10/20/2020 – 16:21pm | By: Sara Priebe
Greater than 400 professionals within the sports activities safety business got here collectively to interact
and collaborate on-line with the Nationwide Heart for Spectator Sports activities Security and Safety
(NCS4) throughout the 2020 Nationwide Sports activities Security and Safety Convention and Exhibition.
The three-day convention was held in partnership with title sponsor Johnson Controls
on October 12 -14, 2020, with the theme, The Means Ahead.
“We’re delighted with the business’s suggestions on our convention programming and logistics.
This 12 months’s theme centered on the long run and the way we, as an business, can work collectively
to get again on observe in a protected method,” stated Dr. Stacey Corridor, NCS4 Director and Faculty
of Enterprise and Financial Improvement Sport Administration Professor at The College
of Southern Mississippi. “We discovered from the nation’s main business professionals
and public well being consultants on forward-thinking methods coping with communication,
resiliency, authorized points, well being rules, operational adjustments, and the significance
of using knowledge for security and safety mitigation efforts and know-how resolution
“The NCS4 Convention introduced collectively professionals from quite a lot of industries,
backgrounds, and venues in a profitable digital setting that continues to assist us
study, develop and collaborate collectively,” stated Billy Lagenstein, Nationwide Soccer League
(NFL) Director of Safety Companies and Investigation. “The robust, well-balanced
content material, audio system, and experiences shared assist us proceed to develop pro-active operations.”
Convention attendees heard from greater than 40 business consultants and leaders within the subject,
starting from authorities officers and police, skilled sports activities officers, physicians,
chief government officers, attorneys, vice presidents and administrators of know-how, security
and safety, and researchers and educators.
Matters lined included the impacts of the COVID pandemic, reopening and returning
to play, life within the “bubble,” strategic planning, and venue operations. Audio system
included Tom Bossert, former U.S. Homeland Safety Advisor; Don Garber, Main League
Soccer Commissioner; Steve Adelman, Adelman Legislation Group and Occasion Security Alliance VP,
Within the panel “Strategic Planning: Reopening and Returning to Play” moderated by Dane
Dodd, Prosegur Companies Group Senior VP, leaders in sport safety together with Cathy
Lanier, NFL Senior VP and Chief Safety Officer; Robert Pollicino, Nationwide Hockey
League VP of Safety; and Jeff Stonebreaker, Main League Soccer VP of Security and
Safety, mentioned the significance of efficient planning and collaboration as venues
and groups start to reopen and return to play. This additionally included suggestions and
classes discovered relating to planning initiatives, internet hosting occasions with and with out followers,
gaining stakeholder buy-in, and establishing a course of for steady enchancment.
Attendees selected from six breakout classes ranging in subjects from leveraging knowledge
for security and safety to disinfecting massive venues, threat administration, and using
know-how. All breakout classes have been recorded and can be found to observe now.
The digital convention provided two exhibit halls with 28 exhibitors and sponsors who
interacted with guests, answered questions and offered sources. The digital area
additionally provided a lounge space for networking with fellow contributors and a useful resource
library with presentation slides and supplies, sources from exhibitors and sponsors,
and sources from NCS4.
“The convention is an ideal instance of how collaborating with NCS4 prepares amenities
and safety professionals to adapt, overcome and ship outcomes with out lacking
a beat by way of any challenges that we could face,” stated San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s
Stadium Director of Visitor Companies Angie Nix.
The whole convention, together with the entire recorded displays, is now out there
on-demand for the following 12 months. All the subjects, speaker bios, and presentation
descriptions will be discovered on the convention web site. Everybody who attended the occasion
has entry to the occasion and anybody who registers throughout the on-demand interval.
Go to ncs4.usm.edu/conference for info on methods to obtain entry to the on-demand content material or for extra
Mark your calendar for the 2021 Nationwide Sports activities Security and Safety Convention scheduled
to be held in-person June, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ.
Established in 2006, the Nationwide Heart for Spectator Sports activities Security and Safety
(NCS⁴) is the nation’s solely educational middle dedicated to the research and observe of sports activities
and leisure security and safety. The NCS4 is partially underwritten by grants
from the Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) and Federal Emergency Administration Company
(FEMA), and its mission facilities round three key pillars – Analysis, Coaching and
Schooling, and Outreach. For extra details about NCS4, name 601.266.6183 or go to