Good presentations. Very thorough.
Very good. Great topics where I have got bullet ideas to take back.
Very applicable topics to my daily practice as an administrator.
Key note speaker today was great. Difficult topic, but presented very well. I always enjoy Eric’s presentations. Mike Kasitzis presentation was just great! Really good.
Very good to hear from the folks that are directly involved in emergency events.
The speakers have been very motivational. They have helped give guidance to what our next steps should be.
C.J. Huff’s story will stay with me – this is the kind of leadership we can all benefit from.
Excellent. Bigger and better than ever, I particularly enjoyed the personal story from the school shooter (Kelly).
The conference has been very informative!
I am thoroughly enjoying the conference and it is extremely informative. The presentations from Tressie Armstrong as well as Huff had the highest impact. They put a “real fuel” on the tragedies that can occur and bring the point home that this does happen. The biggest tragedy is not learning from one and I am thankful that they have shared their experience.
The last impact will be to update ERG… Municipal resources and internal resources to coordinate prevention and response.
I liked hearing about the lockdown strategies. I will be taking this info back to my own schools.
Excellent speakers, lots of small changes to our program.
Good variety of topics and speakers.
Overall very good. The presentation of the Joplin city disaster was what stood out for me.
Interesting – would be very useful for risk and security management teams. Inspirational – Joplin story was very moving.
Excellent case studies.
Good conference I will definitely attend again!
Excellent morning. Virginia tech and Joplin presentations were the best I have seen at any conference.
Great experience. The presenters that went through actual situations left an impact.
Tremendous amount of quality information.
Excellent speakers. I like the 45 min time frame. Also like single sessions – we get to hear and all learn from it.
Case studies of actual events were great especially elementary school. Good variety of topics.
Yet another incredible worthwhile and interesting summit! I am still learning a lot of invaluable aspects of emergency and disaster planning that we can use to increase the level of safety and preparedness directly into our school and in our district. The ability to access the experts is truly appreciated.
One of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. The cross-section of speakers and their high level of expertise were of trainmasters value. I would highly recommend this conference.
Overall the speakers were wonderful informative and did well capturing and keeping our attention. The content was very useful, reinforcing the importance of a strong E.M. program…
Great speakers. Enormous amount of very important and practical information
I found the conference shed some light on many of the key issues facing post secondary institutions today. The speakers were very knowledgeable and provided valuable insight on overcoming challenges and promoting emergency management programs in post-secondary institutions.
Some of the best experience in their field giving most current, relevant information about schools safety & disaster/emergency planning.
It has opened my eyes regarding safety (any kind) in my schools. It is not just fire aerial or bus evacuation anymore.
The topics and speakers provided a useful mix of practical, leadership training and new information for all levels of education.
Very good – all speakers were knowledgeable – brought forth relevant materials for all participants.
The truly important knowledge of lockdown procedures. The case studies will have a lasting impact that I will learn from what has actually happened.
The wealth of and diversity of speakers. Experience is phenomenal.
Very useful sessions. Impact has been plan, plan and plan more.
Great speakers. Lots of information, good ideas.
Well organized conference which gave the college the opportunity networking to share our concerns and to succeed to be more effective in planning.
Each speaker has left me with at least one or two key points to bring back to our district.
Nice balance between research and practicality I am enjoying the fluid nature of the presentations.
Conference has been very informative lasting impact taken… regardless of situation planning for emergencies is not enough unless plans are in place and practiced.
Excellent resources/speakers overall.
“Very helpful in targeting weak points in emergency plan. Useful ideas in preventative measures to become as ready as possible in worse case incidents.”
“Facilitators are great, first speaker set the bar high for everyone.”
This was my first time attending this conference and I am very impressed. The speakers were great, offering useful advice and using real life experiences. Great venue as well, with friendly and helpful staff.
Excellent speakers. Good venue. Interesting, diversified and relevant. Had an excellent time. Learned a lot. Hope to return.
Excellent. Case studies were great.
Great speakers for this event. A wealth of information from each speaker was appreciated.
Presentations are relevant, meaningful. Presenter’s very knowledgeable down to earth presentations.
The quality of presentations and variety has been excellent. Very diverse and informative.
Great. Good presentations on case studies.
Very good. Lots of good info sharing and networking.
Very informative. Lasting impact: planning is great but being adaptable to each specific situation is equally as important.
Very informative. Pertained to some of my job related expectations.
This is a great venue to reach out to people and colleagues to share thoughts and ideas.
A number of specific pieces of advice I can take back to U of A. The lasting impression was the inspiration from Frank DeAngelis.
Very valuable lots of information packed into the day. Glad to see the 2 tracks and the emphasis on prevention in addition to info on dealing in an event and post event. Networking opportunity very valuable! Email content info very helpful to me.
Breadth of speakers and knowledge (1st hand) increased credibility of topic.
Was able to discuss one-on-one with speakers, especially David Esquite to gain insight on strategies used elsewhere and feedback on our current strategies and procedures.
Wow! Not a dry eye at our table when Frank DeAngelis shared his experience. He inspires that any school can go on after a disaster as what Columbian has gone through.
Everything linked together nicely. Nice variety of big picture topics and practical take away information.
Day 2 has been just as informative as day 1. Appreciate presenter’s info relevant to k-12 environment.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love that all presentations are based on actual events. Great speakers passionate about student’s safety.
Good presenters. Good schedule. Good reminders of best practices.
Wow! A lot of excellent information has been presented which I wasn’t aware of especially about the lockdown procedures. Very, very interesting!
Very good. It is great to hear from industry experts and the people on the front lines about their experiences. Importance of lessons learned.
Every session has provided me with excellent insights having speakers speak to real life situations has a lot of impact.
Excellent speakers/presentations. Variety of professional advice, every presentation had take away information (valuable).
It has been very informative. Our community does not have to deal with tragedies but in the event that something happens, it is nice to hear we are prepared.
I have learned something new and valuable from every session today.
It is great to have a conference aimed squarely at an industry. Too many times we have to interpret info meant for others.
Great conversation regarding lockdown procedures. Very practical.
Excellent! Eye opening for emergency pre-planning.
Lots of experience in our midst on which to draw advice, support, etc. Very good range of topics with strong speakers addressing each.
Great to hear the first hand accounts. It has been very helpful.
All the sessions have been excellent. The lasting impact for me concentrates on the things that we have in place for lockdowns and evacuations and the parts of our processes that need to be somewhat added to/changed up a bit. The case study regarding Thistletown Collegiate Institute certainly benefitted me in that respect.
The conference has been very informative. Our group really enjoyed the case study on Sandy Hook and the speakers from the Toronto Police Service.
All did an exceptional job. Great content in lockdown presentation from Mike – Calgary. Common sense approach is so appreciated. We practice as he instructs but it is reassuring we are on the right track.
Excellent presenters covering range of relevant topics.