National Sports Safety and Security Conference
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Last Updated: June 24th, 2015
Monday July 6, 2015
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Europe 4
CSSP (Certified Sport Security Professional) Review Course
1 - 4 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
National Forum: Airspace Safety and Security for Sporting Events
Sponsored by Gryphon Sensors
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
2nd Annual National Intercollegiate Atheltics "Best Practices" Symposium
Sponsored by Landmark Event Staffing Services
Southern Hemisphere III National Marathon "Best Practices" Symposium
Sponsored by Esri
Southern Hemisphere IV/V National Interscholastic Athletics and After School Activities "Best Practices" Symposium
Sponsored by Tramedic
Tuesday July 7, 2015
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
7 - 8:30 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere A-D
Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
Annual Technology Showcase
Qylur Intelligent Systems
Golden Eagle Award Presentation
Moderator: Dan DeMott, Associate Director of Training, NCS4
Arecont Vision
Video Surveillance System Helps MetLife Stadium Keep an Eye on Safety

Axis Communications
American Airlines Center IP Video Surveillance Upgrade

Rapiscan Systems
MLB’s Miami Marlins Increase Safety & Throughput with Metal Detectors
10 - 11:45 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
Conference Opening & Welcome
Master of Ceremonies, Gary Gardner, TOTALeACCESS

Welcome by Veracity USA, Inc, Presenting Sponsor

Rusty Barnes, Executive Director, Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

Dr. Gordon Cannon, Vice President Research, The University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Bret Becton, Associate Dean, College of Business, The University of Southern Mississippi

Adrianne George, Domestic Representative, National Counterterrorism Center

Fanaticus Dramaticus: Taking Control of the Narrative

Justine Gubar, author of Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan and television producer for ESPN

Certification and Assessment Recognitions
Elli Voorhees, Director of Certifications, NCS4
12 - 12:30 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere A-D
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere A-D
Exhibit Hall Open
Silent Auction
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Southern Hemisphere III-V
Mock Trial: Manage the Impact of Legal Action Against your Organization or Facility
Sponsored by K2 Solutions, Inc.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Southern Hemisphere III-V
Post Trial Discussion
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere A-D
Welcome Reception
Exhibit Hall Open
Silent Auction
Wednesday July 8, 2015
7:30 - 8 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere A-D
Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)
7:30 - 10 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere A-D
Exhibit Hall Open
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
Security Solutions Roundtables
9:30 - 10 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere A-D
Break (Exhibit Hall)
10 - 11 a.m.
Mock Trial Workshops (30 minute sessions for attendees to rotate twice)
Asia 1 Alcohol Management
Jill Pepper, Executive Director, TEAM Coalition
Asia 2 Staff Training
Larry Bowman, VP, Stadium Operations and Security, Atlanta Braves
Asia 3 Safety Issues
Rich Powers, Senior VP, Risk Services, American Specialty Insurance
Northern Hemisphere D/E Depositions
Chad Kasdin, Partner, Hinshaw& Culbertson, LLP
11 - 12:30 p.m.
Pacific Hall C
Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by Esri
Certification and Assessment Recognitions
Elli Voorhees, Director of Certifications, NCS4

Presentation of the National Sports Security Distinguished Leadership Awards

Presented by Allied Telesis

Presentation of the Facility of Merit Awards

Presented by CEIA USA

Presentation of the Professional of the Year Awards

Presented by Axis Communications

Presentation of the Industry Leader Under 40 Awards

Sponsored by MicroPower Technologies

Presentation of the Golden Eagle Award

Presented by SDM

Presentation of the Friends of NCS4 Award

12:45 - 2 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
Keynote Speaker
Predictable is Preventable: Litigation Mitigation
Gordon Graham, Graham Research Consultants
2 - 2:15 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
2 - 3:15 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
IT's Game Day: Information Technology and Game Day Security
3:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions:
Asia 1 High School
Northern Hemisphere D/E Collegiate
Asia 2 Professional
Asia 3 Marathon Events
Thursday July 9, 2015
7 - 8 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
8 - 9 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
Impact of Civil Unrest at Sporting Venues
9 - 10 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
In depth Security Analysis of Walt Disney World
Steve Miller, Senior Manager, Walt Disney Security
Albert Rodrigues, Senior Manager, Walt Disney Security
10 - 10:15 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
10:15 - 11 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
Persuading Senior Management with Effective, Evaluated Security Metrics
Dan McGarvey, Director, Security Programs, Global Skills X-change

Dan McGarvey's Bio (PDF)
11 - 12 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
Lessons from the Aviation Industry: Avoiding Tick-Box Security, Deploying Common Sense

Philip Baum, Managing Director, Green Light Ltd.

Philip Baum's Bio (PDF)
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere D/E
Box Lunch / Safety and Security Roundtables

Techniques to monitor game day social media
Ray Carreira, Detective Sergeant, Intelligence, Santa Clara Police Dept.

Low cost ideas for situational awareness
Scott McCartney, Program Director, Large Stadium Initiative, Governor's Office of Emergency Services, CA

Essential elements of a 3rd party security firm contract
Don Paisant, Chief of Public Safety, SMG New Orleans

Effectively prepare for evacuations (simulation modeling)
Charles Lester, Simulation Application Consultant, INCONTROL Simulation Solutions
Dan DeMott, Associate Director of Training, NCS4

Parking/Traffic issues on event day
Roamy Valera, Senior Vice President, SP Plus Corporation

Mitigating risk and enhancing response (SESA) designation
Richard Morman, President/CEO, Concentric Risk Solutions, LLC

Assuring the event security and the brand reputation

Value of achieving SafetyAct certification
David Paquette, Insurance Examiner, Department of Homeland Security

Value of obtaining the Certified Sport Security Professional certification (CSSP)
Barry Stanford, Senior Director, AEG Worldwide

Metal Detectors: Proper procedures and training
John Skinner, Senior Director Security & Facilities, Major League Baseball

Value of achieving an MBA with emphasis in Sport Safety and Security
Dr. Bret Becton, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, College of Business, The University of Southern Mississippi

Enhancing line staff capabilities-Certified Sport Venue Security (CSVS)
Elizabeth Voorhees, Director of Certifications, NCS4
Chad Jenkins, Strategic Account Manager, Everifile
Dayna Mizowek, VP of Customer Support and Strategic Solutions, Everifile

Adopting Incident Command System to venue emergency response
Billy Langenstein, Director, Event Operations, Washington Nationals

Use of tobacco at sporting events (e-cigarettes)
Andy Burchfield, Director, Emergency Management, University of Michigan

Disney Institute (balancing customer service/security)
David Millay, Account Manager, Sports practice, Disney Institute

Necessary elements of a communication plan?
Eddie L. Washington, Jr., Executive Director, Public Safety and Security, University of Michigan

Use of body cameras
Jonathon Barefoot, Emergency Management Lieutenant, University of Kentucky

High School Training and SESA
Daniel Ward, Training, Exercise and Assessment Coordinator, NCS4

Points to Consider for Lightning Incidents
Charles Woodrum, NOAA

1:30 p.m. Conference Concludes
2 p.m.
Europe 5
CSSP Examination (only eligible applicants, please contact Elli Voorhees at for more information)