Education & Healthcare Security Forum

Upcoming Event Dates


Fit a year's worth of meetings in 2 action-packed days. The event registration is no cost to qualified delegate attendees.


Who attends:  This event is specifically designed for Security decision-makers (Manager, Director, or VP) at Educational or Healthcare organizations, who have projects in the pipeline and are actively sourcing solutions

What you can expect:

  • Meet one-on-one with solution providers specific to your current project needs
  • Attend workshops and sessions
  • Network with peers from leading companies
  • Receive complimentary event registration, hotel accommodations, and meals at a luxury venue

How it works:

  • You select the solution providers you're most interested in meeting
  • Your interests shape your agenda of one-on-ones and sessions
  • We continue to add workshops up until the event
  • We cap our attendance at 50 spots
  • We hold the event twice a year and rotate regionally

Why you should attend as a delegate:

  • It's a more efficient way to source solution providers, and to get custom attention specific to your needs
  • You'll make profitable connections to help further your business goals
  • You'll stay up-to-date about the latest trends and technology advances in your industry


Forum Events has 20+ years of experience holding successful events across multiple markets. We're dedicated to providing you with a complete VIP experience from start to finish.


For More Information Please Contact...

Cherissa Irvin – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8162  |  email

Rob Muise – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8164  |  email

Kayla Willis – Event Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x8170  |  email

Brittany Kehrt – Event Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x8165  |  email

Education & Healthcare Security Forum in Chicago, IL
April 23 & 24, 2018

Event Workshops Include...

See Something, Say Something
Presented by James Marcella - Axis Communications

The popular public safety campaign “See Something, Say Something" has acted as force multiplier urging everyone to take an active role in protecting their community. Video surveillance systems play a role in this force multiplier equation as well. But while it excelled as a tool to “see something," historically it lacked the audio capabilities to “say something." Those days, however, are numbered. New audio-augmented systems are significantly increasing the effectiveness of surveillance systems to deter crime, and improve public safety.

In this session attendees will learn about how to increase the effectiveness of video surveillance systems by:
• Increasing the deterrence by adding audio capabilities
• Navigating the legal mine field of adding audio to your systems
• Understanding the technical skills for successful deployment (Hint: you already have them)
• Implementing “Audio Analytics" to proactively identify threats

Low Energy Operators, Exit Devices and Exit Alarms
Presented by Tim Shafer - Marketing Manager, Detex Corporation

This informative course will cover:

   • When and where to specify

   • Understanding requirements of the application

   • What products to use that will give the best value and provide a

      correct and complete installation

   • What will be needed for the designated installation location;

      Recognition of possible installation problems and what will be  needed to overcome            these problems

   • The installation and usage of all other support equipment that may

  be required such as electrified panic hardware, wireless push  button, etc.

Construction & Security Trends in 2018 and Beyond…’Learn how these business segments are evolving with technology’
Presented by Kevin Hendershot, PSP Director of Strategic Integrator Partnerships, of Assa Abloy

Learn about:


  • The changing construction world…operating more efficient.
  • LEED & Sustainability…how is security becoming involved?
  • Cell Phones, Credentials and Access Control

Crisis Management & Planning for the Mobile Age
Presented by Mary Nettleton – SchoolDude

As professionals in the education industry, your top priority is the safety of students, faculty, and staff.  Although you may feel your current crisis plans are adequate, it’s important to be aware of the restrictions and problems that may arise from purely analog communication systems. Binder-based plan documents can be useful for training purposes, but in the event of an actual emergency, when time is the most precious resource you have, do all staff and faculty have access to the binder, poster or emergency flipchart?  What can you do to keep your plans relevant?

Crisis Management & Planning for the Mobile Age will compare efficacy of paper safety plans versus mobile safety plans, identify gaps and breakdowns in traditional safety plans, demonstrate "duty of care" in an increasingly mobile society and guide you through the design and execution of a more comprehensive crisis management strategy.


Chicago Marriott O'Hare

8535 W Higgins Rd
Chicago, IL 60631

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Chicago, IL

April 23 & 24, 2018

Areas Covered

  • Access Control
    Barriers, Biometrics, Card Readers, Gates & Fencing, ID Cards, Key holding, Locks and Locking Systems, Manned Guarding, Mobile Communications, Security Doors, Security Field Checkpoints, Smart Cards, Visitor ID Systems
  • CCTV
    Alarm Systems, Body Worn Cameras, Cameras, Digital Multiplexers, Digital Video Recorders, IP Systems, Monitors, Networked Storage Systems, Remote Video Monitoring, Sensors, Thermal Imaging, Transmission Equipment, Video Analytics, Video Servers
  • Emergency
    Bullet Proof Supplies, Business Continuity, Conflict Resolution Training, Crisis Management, Crisis Prevention Training, Detection/Protection Alarms, Duress Alarms, Emergency Notification Systems, Mass Notification, Wireless Panic Buttons
  • Perimeter
    Asset Tracking, Building Management, Card Readers, Compliance, Concealed Weapons Detection, Document Destruction, Emergency Alert Systems, Explosive Detection Systems, Fire Safety, Internet & Network, POS Devices, Security Wands, Surge Protectors, System Integrators, Turnstiles
  • Security Personnel
    Patrol, Patrol Verification Systems, Sensors
  • Specialist
    Batteries, Bullet Proof Glass, Computer Security, Corporate Threat Assessment & Management, Covert Surveillance, Drug Testing, Employee Screening, Executive Protection, Facial Recognition, Fiber Optic Devices, First Aid/Emergency Equipment, Integrated Systems, License Plate Recognition, Parking Systems, Safes, Security Consultants, Substance Abuse, Uniforms

Confirmed Vendors