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

2019 Year 2 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 (IDG) will be held in Great Room 1-2, Brickstones, Courtyard 1, and Great Room 6-7. IDG room assignments will be available during check-in at Registration.
 
Sunday, March 10
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Great Room 1
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
Great Room 5
Exceptional Focus Performance & Control in Extreme Situtations - Situational Awareness
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 1 - Introductions
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 5
Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems
11:00 am - 11:30 am
South Foyer
Break
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Great Room 5
Emerging Risks & Laws for Venue Managers - Part 1
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Gallery
Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Great Room 5
Emerging Risks & Laws for Venue Managers - Part 2
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 2 - Fire & Life Safety, Legal Issues
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 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 5
Completing Your Risk-Based Emergency Plan
10:15 am - 10:45 am
South Foyer
Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Great Room 5
Evaluating & Improving Venue Emergency Plans - Training & Exercises
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Gallery
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Room 5
Legal Issues for Event and Venue Management - Part 2
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Room 5
Evacuation & Shelter Planning
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Individual Discussion Groups Session 3 - Emergency Planning
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
South Foyer
Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Room 5
Security Screening: Policies, Procedures & Technology
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 5
Understanding Crowd Psychology
10:15 am - 10:45 am
South Foyer
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Great Room 5
Building Safety & Security Staff Training Programs
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gallery
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Room 5
Creating Emergency Response Training Programs
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
South Foyer
Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Bus departs for transportation to Civic Theatre-San Diego
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Civic Theatre
Offsite Exercise at Civic Theatre-San Diego
Security Operation Tour & Reception
8:00 pm Bus departs for transportation to hotel
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 5
Major Event Planning (Exercise)
10:15 am - 10:45 am
South Foyer
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Great Room 5
Creating a Culture of Safety: Policies, Programs, & Initiatives
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gallery
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great Room 5
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
South Foyer
Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Study Time
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Great Room 5
Year 2 Final Exam (Administered in Year 2 Classroom)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gallery
Graduation Dinner & Closing Keynote
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