Thank you to all of our Conference sponsors. We are proud to select sponsors that share in our education-first approach to school safety.

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About the conference

The International School Safety Institute was established in 2013 as a knowledge and resource incubator designed to fill an identified void in school safety, school emergency management, and safe school culture and climate programs.

The Institute has a commitment to sharing new thoughts and ideas that advance the safety of students and faculty by providing access to information and resources that help you alleviate your fears about whether enough is being done within your district and school and what you can do to find the answers you need to be more involved in what’s happening in your school.

We pride ourselves on delivering a fresh line-up of new speakers and content who will help us go Beyond the Edge of what’s typically shared at conferences including strategies for improving collaboration across systems, with law enforcement and building strong public-private initiatives and risk management and liability considerations.


Tailored Workshops

  • Tailored tracks and content designed to meet specific needs including:
    1. Professional development
    2. Climate/Culture
    3. Digital and behavioral threats and assessment
    4. Helping adults understand teen culture

Partnering With Law Enforcement

  • Welcome from San Diego's chief of police, David Nisleit
  • Will Chapman, Newtown, CT School resource officer's presentation on combating the B.L.A.S.T. culture
  • Blair Gillman of the royal canadian mounted police

Special Keynote Speaker

Missy Jenkins-Smith school counselor, author and survivor of the Paducah, KY School shooting

Networking Opportunities

  • Informal laid-back atmosphere of storytelling and peer learning while making new connections
  • Exhibition hall with access to the most current technology and resource-based products and professionals


You are welcome to check back frequently as we continue to add more speakers and content to our agenda.



Looking for mind-expanding presentations by industry leaders? The ISSI Annual Conference brings together the foremost leaders in school safety who offer a broad range of thought and insight.


    The school emergency management training and recommendations we have received from School Safety Operations have been the lifeblood of our efforts in equipping our students, teachers, and staff with the information and protocols needed to help keep them safe. Jeff Kaye's pedigree, knowledge, diligence with identifying best practices, and commitment to keeping students safe, makes him not only a respected expert in the field, but a vital resource for administrators from every school, whether it be public, private, primary, secondary, or institutions of higher learning. Thanks to the help of School Safety Operations, our school has made huge advancements in our emergency operations planning and training.

    Debbee Scott

    Head of School, Desert Christian Academy

    After speaking at the 2016 International School Safety Institute, I can strongly recommend that if you want to bridge the gaps in your school safety, this Conference is for you. Its unique agenda, world class presenters, and atmosphere for professional camaraderie is unmatched.

    Stephen R. Sroka, Ph.D., President, Health Education Consultants

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

    Awesome training, will take this back to my family and workplace. I will present to my leadership and would just like to say, "Thank You."

    Stacee Phillip, Director/Principal

    Voyage Academy, Clinton, UT.


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