The Leading Authority For Campus Public Safety

Virtual Conference Program

All workshop sessions are pre-recorded will be made available on IACLEA's Online Education Center. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. 


Monday, June 22

1:00 PM EST - LIVE: Opening Ceremonies

Welcome message IACLEA Board President, John Vinson and Executive Director, John Bernhards

Additional remarks:

  • Director Phil Keith, COPS Office and Chair of the Presidential Commission Law Enforcement & the Administration of Justice
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katie Sullivan, Office of Justice Programs and Vice Chair of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

3:00 PM EST – LIVE: Managing COVID-19 Risks on Campus

Moderator: Carolyn Parent, President & CEO LiveSafe Mobile

  • Susanne Johnson, Director of Risk Management, Office of Risk Management, Iowa State University
  • Eric Plummer BA, MA, PhD, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police, University of North Dakota
  • Matt Moustakas ARM, CSP, CHMM, Executive Director of Risk Management, Texas Woman’s University

 Tuesday, June 23

11:00 AM EST – LIVE Session – Managing Public Safety Expectations & Responsibilities in a Changing Environment

Melissa Hyatt, Chief of Police, Baltimore County Police Department


2:00 PM EST – LIVE: Campus Law Enforcement Solutions to City Crime Spillover 

Moderator: Paul Mascari, Marquette University & ShotSpotter


  • Margo Bennett, Chief of Police, University of California-Berkeley
  • John Buckavich, Vice President SCAD Savannah & University Safety


Wednesday, June 24

12:00 PM EST – LIVE: Industry Challenge – Building Continuity During a Crisis 

Using COVID-19 as a recent example, can we say with certainty that we successfully planned for all the challenges that were presented? No. Many folks suddenly found themselves lacking proper PPE, students abroad were on rapidly approaching deadlines, and the possibility that our staff would be cut was a sobering reality. There are several things that need to be evaluated at this crucial point. Among some of the things that we will discuss with our 2020 panel, are contingency planning for the loss of crucial job functions, proper and accessible data backup, and the difference between “on paper” and “in the field.”

Tim Keller, President – Northeast Region President, Securitas

Robert Steadman, Securitas USA Director of Training & Development


  • Eric Plummer, Chief of Police at University of North Dakota and Chair of IACLEA’s Domestic Preparedness Committee.
  • David Perry, Chief of Police at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Robert Mueck, Director of Public Safety at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD
  • Chris Connolly, Vice President of Public Safety at Harvard University
  • Devin Blackford, Director of Public Safety & Security at Indiana Tech


Thursday, June 25

11:00 AM EST – LIVE: Annual Business Meeting & Installation of Officers 

1:00 PM EST – LIVE: Preventing Targeted Violence: An Analysis of Mass Attacks in Public Spaces

Ashley Blair, Lead Social Science Research Specialist, National Threat Assessment Center, United States Secret Service


All recorded workshops will be available June 22-August 31, 2020 to view at your leisure, and  
are included in your Virtual Annual Conference registration.  

Listing of Workshops

All sessions are subject to change.



IACLEA's Annual Conference & Exposition 2020 takes place in The Big Easy--New Orleans--June 22-25. Imagine IACLEA's outstanding educational programming presented in a city with world-class entertainment and food! Early-bird registration discount thru May 8.