Agenda announced for the NCS4 National Conference

The NCS4 is set to host the 14th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition June 27-29 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. The 2023 conference theme is Level-Up, challenging our industry friends and partners to strive for continuous improvement.

The conference will offer dynamic programming, solution provider engagement, and opportunities to network with fellow professionals. This highly regarded gathering of sports safety and security professionals is an opportune time to share ideas, tools, and proven strategies to help advance the industry.

Kimberly Cheatle, director of the United States Secret Service, will serve as the keynote speaker to kick off the conference’s opening general session with “Mitigating Threats and Safeguarding Large-Scale and National Special Security Events.” Cheatle is the 27th director of the U.S. Secret Service and is responsible for successfully executing the agency’s integrated mission of protection and investigations by leading a diverse workforce composed of more than 7,800 special agents, uniformed division officers, technical law enforcement officers, and administrative, professional, and technical personnel.

David Atkins, keynote motivational speaker, will follow with “No Excuses, Breakthrough Fear and Adversity to Play a Bigger Game in Business and Life.” Atkins is a retired New York State Police Captain with 22 years of service, a first responder at Ground Zero on 9/11, and author of The Leveled Up Life.

Conference programming will include general sessions with panel discussions on topics relevant to today’s ever-changing security landscape, while breakout sessions allow participants to engage with panelists and attendees on key issues. Topics slated for the conference include:

  • Trends in Stadium Design
  • Command Center Best Practices
  • Human Trafficking
  • SAFETY Act
  • Threat and Risk Assessment
  • Building Resilient Teams
  • Value of Table Top Exercises

Additional information on these topics and others will be announced soon.

In addition to keynote speakers, an awards luncheon, interactive panel discussions, and breakout sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to explore emerging technologies and network with peers during the conference. A social reception planned for the event’s first evening allows practitioners, industry partners, and exhibitors to gather and network with friends and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.

Early-bird registration is available through April 14 with fees of $575 for NCS4 Connect members and $625 for non-members. Prices will increase by $50 after April 14. If you register three or more people from the same organization, save $75 off each attendee registration. The group discount will be automatically applied when applicable. Visit the website for additional information and exclusions.

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