Academy for Venue Safety & Security 
February 15-19, 2018 / Minneapolis, MN

Year 2 Schedule

The AVSS Program Schedule is still being finalized and sessions are subject to change. All room locations are in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, unless otherwise indicated.

**Individual Discussion Groups room assignments will be available during check-in at Registration.
 
Day 1 - Feb 15
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Lakes Promenade
Registration
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Lakes B
Opening Session
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Situational Awareness
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 1 - Introductions
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Great Lakes C
Opening Reception
Day 2 - Feb 16
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Great Lakes C
Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Great Lakes B
Opening Keynote Address
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Great Lakes A1-A2
Completing Your Risk-Based Emergency Plan
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Evaluating & Improving Venue Emergency Plans - Training & Exercises
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Lakes C
Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Evacuation & Shelter Planning
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 2 - Emergency Planning
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Great Lakes B
Current Topics in Venue & Event Safety and Security
5:30 pm Dinner On Your Own with Optional Faculty Networking
Day 3 - Feb 17
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Great Lakes C
Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Great Lakes B
Special Segment: Event Safety Briefings
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Great Lakes A1-A2
Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Legal Issues for Event and Venue Management - Part 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Lakes C
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Legal Issues for Event and Venue Management - Part 2
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 3 - Fire & Life Safety, Legal Issues
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Security Screening: Policies, Procedures & Technology
Day 4 - Feb 18
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Great Lakes C
Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Great Lakes B
Special Segment: Year 2 Student Testimonials
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Great Lakes A1-A2
Creating a Culture of Safety: Policies, Programs and Initiatives
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Building Safety & Security Staff Training Programs
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Lakes C
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Understanding Crowd Psychology
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 4 - Safety Training, Crowd Psychology, Year 2 Exercise Briefing
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
3:45 pm Bus departs for US Bank Stadium
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
US Bank Stadium
Offsite Exercise at US Bank Stadium
6:00 pm Bus departs for return trip to Hotel
6:15 pm Dinner On Your Own
Day 5 - Feb 19
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Great Lakes C
Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Great Lakes B
Special Segment: Escalator Safety Protocols
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Great Lakes A1-A2
Mass Gathering Security Planning & Implications
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Creating Emergency Response Training Programs
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Lakes C
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Alcohol Management for Venues & Events
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 5 - Summary & Exam Review
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Study Time
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Great Lakes A1-A2
Year 2 Final Exam (Administered in Year 2 Classroom)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Lakes C
Graduation Dinner & Closing Keynote
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