October 10-13, 2017

Bonus Day: Top Gun Training*


Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center

On the ocean in Carlsbad Beach, California


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Top Authorities on
School Safety

Mission behind our conference

/ Conference: October 11-13; Optional Bonus Day - Top Gun Training: SOLD OUT!

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SAFETY INSTITUTE: To provide state-of-the-art analysis, training and guidance to maximize school safety and safe-school culture/climate, while ensuring compliance with Federal and State school safety laws and to mitigate liability issues.


The proactive programs discussed in this symposium will give attendees take-aways they can immediately implement to enhance safe culture and climate at their schools. Superintendents, principals, persons involved in school safety and mental health related issues, risk managers, and law enforcement personnel who deal with school or juvenile related issues are just some of the people this conference will bring together for a collaborative effort to Bridge The Gaps in school safety. All our speakers are at the top of their industry, but we're especially proud to feature, Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, Pulitzer-nominated author and international expert on school violence. We're packing a lot of information into 3 days, so we'll be hosting breakfast and lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Also, join us for a cocktail reception hosted by Lobby Guard with hors d'ouevres on Wednesday night.



Valuable information for :
• Superintendents  • Principals  • School Counselors • Risk Managers

• School Social Workers • Employees involved with school safety

• Law Enforcement Personnel involved in school safety


Hotel Reservations

Link for group reservations above. You may also call in and ask for the Group Reservations Coordinator Cherie Finau at 760-476-4015 or email


Additional rooms have been added to the conference room rate block, but there are a limited number and they will sell out. Booking rooms as soon as possible is recommended. Rooms may still be available at the host hotel at an increased rate once the conference block sells out.

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Main conference begins October 11 through October 13. Optional Top Gun Training SOLD OUT!

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event speakers

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President of School Safety Operations

Stemming The Tide Of School Violence

Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.)

International expert on school violence & Pulitzer Nominated author

Safe Schools And Healthy Students

John callery

Washington, D.C. based Supervisory
Federal Agent

The Effects Of The Terrorist Mindset
On School Safety

Theresa Campbell

Executive Director, International Centre for Threat Assessment

 President, Safer Schools Together

Violent Threat Risk Assessment

Sam Jingfors

Robert Marti

Dan Wold


Director of Services for Safer
Schools Together

State Certified Science Teacher at an alternative high school
for at-risk students

Superintendent of the
Eureka Nevada School District

attorney at law. PARTNER

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

The Data Was There, They Said…

Taking Your Leadership Skills Into the Uncomfortable Zone

Stress: The Musical

School Safety: What is your liability?



Newtown, Connecticut
Police Department

The Officer's Role in Community Recovery:

Relational Policing in Schools

Other presenters may be added prior to the conference date. Please watch our website for that information.

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event pricing

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CONFERENCE Group Discount


Special pricing for 3 or more attendees registered together

Includes all presentations -

Top Gun Training additional cost

Pricing includes breakfast and lunch, as well as Welcome Cocktail Reception

Discount Hotel pricing available



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cONFERENCE per person


Includes all presentations -

Top Gun Training additional cost

Pricing includes breakfast and lunch, as well as Welcome Cocktail Reception

Discount Hotel pricing available


Collection of top presenters
in the country



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*Bonus Day - Top Gun Training on October 10, 2017


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Otis, the Gatekeeper

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Posted on March 18, 2017

Posted on April 1, 2017

Posting on April 19, 2017

Otis the Gatekeeper. Why a dog as the figurehead for our blog? Otis, the dog is the logo for our D4 Training connected to the bigger picture of planning safety programs for our schools. This is also the symbol for the Gatekeeper Award, given to a school district and an individual who has attended our training during the course of the year, and then taken the training back to their district and done something with it to put it into practical use to enhance safety in their district.

 18 year old female student who had planned to kill students at Catoctin High School was identified through notification to police by her parent. A subsequent search of her room yielded a shotgun, ammunition, bomb making components, and a journal of how she planned to kill on April 5th. We know the threat of school violence is real, and we also know tomorrow's school killer is out there today thinking about it. Proactive methods of identification of persons planning school attacks is no different than methods used to identify terrorist sleeper cells.

Cops don't use the term "bulletproof" for the equipment they wear to protect themselves when they walk out the door to put their lives on the line. They use terms like ballistic vest, body armor, ballistic helmet, or ballistic shield. The reason for this is that nothing they can wear or use to protect themselves is completely bulletproof. There is always a round out there that can penetrate or defeat body armor. For a cop to think that something is completely bulletproof would create a false sense of hope, and that could get them killed.



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event location

Hilton Garden Inn


CA 92011, United States


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Make time for fun . . .



  • Conference venue is across the street from miles of public beaches with running, hiking, and bicycle paths.

  • Carlsbad Village with multiple shops, restaurants, and bars (2 miles)

  • Karl Strauss Brewery and Restaurant (1 mile)
  • Leggo Land Amusement and Aquarium (1.5 miles)

  • Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course and Aviara Golf Club (within 5 miles)

  • Omni Resort and Spa (4 miles)

  • Sea World San Diego (30 miles)

  • Downtown San Diego and Gas Lamp District (30 miles)

  • Coaster Shuttle Train station to downtown San Diego locations
    (1/4 miles from venue)



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