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

2019 Year 1 Schedule

The AVSS Program Schedule is still being finalized and sessions are subject to change. All room locations are in the DoubleTree by HIlton San Diego Mission Valley, unless otherwise indicated.

**Individual Discussion Groups room assignments will be available during check-in at Registration.

 

Sunday, March 10
12:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD
CVP Testing
Prior registration required with approved CVP application
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Foyer
Registration
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gallery
Opening Session
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 1 - Introductions
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Great Room 1-3
Incident Reporting
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
West Foyer Deck
Opening Reception
Monday, March 11
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Gallery
Breakfast & Morning Session
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Gallery
Opening Keynote Address
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Great Room 1-3
Introduction to Risk Management
11:00 am - 11:30 am
West Foyer
Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Great Room 1-3
Risk Management - Legal Issues
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Gallery
Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 2 - Risk Management
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Room 1-3
TBD
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Buses depart for transportation to San Diego Convention Center
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
San Diego CC
Joint Session: Current Topics in Venue & Event Safety and Security
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
San Diego CC
Security Operational Tour of San Diego Convention Center
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
San Diego CC
Reception at San Diego Convention Center
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Buses depart for transportation back to hotel
Tuesday, March 12
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Gallery
Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Gallery
Special Segment: Event Safety Briefings
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Great Room 1-3
Introduction to Security Operations
10:15 am - 10:45 am
West Foyer
Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Great Room 1-3
Event Security Operations
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Gallery
Lunch
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Room 1-3
Facility Security Operations
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Great Room 1-3
Safety Principles & Practices for Venues & Events
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
West Foyer
Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 3 - Security Operations
5:00 pm Dinner on Own
Wednesday, March 13
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Gallery
Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Gallery
Special Segment: Year 2 Student Testimonials
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Great Room 1-3
Introduction to Risk-Based Venue Emergency Planning
10:15 am - 10:45 am
West Foyer
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Great Room 1-3
Functional Elements of a Venue Emergency Plan
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gallery
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Room 1-3
Crowd Management - Theory & Practice
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Great Room 1-3
Crowd Management - Experiential Exercises
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
West Foyer
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 Boxed Dinner Provided by IAVM
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Room 1-3
Year 1 Exercise
Thursday, March 14
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Gallery
Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Gallery
Special Segment: Escalator Safety Protocols
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Great Room 1-3
Building and Life Safety Codes for the Venue & Event Manager
10:15 am - 10:45 am
West Foyer
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 5 - Year 1 Exercise Group Presentations & Debrief
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gallery
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Room 1-3
Principles of Training
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Great Room 1-3
Create & Deliver Training Programs
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
West Foyer
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
Gallery
Graduation Dinner for Year 2 & Closing Keynote
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