This year’s conference being held at Connecticut College in New London, CT.

June 14-17, 2020


Registration will start in February

Our 2019 Schedule

June 9th Sunday – Registration/Lodging


2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Conference Registration – (Doubletree)

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.      Pre-Conference Session (NFPA Steven Sawyer)

Crowd Manager/Event Requirements & NFPA 3000 overview (Doubletree)

7:30p.m. -11p.m.           Hospitality Room/Drinks, Pizza, Snacks (Doubletree)

June 10th Monday – Day One of Conference (vendors in until evening on Tuesday)


7:00 a.m.- 8:45 a.m.      Conference and Vendor Registration/Vendor Setup in (3rd floor Dion Center)

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.     Buffet or Continental Breakfast – (Roy Room – 3rd floor Dion building)

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.      Opening Comments, Welcome and Introductions

9:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.    Vendor Meet and Greet

10:00a.m.-12-Noon.     Professional Development Session One (Dolores Stafford of D. Stafford & Associates) – Federal Compliance: Where Are We Now with Changes and Updates to the Guidance from OCR and Department of Education?


12-Noon-1:15 p.m.        Lunch and Vendor Introductions

1:15p.m.-2:00 p.m.        Vendor Area Opens – Raffles!


2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.        Professional Development Session Two (D. Stafford & Associates) – A Clery Act “Test”: What is Required and How to Build and Facilitate a Successful Tabletop Exercise On Your Campus


3:30p.m.-3:45p.m.         Break in Vendor Area (Refreshments/Snacks/Raffles)


3:45p.m.-5:00p.m.        Professional Development Session Three: Free and Unpopular Speech, Lessons Learned from the Dr. Charles Murray Incident (Lisa Burchard – Middlebury)


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Vendor Networking Reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres and Refreshments)


7:30p.m. -11p.m.           Hospitality Room (Hotel)

June 11th Tuesday – (Day Two of Conference)

7:30a.m.-8:30 a.m.        Continental breakfast

8:30a.m.-10:00a.m.      Professional Development Session Four: Home Grown Toxins and WMDs.  VT / NY FBI

10:00a.m.-10:15a.m.     Break

(NOTE:  Formal Vendor Program Ends at 10:15 Tuesday.  Vendors are invited to stay through Tuesday evening and continue their vendor displays at their discretion).

10:15a.m.-12-Noon       NECUSA Annual Business Meeting and Elections – Roy Room

12-Noon-1:00 pm          Member and Past President’s Recognition Luncheon and Swearing in of New Board Members – Roy Room

1:00p.m.-1:45p.m.        Professional Session Five:  Cracker Barrel (An annual favorite: bring your questions!) – Facilitated by Board

1:45p.m.-2:00 p.m.        Break (Refreshments/Snacks/Raffles)

2:00p.m.-4:30p.m.        Professional Development Session Six: James Moore, Department of Education

5:30 p.m. – 8:00pm       Awards and Recognition Picnic

8pm to 11pm                 Hospitality Room

Conference Ends

June 12th Wednesday – (One Day Professional Development Session –Paid Conference Attendees are Welcome to attend free of charge

Non Conference attendees $125.00 for one attendee, $100.00 for two or more attendees

Topic: Mental Health First Aide Certification

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use p

June 27th Wednesday – (One Day Professional Development Session –Paid Conference Attendees are Welcome to Attend)

“Advanced Campus & Community-Based Police Leadership” presented by WSM Trainers and Consultants – Lee Struble, President of WSM and Chief Higgins, Associate of WSM.

WSM Trainers and Consultants have been providing training programs and comprehensive assessment and consulting services to higher education institutions throughout the United States since 1996. The Advanced Campus and Community-Based Police Leadership program is an excellent program for Department Heads, Supervisors, and future campus safety/law enforcement leaders.

This one day session is free for full conference attendees. Non-conference attendees can participate in this valuable program for a low cost of $149.00/per person.