Campus Safety Conference Events Canceled in 2020

This year’s Campus Safety Conferences had been scheduled for June 15-17 in Las Vegas; July 12-14 in Bethesda, Md.; and July 26-28 in San Antonio.

(This article first appeared in SSI sister publication campussafetymagazine.com.)

After closely monitoring the risk and impact of the coronavirus crisis on a daily basis, and speaking at length with members of our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Campus Safety Conferences, which had been scheduled for June 15-17 in Las Vegas; July 12-14 in Bethesda, Md.; and July 26-28 in San Antonio.

It has become impossible to effectively execute Campus Safety Conferences that deliver the level of connection, discovery and value our community expects.

This is due to developments regarding COVID-19 that we are all familiar with at this point, including, but not limited to, the declaration of a National State of Emergency; various states of emergency across the nation; the latest federal measures, including guidelines on the phased reopening of the U.S. economy; the declaration by the WHO of COVID-19 as a pandemic; the number of confirmed cases worldwide and domestically; current quarantines, containment areas, stay at home orders, and restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government and public health authorities; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees affecting attendees and participating companies. Maintaining the health and safety of each of our customers, partners, and employees remains paramount to us.

Despite cancelling our in-person June and July conferences, we are committed to keeping us all connected because it’s with the help of each other that we move forward. As the largest network of security, public safety, emergency management, administration, facilities, business, and IT professionals from higher education and K-12 campuses, we are doing everything we can to leverage that for the health and safety of our industry.

Campus Safety has a number of products and services focused on helping our community remain connected and informed, including:

  • The Campus Safety Online Summit virtual event will be held twice this year. We’ll host one this summer on July 8-9 and another on December 1-2, 2020.
  • Both COVID-19 specific and school/university/hospital safety and security news, up-to-the-minute editorial coverage and interviews can be found on campussafetymagazine.com.
  • Watch the latest interviews from Charles County School District and Northern Virginia Community College on their response to COVID-19 on Campus Safety HQ, our 24/7 online library of resources and training.

In addition, the annual conferences will return to Las Vegas, Bethesda and San Antonio for the summer of 2021.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration.

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