I had the opportunity to deliver the opening keynote address at the 100 Higher Education Security Summit in Tucson, Arizona this week. I had the pleasure of keynoting the K12 Security Summit event in Scottsdale in December as well as the last year’s K12 Summit in Tucson. The Summit 100 events are invitation only summits for less than 50 participants selected to attend each event. Focused primarily on providing many peer-to-peer and panel discussions for school security decision-makers and school safety vendors, I have found the Summit events to be meticulously planned and coordinated.
In addition to a variety of peer to peer sessions, this week’s summit also features a forum on race and campus law enforcement. This session was facilitated by Gerald Summers and Sue Anne Hartig. I had the opportunity to have dinner with Gerald and Suzie but unfortunately was not able to stay to see their session due to other commitments. I understand that their presentation was well received.
As I read the short CVs for each attendee, I was deeply impressed with the vast experience and expertise of not only the other presenters but of the participants as well. As is the case with the K12 Summit events, the attendees are typically highly accomplished veteran school safety practitioners and subject matter experts in a variety of areas.
It was truly a pleasure and an honor to have the opportunity to participate in this impressive school security event.