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Emergency Management

November 8-9, 2018
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT


November 8         
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.     Registration    
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    Welcome and opening session   
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    Module 1 and 2   
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch   
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.   Module 2 and 3   
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Ignite sessions   
November 9       
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Module 1 and 3   
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Presenter panel Q&A   
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Closing and evaluations   



Band-Aids to Bad Guys: Turning Perils into Protection
Presented by: Alan Kleinfeld, CMP, LEO, Director, Emergency Planning, Arrive Management Group

 Domain C: Risk Management, 1.25 CEs

 Sponsored in part by     

The Tennessee Waffle House, The Charleston Church Shooter, The Pulse Nightclub, The San Bernardino Holiday Party and, more recently, the Las Vegas shooter, to name only a few.

Acts of violence against large gatherings of people are becoming more commonplace and the count is growing. These acts of hostility seem to happen more often and in more vulnerable places, especially where people gather. It’s not a matter of if it’ll happen to your group, but when.

We can’t prevent all security risks, but we can mitigate many things and learn how to react when an emergency occurs. For instance, could your location or venue be a target? What are you doing to make your conferences and meetings safer and more secure? Are you doing it the right way?  What can you and your staff do to help make your clients feel that the space you sell and market is safer?

This session will not only assist meeting planners in learning what questions to ask of vendors, but what you as facility managers can provide to help make visitors of all types feel a bit more secure.  You’ll hear of takeaways to be put into action back at the office, such as assistance from partners and other stakeholders.  From Band-Aids to bad guys, get an idea of the scope of planning it takes and why a safety mindset from the minute you begin working on your event is valuable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Begin to think of safety as part of work, whether from planner side or supplier side
  • Learn how to better work with partners to keep attendees safe
  • Discuss why a new mindset is important to protect your attendees 


When Good Events Go Bad
Presented by: Zachary Borst, Emergency Manager, Office of Emergency Management, University of Vermont

 Domain C: Risk Management, 1.5 CEs

Planning an event is as much an art as it is a science.  There are countless variables that can affect the outcome of the event but the difference between an event going bad and being a catastrophe is all in how one prepares.  In this session, the University of Vermont Office of Emergency Management will discuss how they have partnered with UVM Event Services to better prepare for emergencies and disasters.  We will discuss our approach, incidents we’ve faced, lessons learned, and provide an opportunity to learn from each other.   From student club meetings to a visit by the Vice President of the United States, we are ready. 

Learning objectives:

  • Discover available resources for your emergency operations planning
  • Learn effective communication strategies and the parties that should be involved
  • Determine necessary steps during pre-event planning through incident coordination

Security Planning for Successful Events: Key Considerations in Event Risk Management
Presented by: Paul H Dean, Chief of Police/Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Risk Management, University of New Hampshire Police Department

 Domain C: Risk Management, 1.5 CEs

Through lecture, video, selected case and federal law, and examining recent campus critical incidents and event security trends, attendees will receive an overview of the critical incident considerations needed to manage events at your institutions of higher education.  We will discuss the five most significant life-safety considerations/conflicts.  We will also review who key stakeholders and first responders are and proper communication channels that will assist you in applying your plan in a crisis.  The key parts of the Clery Act will be discussed and how they apply to events as well as the importance of a comprehensive emergency management plan specific to campus events.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the five most significant life-safety considerations/conflicts
  • Determine the key stakeholders that will respond in a campus incident and their responsibilities
  • Discuss the application of resource management concepts during an incident

Developing an Emergency Action Plan
Presented by: Alan Kleinfeld, CMP, LEO, Director, Emergency Planning, Arrive Management Group

 Domain C: Risk Management, 1.5 CEs

This session is a step-by-step discussion on how to start a meeting emergency action plan, usable by anyone involved in conference and event planning.  Using personal experience, public safety training and Homeland Security training, this session will teach attendees how to begin to create their own emergency action plan. Whether from a planner perspective or a venue perspective, this session will provide valuable nuggets of information.

Learning objectives:

  • Become familiar with overall steps to create an emergency action plan
  • Take first steps to make a plan
  • Obtain online resources to continue your own emergency plan back at the office



(Before 10/12/2018)
   Register after
ACCED-I Member   $325    $350
Nonmember   $375    $400
 Included in your registration fee is all educational content and Thursday lunch.  


Budget Tight? 
Click here for the How to Gain Approval to Attend cost/benefit worksheet that you can give to your supervisor. 

ACCED-I Financial Policy/Cancellation/Refund Policy:  ACCED-I accepts checks (U.S. funds only) and all major credit cards. You are considered registered for this event if you register and either pay or request to be billed for your registration.  Notification of cancellations received by ACCED-I by Friday, October 19, 2018 will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. Replacements are welcome.  No-shows are responsible for payment in full.  No refunds will be made after October 19, 2018.  Should registration fees not be paid by the dates listed, you are still responsible for all cancellation related fees.  If registration is made after October 19, 2018, the above policy still applies.

ACCED-I Federal ID Number 84-1023816



A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott Burlington Harbor for forum participants for a special rate of $135 + taxes and fees per night. Please make your reservation online here, or by calling the hotel at (802) 864-4700. Please mention the group name Educational Forum for the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International to receive the special rate. Reservations must be made by October 5, 2018.

Band-Aids to Bad Guys: Turning Perils into Protection
Domain C: Risk Management, 1.25 CEs

When Good Events Go Bad
Domain C: Risk Management, 1.5 CEs

Security Planning for Successful Events: Key Considerations in Event Risk Management
Domain C: Risk Management, 1.5 CEs

Developing an Emergency Action Plan
Domain C: Risk Management, 1.5 CEs

Ignite Session
Domain C: Risk Management, 1.0 CEs

Presenter Q&A Session
Domain C: Risk Management, 1.0 CEs