Academy for Venue Safety & Security 
March 10 - 14, 2019 / San Diego, CA

The 2019 program is being developed now. A sample of the 2018 program follows. 

Year 1 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.

 

Thursday, Feb 15
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake of the Isles
CVP Testing
Prior registration required with approved CVP application
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Lakes Promenade
Registration
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Lakes B
Opening Session
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 1 - Introductions
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Great Lakes B
Incident Reporting
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Lakes C
Opening Reception
Friday, 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 B
Introduction to Risk Management
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Great Lakes B
Risk Management - Legal Issues
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Lakes C
Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 2 - Risk Management
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Great Lakes B
Planning for Event Medical Services
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
Saturday, 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 B
Introduction to Security Operations
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Great Lakes B
Facility Security Operations
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Lakes C
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 3 - Security Operations
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Great Lakes B
Event Security Operations
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Lakes B
Safety Principles & Practices for Venues and Events
5:45 pm Buses depart for US Bank Stadium
6:00 pm - 7:00pm US Bank Stadium Safety & Security Tour and Security Operations Overview
7:15 pm Buses depart for return trip to Hotel
Sunday, 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 B
Introduction to Risk-Based Venue Emergency Planning
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Great Lakes B
Functional Elements of a Venue Emergency Plan
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Lakes C
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Lakes B
Crowd Management - Theory & Practice
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Great Lakes B
Crowd Management - Experiential Exercises
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 4 - Emergency Planning, Crowd Management, Year 1 Exercise Briefing
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Dinner Provided by IAVM
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Lakes B
Year 1 Exercise
Monday, 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 B
Building and Life Safety Codes for the Venue & Event Manager
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 5 - Year 1 Exercise Group Presentations & Debrief
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Lakes C
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Lakes B
Principles of Training
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Great Lakes B
Create & Deliver Training Programs
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Great Lakes Promenade
Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 6 - Summary & Exam Review
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Year 1 Final Exam (Administered in IDG Groups)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Lakes C
Graduation Dinner for Year 2 & Closing Keynote
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