The schedule for 2018 conference will be available in October. The following is from our 2017 program.

AVSS 2017 Schedule

The AVSS Program Schedule is still being finalized and sessions are subject to change. All room locations are in the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum, unless otherwise indicated.


Day 1 - 2017
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
5:00pm - 5:30pm
AVSS Opening Session
5:45pm - 6:30pm   Individual Discussion Groups / Ice Breaker
6:30pm - 8:00pm 
Opening Night Reception
Welcome to AVSS! Join your fellow students and the attendees of GuestX as we begin networking and educational programming. This evening will be the perfect start to a memorable week!
Day 2 - 2017
7:00am - 8:30am
Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
7:15am - 8:15am 
8:30am - 10:00am
AVSS Welcome / Keynote
10:00am - 10:30am   Refreshment Break
10:30am - 12:00pm   Introduction to Risk Management
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Risk Management - Legal Issues
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Individual Discussion Groups - Risk Management
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Refreshment Break
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Incident Reporting 
6:00pm   Dinner on own
Day 3 - 2017
7:00am - 8:00am 
8:15am - 8:45am
AVSS News of the Day
9:00am - 10:00am
Introduction to Risk-Based Venue Emergency
10:30am - 10:30am   Refreshment Break
10:30am - 12:00pm 
Functional Elements of a Venue Emergency Plan (continued)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Introduction to Facility Security Operations & Planning
2:15pm - 3:15pm   Individual Discussion Groups - Security Operations & Planning
3:15pm - 3:45pm 
Refreshment Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm 
Event Medical Planning
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Incident Command System & Event Management
Dinner on Own
Day 4 - 2017
7:15am - 8:15am 
8:30am - 9:00am
AVSS News of the Day
9:15am - 10:45am
Functions of Event Security Operations
10:45am - 11:15am 
Refreshment Break
11:15am - 12:15pm 
Event Security Operations
12:15pm - 1:15pm
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Individual Discussion Groups - Security Planning
2:15pm - 2:45pm 
Refreshment Break
2:45pm - 3:45pm 
Building & Life Safety Codes for the Venue Manager
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Principles of Training
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dinner Provided by IAVM
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Year 1 Exercise
Day 5 - 2017
7:15am - 8:15am 
8:30am - 9:00am
AVSS News of the Day
9:15am - 10:30am
Safety Principles and Practices for Events & Venues
10:30am - 11:00am 
Refreshment Break
11:00am - 12:00pm 
Crowd Managment 1 - Theory & Practice
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Crowd Management 2 - Experiential Exercises
2:00pm - 2:30pm   Refreshment Break
2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Create & Deliver Training Program
3:30pm - 4:15pm 
Individual Discussion Groups - Review & Close Out
4:15pm - 5:30pm
6:00pm - 8:30pm 

Graduation Dinner for Year 2 & Closing Keynote
Vodka, Man Dancing & General Vusal: Lessons from the Baku 2015 1st European Games

Peter Ashwin,
Principle, Event Risk Management Solutions

Join Peter as he reflects on his 18-month journey as the Director of Security in Azerbaijan. His stories will focus on:

  • Relationship building
  • Leading a multi-national team
  • Adapting to your environment
  • Innovation - capability building in a foreign environment
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