The 2018 conference is currently being developed. 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.
 
 
Friday, March 17, 2017
2:00pm - 5:00pm
  
Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
5:00pm - 5:30pm
  
AVSS Opening Session
5:30pm - 6:15pm   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!
Saturday, March 18, 2017
7:00am - 8:30am
 
Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
7:15am - 8:15am 
  
Breakfast
8:30am - 10:00am
 
Welcome to AVSS / Keynote
10:00am - 10:30am
 
Refreshment Break
10:30am - 12:00pm 
  
Completing Your Risk-Based Venue Emergency Plan
12:00pm - 1:00pm
 
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm
  
Evaluating & Improving Venue Emergency Plans - Training & Exercises
2:00pm - 2:30pm   Refreshment Break
2:30pm - 3:30pm
 
Evacuation & Shelter Planning
3:45pm - 5:00pm 
  
Individual Discussion Groups
6:00pm
 
Dinner on Own
Sunday, March 19, 2017
7:00am - 8:00am 
  
Breakfast
8:15am - 8:45am
 
AVSS News of the Day
9:00am - 10:15am
  
Crowd Psychology & Management
10:15am - 10:45am   Refreshment Break
10:45am - 12:00pm 
  
Security Screening: Techniques Technology & Training
12:00pm - 1:00pm 
  
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm
  
Safety & Security and the ADA
2:00pm - 2:30pm   Refreshment Break
2:30pm - 4:00pm 
  
Major Event Planning & Implications - Exercise
4:15pm - 5:30pm 
  
Public Information & Mass Communication - Exercise
6:00pm
 
Dinner on Own
8:00pm - 9:30pm   AVSS "Study Lounge"
Monday, March 20, 2017
7:15am - 8:15am 
  
Breakfast
8:30am - 9:00am
 
AVSS News of the Day
9:15am - 10:15pm
  
Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems
10:15am - 10:45am   Refreshment Break
10:45am - 11:45am   Alcohol Managment for Venues & Events
11:45am - 12:45pm 
  
Lunch
12:45pm - 2:45pm 
  
Legal Issues for Venue & Event Management
2:24pm - 3:15pm   Refreshment Break
3:30pm - 6:00pm   Offsite Activity at Curtis Culwell Center
6:30pm
 
Dinner on Own
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:15am - 8:15am 
  
Breakfast
8:30am - 9:00am
 
AVSS News of the Day
9:15am - 10:15am
  
Indivdual Discussion Groups
10:15am - 10:45am 
  
Refreshment Break
10:45am - 12:15am 
  
Venue Safety & Security Training Curriculum  
12:15pm - 1:15pm
 
Lunch
1:15pm - 2:45pm
  
Safety Principles and Practices for Events & Venues
2:45pm - 3:45pm 
  
Study Time and Refreshment Break
3:45pm - 5:00pm 
  
Exam
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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