IIFX and Campus Safety to Host Virtual Interscholastic Athletics Summit

May 18, 2021, Jackson, Mississippi – On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) and Campus Safety will host a National, complimentary, one-day, virtual summit that anyone involved in interscholastic athletics or after school activities will want to attend. The title of the summit is “Preparing for the Return of Interscholastic Athletics & After School Activities.”

IIFX is offering the summit as a complimentary service to anyone in the industry who can benefit as a part of IIFX’s mission to “build and support a global alliance of thought leaders and stakeholders centered around safety, security, and the services that contribute to the ideal fan experience.” The one-day virtual event will feature a knowledgable and experienced lineup of  professionals ranging from high school athletic directors, safety and security professionals in interscholastic athletics, counselors, physicians, superintendents and other leaders preparing to return to interscholastic athletics and after school activities this fall. The complete list of speakers and panelists can be found in the agenda below. Any updates can be found at this LINK. Panelists will address adaptations to health, safety, security, and operations during the COVID-19 era.

“The Summit agenda brings together nationwide thought leaders, decision-makers and innovators to address critical issues for reopening school events this fall,” said Dr. Lou Marciani, director and co-founder of IIFX and former director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

According to Dr. Marciani, these leading practitioners will address the most pressing challenges and will provide first-hand observations and best practices advice. The event is open and complimentary to anyone who can benefit from the knowledge that will be shared. All summit topics underscore key strategies for a safe return, what we’ve learned from the pandemic, building strong partnerships, health safety plans and protocols, mental health, and building trust and confidence with the community, administration, staff, and students. To register, click HERE.

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(More speakers are currently being added. Check this LINK for the latest)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening Remarks/ Keynote

“Key Strategies for the Preparation for the Return of Interscholastic Athletics and After School Activities”

Kevin Wren, School Safety Advocate, A3 Communications

10:15 am – 11:15 am

“Translating the Pandemic Lessons Learned into Re-Starting After School Activities”

Nancy Beatty, Athletic Director, Providence Day – Charlotte, North Carolina

Lamont Dodson, Interim Deputy Chief, CSMF, Cleveland Municipal School District – Cleveland, Ohio

Tom Gladney, Athletic Director, Biloxi High School, Biloxi, Mississippi

Jennifer Serran, Rick Management Specialist Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Rancho Cordova, California

10:15 am – 11:15 am

“How to Leverage Technology for the Post Covid Era Protocols”

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Premium Lounge Meeting /General Networking

Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director, National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHSA)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

“Building Strong Partnership Capabilities”

Robby Ball, Coordinator, Education Support Services, Safety and Security, Hurst-Euless Bedford ISD, Bedford, Texas

Jennifer Frazier, Director of Athletics, McKinney ISD, McKinney, Texas

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Mid-Day Keynote Address

“Dealing with the Mental and Emotional Health Issues”

Glenzetta Hall, Professional Counselor (LPC)

Debbie Guy, School Psychologist

Dr. Til Jolly, Chief Medical Officer, Aveshka

2:00 am – 3:00 pm     

Premium Lounge Meeting /General Networking – The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Health and Quality of Life in High School Athletes

Dr. Timothy A. McGuine, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health

2:00 am – 3:00 pm     

“Re-Defining the New Normal”

Andre Walker, Athletic Director, Houston ISD, Houston, Texas

Lance Carter, Assistant Athletic Director, Katy ISD, Katy, Texas

Judy Miller, Director of Risk Management & Environment Safety, Perris Unition High School District, Perris, California

3:15 pm

Ending Keynote/Closing Summit

“Building Trust and Confidence with the Community, Administration, Staff, and Students”

Larry Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Schools/Executive Director of Public Safety, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dr. James Hanna, Superintendent, Rossville Consolidated School District, Lafeyette, Indiana

Dr. Kechia Rowles, Athletic Director, Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, Georgia

Dr. Jeffrey Sullivan, Director of Systemwide Athletics, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery, Maryland

To register for and learn more about IIFX and the event, click HERE.  IIFX offers a $99 annual subscription (or $9.99 per month) for full access to its suite of content and other services.

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