Safe Schools and Colleges Forum

September 24-27, 2020  |  Kansas City Convention Center

Registration Opens June 1 at 8:00 am

Get the latest information and guidance on school safety issues for those who govern and work in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, as well as law enforcement officials and others. The Forum on Thursday, September 24 is a full day dedicated to safety sessions followed up by a safety focused strand of concurrent sessions on Friday and Saturday.

Who can attend?  Anyone from MSBA member Districts!  Attend with your school district board members, superintendents or central office staff.

Registration Fees

$250 – Thursday and Friday sessions
For an additional $99 you can attend MSBA Saturday conference sessions.

Tentative Thursday Sessions:

Cape Girardeau Public Schools Safety and Secondary Elements
Reporting Propane under the CFATS regulation
What is a Trauma Informed School?
Juvenile Law & Best Practices for SRO’s
Legal Update: Safety Conference
Where’s the Money?
EOP and Preparation
Developing a Prevention-Based Safety Program
Protecting America’s Schools presented by the U.S. Secret Service

Tentative Friday Sessions:

Understanding the Role of an SRO
Vaping. What Can Schools Do About It?
Stop the Bleed: Community Partnerships
Beware What You Share – Online Safety
IPC and Human Trafficking
Cyber Talk: Stop the Intrusion!
Integrating Human Trafficking in School EOPs
Handle with Care in Missouri Counties
U.S. DHS Priority Telecommunications Services

Tentative Saturday Sessions:

Here’s A Tip-Courage2Report Prevents Violence

Saturday Special Guest Speaker – Tony Gonzalez

Pro Football Hall of Famer, Tony Gonzalez is a former Kansas City Chief and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end. After a 17-year long career, he became an analyst on CBS’ NFL pregame show ‘NFL Today’ before transitioning to FOX, where he is a fixture on FOX NFL Kickoff as well as the FOX NFL Sunday show.

Conference Hotel Information

In order to receive the special MSBA rate, use the above links to make your reservations.

Kansas City Marriott Downtown – Headquarter Hotel


Located in the heart of the city’s business, government and theater districts, the stunning Kansas City Marriott Downtown provides a delightful stay for business and leisure travel. This two-tower complex, unique among Kansas City hotels, combines newly restored historic elegance with modern luxury. The atrium waterfall at the entrance accents the hotel’s dramatic beauty. All 946 guest rooms and 37 suites offer spacious design and wireless Internet access. Each and every room is a Room that Works — ergonomically designed for maximum efficiency.

Hotel’s Coronavirus Policy

City of KCMO COVID-19 Updates


Jamie Fessler – Manager, Conferences and Events
573-445-9920, ext. 303

Exhibitor Information


Kansas City Information

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The conference venue will observe health advisories in place at the time of the event, including physical distancing protocol, if necessary.  We need to work together to ensure the safety of our children and ourselves.