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April 28, 2014 and April 29, 2014
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"Over 25 Years of Knowledge, Integrity, and Justice"

Day One - April 28, 2014    
Time Track 1 Track 2
7:45 am - 8:30 am
Registration and Coffee/Tea


Savoy EFG

8:45 am – 10:00 am
Conducting Effective Physical Security Assessment
Mr. Paul Timm

Savoy EFG

10:00 am – 10:15 am

10:15 am - 11:30 am Conceal Carry
 Mark Maton, Colonel ISP

Savoy EFG

Effective Security Screening
 Mr. Dave Beeman  

Arcadia Symposium
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall – Vendor Showcase Open

Savoy ABCD
1:00 pm –  2:15 pm Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design - Basic Concepts
Sam Bandy

Savoy EFG
Aggression Management
 Mr. Ray Pohl

Arcadia Symposium
2:15pm     2:30pm
Break  -  Vendor Showcase Open

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Emergency Management Planning and Coordination

Mr. Steve Layne

Savoy EFG

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Vendor Expo Cocktail Reception and Door Prize Give Away
Exhibit Hall
Savoy ABCD
Day Two - April 29, 2014    
Time Track 1 Track 2
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration and Coffee/Tea

8:30 am – 11:30 am
Group Tour

College of Dupage Homeland Security Education Center

(Meet at Sheraton Hotel for Bus Transportation to College of Dupage)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Banquet Lunch

Speaker: Phil Harris

Social Media Monitoring for Corporate Security Professionals

Savoy EFG

 Social Media Monitoring for Corporate Security Professionals


Speaker: Phil Harris, CEO Geofeedia

Topic Description:
Social media has emerged as a rich data source for situational awareness and digital investigation for law enforcement and corporate security professionals. With the advent of smartphones that identify a person's location, corporate security professionals can now more accurately monitor tap into real-time data streams emerging from social media posts from individuals at those locations by leveraging new platforms. This new data stream is helping protect corporate assets ranging from corporate facilities, operational centers, retail outlets, events, intellectual property, employees and executives.

Speaker Biography:
Phil Harris is CEO of Geofeedia (, a Chicago-based social media monitoring company for law enforcement and corporate security professionals. Phil was the former SVP of Corporate Development at Phil is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Ohio State University

Emergency Management Planning/Coordination


Speaker: Steve Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI Layne Consultants International

Topic Description:
Just because you dial 9 1 1 is no guarantee that the response you get is the response you want...and sometimes, there may not be a response. Your plan must include contingencies for "what if" they don't get here...and should be based on detailed advance planning and coordination with those response agencies you're counting on. From Katrina, Columbine, and recent incidents you'll hear about lessons learned. We'll also talk about the guidelines set forth in NIMS (the National Incident Management System), your own Incident Command structure, and how it all works to your advantage.

Physical Security Assessment

Speaker: Paul Timm, PSP


Topic Description:
An effective physical security assessment requires more than just a subjective walk through a facility. Come and learn how to conduct an assessment process based on rigor and discipline. Benefit from technology advances, as well. From the preparation stage to report writing, this presentation will provide you with a solid foundation and helpful resources.

Speaker Biography:

Paul Timm is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), President of RETA Security, Inc., and a nationally acclaimed security consultant. In addition to conducting numerous physical security assessments and his frequent keynote addresses, Paul is currently under contract to publish a book on school security. He is certified in Vulnerability Assessment Methodology (VAM) through Sandia National Laboratories and utilizes his own patented vulnerability assessment methodology, know as ALPHAÔ. Paul has been trained by the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA) and is an experienced Crisis Assistance Team volunteer in northern Illinois. He is a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) and serves as Vice Chair of the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council

Conceal Carry

Speaker: Colonel Marc Maton


Speaker Biography:
Colonel Marc Maton began his law enforcement career as an Illinois State Police Trooper in 1986. From 1988 through 2003, his primary assignments were in drug units and multi-jurisdictional task forces. In 2009, he was appointed as the Chief of Field Operations. In 2012, he was appointed Deputy Director of the Division of Forensic Services. In the summer of 2013, he was moved over to the Deputy Director of the Division of Administration. Marc has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University and a Master’s in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University. He is married with three sons and resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

Effective Security Screening

Speaker: Dave Beeman, CPP, CIPM II


Topic Description:
Effective Security Screening; preventing the introduction of prohibited items into a secured facility through the use of metal detectors (hand-held and walk-through), pat-down search, bag search, x-ray and explosive trace detection. Topics will include considerations for screening area design, equipment selection, record keeping and employee training, certification and testing.

Speaker Biography:

A Certified Protection Professional (CPP), board certified in security management by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and a Certified Institutional Property Manager (CIPM II) by the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP), Dave Beeman has more than 20 years of corporate and contract security experience including providing services for government facilities, foreign heads of state and private industry. Dave is a member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Public / Private Liaison Committee and the former Chairman of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) Security Committee. Dave possesses a clearance through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Private Sector Clearance Program and is active in the Infrastructure Security Awareness (ISA) program.


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