tells her personal story and recounts the lessons she learned on December 14, 2012 and in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School tragedy. She shares the inspiring way she has chosen to help school communities improve school safety in honor of her daughter, Josephine, and memory of the other 19 children and six teachers lost on December 14, 2012. Michele’s perspective, as the mother of a special-needs child and former elementary school teacher, provides unique insight and inspiration for parents, administrators, school staff, emergency responders and community members who strive to make their schools safer. Michele Gay and the Safe and Sound foundation bring an important message to our communities, and represent a powerful presence in our national school safety community. 

    "We had the honor of having Michele Gay speak at our School Safety Summit to an audience of our district and school leadership. Her presentation … was both inspirational and educational in providing our schools with great ideas that they could take back to their school and implement immediately. I cannot think of a more meaningful presentation that truly hits home with everyone in the audience." -Paul Hildreth, Emergency Operations Safety & Security, Fulton County Schools

    Our agenda: 

    7:30 - 8:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Time
    8:30 - 9:00 Business Meeting
    9:00 - 9:10 Transition Time
    9:10 - 10:10 Education Sessions
    10:10 - 11:10 Dedicated Exhibit Time
    11:10 - 12:10 General Session Speakers
    12:10 - 1:15 Lunch
    1:15 - 1:30 Phillips Best Practice Award
    1:30 - 2:30 Keynote Speaker
    2:30 Conference Concludes


    Professional Development Sessions:

    • Bioterrorism and Food Safety
    • Information Technology: Plan for the Unpredictable. See the latest in 3D and Drone Visual Technologies
    • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
    • Active Shooter Training 
    • Understanding Cybersecurity Best Practices for Facility Control Systems and Data Management. 
    • School Bus Threats
    • Building a Complete Safety Program to Reduce Risk
    • Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA); Contract Compliance for Reimbursements. 
    • Emergency Contracts: Do you have them and why you need them.

    Maritime Institute
    The Maritime Conference Center
    692 Maritime Boulevard
    Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1952
    Friday, November 2, 2018


    Would you like to present at our 67th Annual Fall Conference?
    Thank you. Our presentation sessions are currently all filled.