2016 Keynote Speakers
Day 1 -The Tragedy at UCSB: Learning from the Isla Vista Shooting
Speakers: Ryan Smith (left), University of California, Santa Barbara, Police Sergeant, and Matt Bly (right), University of California, Santa Barbara, Police Sergeant
This multimedia presentation will cover critical incident emergency response and command, including unified command with allied stakeholders, as well as an overview of the collaborative policing partnership model, consisting of the UC Santa Barbara Police Department, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, and the California Highway Patrol, collectively known as the “Isla Vista Foot Patrol.” Discussions will include effective management of critical incidents and large scale planned and unplanned events.
Included in this presentation will be an overview of several major incidents, including the 2014 Isla Vista active shooter incident, which left six people dead, and fourteen others injured, as well as the 2014 “Deltopia Riot”, an unsanctioned daytime street party that turned into a largescale civil disturbance, drawing on hundreds of law enforcement resources from three separate counties.
UC Santa Barbara Police Sgt. Ryan Smith and Sgt. Matthew Bly will provide unique insight and experience, both having been directly involved with the planning, response, and management of several largescale events, as well as involvement in several major critical incidents.
Day 2 – Engaging the Unknown: Q&A on Title IX and Clery Compliance
Speakers: Jon Barnwell (left), Tulane University, Superintendent of Police and Scott D. Schneider (right), Head of Higher Education Practice, Fisher & Phillips LLP / Former Associate General Counsel, Tulane University
Scott Schneider and Jon Barnwell will discuss the cutting edge issues universities and campus law enforcement face regarding Title IX and Clery Act compliance.
Their presentation will detail the significant litigation and compliance developments, discuss developing national best practices to help ensure compliance and student safety, and outline the most difficult unresolved compliance questions regarding Title IX and Clery.
After providing the landscape, Scott and Jon will offer practical guidance to colleges and universities on how to secure substantial compliance and otherwise manage risk.
Day 3 – Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event in the Educational Environment – A Special FBI Training Session for University Administrators
Speakers: Robert Hunt, FBI, Special Agent / Head of the FBI’s Las Vegas SWAT Unit and Christopher McInnes, FBI, Special Agent
This session, presented by the head of the FBI’s Las Vegas SWAT Unit, will focus on active-shooter events at educational institutions and feature a case study of the 2008 Northern Illinois University mass shooting.
On February 14, 2008, a former NIU student entered a large auditorium-style lecture hall with approximately 120 students, where an oceanography class was in session. Armed with shotgun and three semi-automatic pistols, the 27-year-old gunman charged to the lecture platform and fired into the crowd of students. In six minutes he killed 5 and injured 21 before killing himself. The session will highlight the civilian response to active shooter and what to expect upon law enforcement arrival.
The case study will be followed by a discussion on how to develop an Active Shooter Annex to Emergency Operations Plans and how to incorporate the FBI’s “Run, Hide, Fight” protocol into safety-training programs.
Note: This is a two-part, full morning presentation.
2015 Keynote Speakers
Day 1 – Responding to a Pandemic Flu Outbreak (Lecture and Tabletop Exercise)
Speaker: John Troccoe, University of San Francisco, Emergency Management
The 2014 Ebola outbreak highlighted the need for colleges and universities to have a pandemic-flu response plan. Can your department run at one-half or one-quarter staffing? Is your university prepared for the six stages of a pandemic?
John Troccoe will walk you through a pandemic outbreak during a full morning tabletop exercises as you work with colleagues from around the nation to plan, act and recover from a pandemic outbreak.
Day 2 – Active Shooters: Pre-Attack Behaviors and Indicators
Each active shooter incident has a before, during and after state. This session focuses on the “before” state, recognizing pre-attack warning signs and indicators to help disrupt tragic events and prevent them from occurring.
Join Agent Silk as he teaches how to prevent a situation from escalating to an active shooter response through identification, assessment and management of potential threats.
Day 3 – Changes to the Violence Against Women Act and How It Affects Your University
On Oct. 20, 2014, the Department of Education issued new regulations implementing changes to the Clery Act pursuant to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). The regulations are complicated and 227 pages long and take effect on July 1, 2015. All colleges and universities receiving federal funds are affected.
Among other things, the regulations require that institutions develop and describe programs aimed at eliminating dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
This joint presentation will, focus on the most significant regulatory changes brought by VAWA and recommend practical steps all institutions can employ to ensure compliance.
2014 Keynote Speakers
Day 1 – Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing
Speaker: John DiFava, MIT, Chief of Police
On April 18, 2013, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed while sitting in his marked cruiser. Authorities believe the 27-year-old officer was killed by the same men who detonated pressure-cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon three days earlier.
Chief DiFava will take you through the events leading up to the shooting, the hours afterward and joint response by his department and state police. In a following breakout session, DiFava, formally the head of the Massachusetts State Police, will discuss how to create an effective joint-training program with local and state law enforcement and emergency management agencies.
Day 2 – Responding to the Unthinkable: The Santa Monica College Shooting
Speaker: Dr. Albert Vasquez, Santa Monica College, Chief of Police
A shooting spree in June left six dead before the 23-year-old gunman was killed by police officers when he exchanged gunfire with them at the Santa Monica College library. Using maps, photos, news videos and 911 tapes, Dr. Vasquez will walk you through how his department responded to the active-shooter incident. Learn what training your department needs to respond to an active-shooter.
Day 3 – Eleven Student Deaths in Thirteen Months: Effective Communicating in Calm and in Crisis
In 13 months, 11 Boston University students died in on- and off-campus incidents including terrorist attack, homicide, suicide and accidents. The string of deaths rocked the campus community and attracted national news coverage. Riley and Robbins will present a model for — and philosophy behind — communicating during emergencies and crises. They will also examine how to effectively monitor and respond to social media and critical comments.