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 School Safety Conference

July 16th - BTA Workshop

July 17th and 18th, 2024 ​
Turf Valley Conference Center, Ellicott City, MD

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Frequently Asked Questions​

​Who should​ attend?​

Education Administrators, Teachers, School Psychologists/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.

How many people from our organization should attend the conference?

We suggest that at least two people from an organization attend in order to maximize your experience and have the ability to attend multiple breakout sessions. 

Is the conference open to the general public? 

Yes.  However, priority registration is given to State partners and educational staff that interact with our schools.  Therefore, you may be waitlisted to ensure everyone is accommodated. 

Are vendors permitted to attend or exhibit at the conference?

No. The Maryland Center for School Safety is a State Agency, not an association.  Therefore, we do not permit vendors to exhibit or attend our conference. Registration is monitored and any registrations identified as vendors will be canceled. 

Will there be pre-conference events leading up to the conference?

Yes. Information on these events will be posted and shared when available. 

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. on both Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18, 2024. MCSS will also offer a pre-conference event on Tuesday, July 16, 2024.  

Will there be an event on Tuesday evening?

Yes.  There will be a BTA Workshop offered the evening of Tuesday, July 16, 2024. This event will have a separate registration from the conference. 

Is there a fee to attend?

No. There is no cost to attend our conference.

Will meals be provided?

Yes. Lunch will be provided daily for conference attendees and a Continental breakfast will be provided on the last day of the conference.

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 clicking here or calling 410.465.1500 or 888.833.8873. 

Will Continuing Education Credits be offered to those attending the conference?

MCSS is currently exploring these options and will provide more details as they become available.

Is there a capacity limit for the conference? 

Yes, the conference is limited to 500 people. Once registration has rea​ched its limit, all additional requests will be waitlisted.

Is there a deadline to register for the conference? 

Yes, early registration will be available from February 15, 2024 through March 31, 2024 and regular registration will close on Friday, June 28, 2024.  

How do I register to attend the conference? 

You can register through our website or by clicking here. Registration will also be available through the conference app once it is available. 

How do I submit a proposal to present at your conference? 

The call for speakers for the 2024 conference closed on Friday, February 2, 2024. However, you can sign up for notifications from MCSS to be notified when the 2025 session opens by clicking here

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