Campus Safety & Security

EDSpaces and Campus Safety Conference East to Co-locate in Charlotte, N.C. for 2023

The partnership brings together the best of school and higher education safety and design under one roof for a seamless attendee experience.

EDspaces and Campus Safety are happy to announce their events will co-locate in 2023. EdSpaces and Campus Safety Conference East will take place November 7-9 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. This partnership is a natural progression for the two events as campus physical safety and classroom design go hand in hand.

The co-location of these two events opens the door to more resources for school and college administrators, campus security executives, law enforcement, and emergency management professionals, as well as delivers new insights to architects and distributors in the education design market. EDspaces and Campus Safety Conference East 2023 will offer an expanded Campus Safety Pavilion and additional safety and security educational content.

The goal is to assist in addressing the rising issues facing today’s schools and institutions of higher education, helping them prepare for, prevent, and mitigate security and safety incidents.

About EDspaces

Innovation transforms learning environments, and it’s on full display at EDspaces. Both an incubator of progressive ideas and a knowledge-sharing playground, it unites the forward-thinking architects, designers, administrators, and facilities managers who are eagerly reimagining traditional school settings with the manufacturers, distributors, and service providers offering thoughtful products and solutions that holistically motivate students at all levels of their educational journey.

First launched in 1996 as the School Equipment Show by the Education Market Association, the event has evolved into the dynamic EDspaces, mirroring the desire—and need—for more engaging and unconventional classrooms from kindergarten through college.

Twenty-five years later, as 2020 so poignantly underscored, the concept of learning is rapidly shifting. Between its buzzing show floor, immersive tours, and enlightening education sessions, EDspaces is the place to delve into new perspectives—and new possibilities.

About Campus Safety

Since 1993, Campus Safety has been the brand that school, university, and healthcare facility protection professionals know and trust. CampusSafetyMagazine.com exclusively serves police chiefs, security directors, IT personnel, emergency managers, facilities directors, risk management professionals and executive administrators responsible for the public safety, security and emergency management of campuses in North America.

The Campus Safety Conferences are 2-day intensive events for administrators and public safety officials, technology directors, risk managers, security and law enforcement executives from all over the world looking for solutions to their campus safety, security, emergency management and technology challenges.

Contact:

EDSpaces: Joe Tucker, Show Director, joe.tucker@emeraldx.com

Campus Safety: Dana McClay, Show Director, Dana.McClay@emeraldX.com

A safe learning environment goes beyond the classroom; it’s the intangible space that supports students in the pursuit of knowledge, inspires curiosity, and makes them feel empowered to participate in class.

At EDspaces, learn how schools and campuses are adapting to heightened security needs, stakeholder concerns, and student safety through a dedicated Safety & Security education track sponsored by our partner, Campus Safety magazine.

Visit the Safety & Security Pavilion on the exhibit floor to see the latest products and solutions you need to upgrade the safety and security for schools and campuses during these ever changing and challenging times.

View the companies exhibiting in the Safety & Security Pavilion 

Check out the Safety and Security sessions below

Safety & Security Sessions and Product Pavilion sponsored by:

Explore our lineup of Safety & Security Sessions at EDspaces 2022!

How to Enhance the Safety and Security of Your School Campuses

Description: The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools is a 501c3 dedicated to providing resources to help schools navigate the complexity of forming a comprehensive safety and security plan. The PASS Guidelines and Checklist were developed to provide administrators with the means to effectively evaluate safety and security infrastructure already in place, prioritize investments and maximize safety and security gained by leveraging available resources. The Guidelines and Checklist identify and classify best practices for securing K12 facilities in response to the urgent needs identified by the educational community. Learn about what other schools have done, how to avoid pitfalls and develop plans that are specific and appropriate to your facility’s unique needs.

Date: Wednesday, November 2

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Track: Campus Safety

Audience: Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions

Learning Objective 1: Understand the safety and security challenges facing our schools.
Learning Objective 2: Learn about the concept of layered & tiered safety & security.
Learning Objective 3: Identify the components and recommended best practices in PASS Guidelines.
Learning Objective 4: Understand how the PASS Tools can be utilized to enhance the safety and security of the school environment.

Indicate how the topic is applicable to Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) Design credits.: This program is focused on the strategy and tools that are available to enhance the safety and security of school environments.

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Speaker: Mark Williams, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools

Crafting an Emergency Response Plan that Meets your Schools Needs

Description: Simplification and implementation are the keys to any superior Emergency Response Plan. This session will help schools learn the most important do’s and don’ts when developing a plan that can be implemented and carried out by school administration teams. Using guidance from the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and looking at specific state educational safety standards, educators will know exactly what should and should not be included when creating a comprehensive, understandable, and easy to implement Emergency Response Plan!

Date:Wednesday, November 2

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Track: Campus Safety

Audience: Educational Institutions

Learning Objective 1: How to create a plan tailored to fit your school’s needs.
Learning Objective 2: Simplifying the plan so that it is not overwhelming to implement.
Learning Objective 3: How to implement the plan and properly train faculty, staff, and students.
Learning Objective 4: Which community public service departments should you share your ERP with?

Credit: AIA LU

Speaker: Joseph Crumby, Excellence in School Solutions

Safe Schools: Secure and Mentally Supportive

Description: This panel including safety designers, an educational designer, and an educational planner will share their experiences and expertise for designing space for mental security and physical safety. Safe schools not only promote the protection of students from harm, but also create safe spaces for students to emotionally mature and grow. The workshop/conversation will challenge conceptions of space planning and safety applications as well as provide attendees with understanding on how to implement all forms of safety into their educational environments.

Date: Wednesday, November 2

Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Track: Campus Safety

Audience: Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions

Learning Objective 1: Outline health, safety, and welfare strategies for a safe school. This includes physical safety applications and mentally safe spaces.
Learning Objective 2: Investigate how safety and security impacts learning and the feel of educational environments.
Learning Objective 3: Identify attributes of schools of opportunities for mental and physical safety integration.
Learning Objective 4: Participate in a discussion about lessons learned and how space can support safe spaces from intruder resistance to mental security.

Credit: AIA LU/HSW

Speakers: Kelsey Jordan, Legat Architects; Robin Randall, Legat Architects; Paul Timm, Facility Engineering Associates

Strategies Toward Safe and Secure 21st Century Schools

Description: This session is an exploration of recent design strategies to enhance school safety and security while maintaining open and transparent 21st Century educational environments. We will examine the approach to school security design that came out working with the Littleton Public Schools. This process included a collaborative effort between multiple design firms, the school district, and recognized security experts. We will look at RTA’s strategies that have been developed over time as we explore case studies from recent projects and talk with industry recognized security experts.

Date: Wednesday, November 2

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Track: Campus Safety

Audience: Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions

Learning Objective 1: Understand the challenge that districts face in maintaining safe schools that also promote learning, collaboration, transparency, and positive spaces.
Learning Objective 2: Learn about the CPTED strategies involving layers of security elements.
Learning Objective 3: Explore one firm’s approach to school security including a look at various elements such as site, entrance, and compartmentalization.
Learning Objective 4: Examine one firm’s implemented solutions through an examination of case studies, plan diagrams and discussions with school security experts.

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Speakers: Brian Calhoun, RTA Architects; Ken Gregg, RTA Architects; Ericka Everett, RTA Architects

Best Practices for Safer Schools

Description: Responding to the unique safety needs of each campus is a challenge faced in school districts nationwide. What may work for one school may not be the appropriate solution for the school or district next door. How can you create a safety policy that is the right fit for your school, district, and community? Join our expert panel of facilities, campus police, and design and security professionals as they walk you through the consideration you must face for each of your unique campuses. Leave with tools for your schools – and be ready for any emergency!

Date: Thursday, November 3

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Track: Campus Safety

Audience: Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions

Learning Objective 1: Understand key safety components of design in schools and identify vulnerabilities.
Learning Objective 2: Learn how you evaluate and develop policy for safety and security.
Learning Objective 3: Learn how you communicate safety and security policy to your staff and community of parents.
Learning Objective 4: Learn how you implement policy for safety and security at your school and district.

Credit: AIA LU

Speakers: Gilbert Baez, PBK Architects; Scott Himelstein, PBK-REDI School Safety and Security Firm; Tom Pace, San Bernadino City Unified School District

 

School Safety and You: Tools to Enhance K-12 School Security

Description: Join representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to learn the latest research about the systems-based approach to school physical security and design. The presentation will focus on how to conceptualize school physical security as a component of the broader school safety system. Presenters will address challenges in implementing physical security measures in K-12 schools. The session will share emerging threats and hazards facing the academic community and relevant Federal School Safety Clearinghouse and SchoolSafety.gov tools, guides, and grant funding opportunities. Participants will come away with actionable strategies to improve their school physical security.

Date: Thursday, November 3

Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Track: Campus Safety

Audience: Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions

Learning Objective 1: Equip attendees with the latest research and best practices about the systems-based approach to school physical security and design.
Learning Objective 2: Provide attendees with the knowledge to assess a school’s current physical security or protection and mitigation measures.
Learning Objective 3: Share the challenges to implement physical security measures in K-12 schools and strategies to address these challenges.
Learning Objective 4: Inspire attendees to identify areas for improvement in their school safety plans and empower them to address any deficiencies.

Credit: AIA LU

Speakers: Don Hough, Department of Homeland Security, School Safety Task Force

A Holistic Approach to School Security Design

Description: Are you evaluating your current security strategies and infrastructure? What decisions do you need to make before undertaking a new project? Understanding how the relationship between the physical and non-physical aspects of school security is fundamental to the design process. Knowing how to find a balance in this relationship is the key to a holistic design. Discover the fundamental 3 P’s of security and how to apply these principles into your organization. Look at how the probability-impact ratio influences the decision making process. “That would never happen here” is NOT a security solution.

Date: Thursday, November 3

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Track: Campus Safety

Audience: Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions

Learning Objective 1: Understand the physical and the non-physical of security
Learning Objective 2: Comprehend the 3 P’s of Security and applying them successfully
Learning Objective 3: Utilizing the Probability-Impact Ratio in the decision making process
Learning Objective 4: Analyze the budgetary impact of security design

Credit: AIA LU

Speakers: Benjamin Crum, Architectural Security Design Group

Building Out a Centralized Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness Division

Description: In this session attendees will be exposed to the milestones, deliverables and lessons learned while creating a centralized Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness Division in the 6th largest public school district in the nation following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. Brian Katz will explain the complexities and considerations involved with centralizing the Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness functions.

Date: Thursday, November 3

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Track: Campus Safety

Audience: Educational Institutions

Learning Objective 1: Learn how to track the implementation to improve fidelity.
Learning Objective 2: Break down the safety and security priorities from theory to action.
Learning Objective 3: Discover how to organize the effort into work-streams.
Learning Objective 4: Understand the complexities involved with centralizing these functions.

Credit: AIA LU/HSW

Speakers: Brian Katz, Safer School Solutions, LLC

Safety & Security Pavilion Exhibitors

Fisher Research Lab

Fisher Labs manufactures the world’s most portable walk-through metal detector. The M-Scope represents cutting-edge metal detector technology. With the flexibility of 100 sensitivity settings, a user-friendly control panel, intuitive three-zone detection, a durable modular design, and outstanding detection capability for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, the M-Scope offers a superior portable walk-through metal detection solution. Our products also include handheld security wands.

Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology provides touchless security screening that delivers safety without sacrificing the visitor experience. Evolv Express® spots concealed weapons and other threats using advanced digital  and artificial intelligence. It’s incredibly accurate and can screen up to 3,600 people per hour – 10 times faster than traditional metal detectors. Our customers include L.L. Bean, Six Flags Theme Parks, Wynn Las Vegas, and hundreds more.