The National Center for Spectator Sport Safety & Security (NCS4) will hold its first National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition, Aug. 2-4 in New Orleans.
The conference theme is "Balancing Safety, Security, and Spectator Experience." As many as 300 top professionals in the field of sports safety and security are expected to attend the conference, which will feature guest speakers, breakout workshops, exhibits and demonstrations of the latest in security technology.
Conference speakers include:
  • Roger Goodell, NFL Commisioner;
  • Milt Ahlerich, VP of Security, NFL;
  • Dan Mullin, Sr. Director Security, MLB;
  • Dennis Cunningham, VP of Security, NHL;
  • Mike Rodriguez, Director of Security, USTA;
  • Professor G. Keith Still, Ph.D., Visiting Professor at Bucks New University Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies;
  • Tamara D. Madensen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Las Vegas;
  • Mark Bodenschatz, Associate AD for Facilities & Operations at Penn State;
  • Mike Caruso, Associate AD of Game Operations at Texas A&M;
  • Steve Adams, Assistant AD for Internal Operations at Wake Forest;
  • Leonard Bonacci, Director of Event Services, Philadelphia Eagles
Security magazine is the media sponsor for the conference, which will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza.
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