The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be hosting the 2022 National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security on November 1-3, 2022. This three-day, virtual event will convene school safety experts, practitioners, and leaders from across the country to discuss current threats in school safety and explore research-informed strategies for addressing security challenges and risks in K-12 schools.
Registration is now open for the Summit and attendance is free of charge. Sessions are planned for all members of the K-12 community and will include keynote remarks, one-on-one interviews, and panel discussions on issues such as targeted violence, violence prevention, cybersecurity, emergency planning, and physical security. The event is designed to foster a nationwide dialogue on school safety, as well as equip school stakeholders and personnel with resources, training, and expertise to apply in their local school settings and communities.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The Summit is a free, virtual event that combines discussion, education, networking, and knowledge-sharing among federal, state, and local school safety stakeholders. Through the event, attendees will hear from government, private sector, and community leaders in the field, who will speak about current and critical school safety issues, threats, and solutions.
The Summit will be held virtually over the course of three days in November. Each day will consist of a two-hour session centered around the themes of violence prevention (Day 1); cybersecurity and online safety (Day 2); and physical security (Day 3). Additional event details include:
- Dates: November 1-3, 2022
- Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET each day
- Location: Held virtually via Microsoft Teams
- Registration: The Summit is open to all interested participants and there is no cost to attend. Registration is required. To register, please visit https://2022CISASchoolSummit.eventbrite.com.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The Summit is open to anyone with a passion for improving school safety. K-12 educators, administrators, principals, school-based law enforcement, mental health professionals, policymakers, cybersecurity experts, community liaisons, and other school safety and security professionals are especially encouraged to attend.
Additional details, including confirmed speakers and a final agenda, will be shared when available. To learn more about the Summit, please visit https://www.cisa.gov/national-school-safety-summit. You can also download a one-page overview here.
If you have any questions, please contact the CISA School Safety Task Force at SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov.
Director, Center for Safe Schools
National School Boards Association