School Safety Conference 2023

Frequently Asked Questions​

Who should attend?
Education Administrators, Teachers, School Psych​ologists/Guidance Counselors, School Security Employees, School Resource Officers (SROs), Law Enforcement, Local/State Emergency Ma​nagers, Fusion Center Analysts, Crisis Intervention Units, Counselors & Mental Health Specialists, School Social Workers, School Safety Professionals, and other school safety stakeholders.

Is the conference open to the general public and vendors? 
Yes.  However, priority registration is given to State partners and educational staff that interact with our schools.  Vendors are not permitted 

Where is the conference?
The conference will take place at the Turf Valley Resort in Howard County, Ellicott City, Maryland.

When is the conference?
The conference will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily on Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20, 2023.

Is there a fee to attend?
No. There is no cost to attend our conference.

Will meals be provided?
Yes. Continental breakfast, lunch and breaks will be provided daily for conference attendees.

Will hotel rooms be provided?
Unfortunately, MCSS is only able to provide hotel rooms to conference presenters; however, attendees can book their own room(s) at Turf Valley Resort by calling 410.465.1500 or 888.833.8873. Reservations can also be made online at turfvalley.com/reservatons using group code:28E3SE. The cutoff date for reservations is June 16th.

Will Continuing Education Credits be offered to those attending the conference?
MCSS is currently exploring these options and will provide more details as they come available.

Is there a capacity limit for the conference? 
Yes, the conference is limited to 500 people. Once registration has reached its limit, all additional requests will be wait-listed.

Is there a deadline to register for the conference? 
Yes, conference registration will close on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in order for our staff to make the necessary preparations to ensure you have a great experience. 

How do I register to attend the conference? 
You can register for the conference by clicking here or by visiting our website at https://schoolsafety.maryland.gov/

How do I submit a proposal to present at your conference? 
You can submit a proposal by completing our Call for Speakers Form​.  All proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2023

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