Conference 2020

Alpharetta, Georgia 2020

November 3rd to 6th, 2020, North Atlanta

Hotels

Host Hotel: Embassy Suites Alpharetta

A mile from our conference site and located near North Point Mall, our host hotel will have nightly socials with free food and beverages and made to order free breakfast for your enjoyment.

Note – this is our host hotel. Evening networking, Industry Tour bus loading and other conference activities will be at this hotel.

Address: 5955 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: (678) 566-8800
Rate: Mon/Tue @$199, Wed/Thur @$144
Book Now: Click Here Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-EMBASSY and requesting the LAPSEN Conference Group Rate. Those visiting our website without using the link can use “Add Special Rate Codes>Group Code” 0LC (Zero LC).

Amenities: Free fresh and hot breakfast, nightly socials, local shuttle to Avalon and Alpharetta Center.

Secondary Hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites Alpharetta

A mile from our conference site and located near North Point Mall, La Quinta has free breakfast for your enjoyment. La Quinta is a short walk from our host hotel, Embassy Suites.

Address: 1350 North Point Dr, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: (770) 754-7800
Rate: @$105 nightly
Book Now: Click Here

Amenities: Free breakfast, local shuttle.

Georgia Hotel Tax Exemption

You will need a Georgia hotel tax exempt form (linked below), your federal tax exempt number or form and your method of payment must be a check from a government entity or a credit card with a government name on it. This will waive sales taxes. There is still a state $5 hotel nightly fee that is not exempt.

Georgia Hotel Tax Exemption Form – Click Here 

Hotels will fill up quickly! Book now!

Please email us at lapsenetwork@gmail.com with problems, dead links or if hotels are full.

Pre-Conference 11/3 & 11/4

Fulton-County-Schools-logo-for-ap-websitLAPSEN 2020 PreConference is hosted by Fulton County Schools and will be held at the Innovation Academy in Alpharetta.

Fulton County Schools is our official host!

You will want to arrive early to participate in some amazing opportunities!

Note: Fulton County School facilities are drug, tobacco and alcohol free campuses.

Courses and Certifications

CERT Train the Trainer: This two day seminar is designed to prepare teacher to teach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to their students. Price includes supplies and box lunch on Tuesday. Wednesday 8am-5pm, Tuesday 8am-12:00pm. $40.Note: CERT materials and instructors are provided by federal grant. Price is for facility and lunch costs. 

The Missing Evidence – How to Teach Forensics: This one day seminar is designed to help teachers who do not have a background in forensics and investigations learn the basics. Teachers will learn techniques like fingerprinting and procedures like blood swabbing while learning the basics of crime scene investigation. Speakers from the GBI, FBI and local police will facilitate. Price includes lab supplies and box lunch on Tuesday. Andrew Bolin from Fulton Country Schools will facilitate. Tuesday 8am-5pm. $125

LAPSEN Police Academy: This one day seminar is designed to help teachers who do not have a background in law enforcement learn the basics. Teachers will learn techniques like handcuffing and procedures like high risk vehicle pullovers while learning how to teach policing. Speakers from the State Patrol and local police will facilitate. Price includes lab supplies and box lunch on Tuesday. Dress ready to be active as well as outdoors. Officer Tim Hart (ret.) will facilitate. Tuesday 8am-5pm, $125.

Teach Like a Rock Star/Jedi/Panda Warrior: This half day seminar is designed to help teachers become masters of CTE instructional techniques. New teachers and veterans alike will learn some great techniques they can implement the day they return to the classroom. Teaching Pro Lisa Funderburk will lead the session. Wednesday 8am-12:00pm. $75

Order in the Court – Mastering Mock Trials: This half day seminar is designed to help teachers master making mock trials fun and educational. Teachers will learn how to conduct mock trials at various levels and learn how to adapt to student learning levels. There will be some time at the end to learn about competing in mock trial events. Tom Dunn from the Atlanta School System will facilitate. Wednesday 8am-12:00pm. $75

IFPO – TBA

911 Dispatch Certification – TBA

Industry Tours – Wednesday the 4th

Plan to arrive on the 3rd to include these awesome tours!

All tours are $54 and include all expenses plus a Jimmy John’s box lunch.

Georgia Diagnostic Prison, Jackson Georgia

Participants will tour the cell blocks, dormitories, death row and execution chamber at Georgia’s largest prison. All convicted criminals in Georgia start their sentences at Jackson where they proceed through a thorough diagnostic process to ensure proper assignment to their respective incarceration facility. The tour is a two hour walk, so participants should be able to walk long distances without assistance. Cost includes a box lunch, transportation and all related expenses. This opportunity is limited to only 25 people and will fill up quickly. 12:15 pm departure from Embassy Suites.

 

Mercedes Benz Stadium Public Safety Tour

Participants will tour the most amazing stadium in the United States from the perspective of public safety and homeland security. Greg Overstreet, Director of Security, and his team will show off their state of the art facility reviewing their security planning, face recognition camera integration system as well as talk about how they prepare for events as big as the Super Bowl. The tour is a two hour walk, so participants should be able to walk long distances without assistance. Cost includes a box lunch, transportation and all related expenses. This opportunity is limited to only 40 people and will fill up quickly. 12:30 pm departure from Embassy Suites.

Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency Operations Center

Participants will tour the GEMA/HS State Operations Center where Georgia prepares and responds for all types of disasters and events. The facility tour will include presentations from numerous GEMA/HS staff on a variety of topics. See the nerve center that responds to hundreds of tornadoes, hurricanes, Super Bowls, Antifa protests and many, many other events. Participants will learn about GEMA structure, response planning and careers. Cost includes a box lunch, transportation and all related expenses. This opportunity is limited to only 40 people. 12:40 pm departure from Embassy Suites.

Tours will fill up quickly! Tours can be booked with registration.

Conference 11/4, 11/5 & 11/6

Training Today for the Heroes of Tomorrow

LAPSEN 2020 Conference hosted by the North American Mission Board

Note: NAMB is a drug, tobacco and alcohol free property.

This conference plans to be the best professional development opportunity for law and public safety teachers ever offered. LAPSEN has sought a diverse range of presenters to give every participant the opportunity to grow professionally.

Tracks

  • Enforcement & Security 
  • Fire & Emergency Services 
  • Legal Services 
  • Program Administration 
  • Program Structure & Growth 
  • Student Opportunities 

Registration

Early Bird Registration $295
Early Bird Team Registration (3 or more from single organization) $270/each
Payment in full required by early bird deadline of June 30th

Regular Registration $345 
Team Registration (3 or more from single organization) $220/each
Payment in full required by September 30th

Late Registration $365 
Team Registration (3 or more from single organization) $240/each
Payment in full required by October 30th

Onsite Registration $385 
Payment must be credit card or business/school check

W-9/EIN Form 
Click Here to open a copy for your bookkeeping

Schedule 

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
Pre-conference sessions and training*

Wednesday 

  • Noon – 5:30 pm Industry Tours*
  • 6:00 – 8:00 Registration at Embassy Suites
  • 7:00 – 10:00 Networking Social at Embassy Suites

Thursday 

  • 8:30 Session 1
  • 9:30 Break
  • 9:45 Session 2
  • 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 Session 3
  • 12:00 Industry Networking Lunch
  • 1:30 Session 4
  • 2:30 Break
  • 2:45 Session 5
  • 4:00 Tour of Cambridge Law & Public Safety Program
  • 5:00 Keynote Dinner
  • 7:00 – 10:00 Networking Social at Embassy Suites

Friday 

  • 8:30 Session 6
  • 9:30 Break
  • 9:45 Session 7
  • 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 Session 8
  • 12:30 Program consulting by appointment

* denotes events not included in conference registration

Transportation

Alpharetta is 40 miles from the Atlanta airport. Unfortunately Atlanta has terrible mass transit. It is recommended you get a rental or arrange a ride to the hotel.

Airfare

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Law and Public Safety Education Network

Please click here to book your flights!

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY345

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Airport Transportation

Uber and Lyft are very easy to use at the airport and provide regular service in the Alpharetta area. Cost is about $50 one way from the airport.

Hennessy Transportation is the official ground transportation provider for the LAPSEN 2020 conference.

Alpharetta

We will have shuttles from the main hotels to our conference locations and back. Our hotels offer shuttles for rides to local restaurants as well as Alpharetta City Center and Avalon. Uber and Lyft are readily available in the Alpharetta area.

Call for Proposals & Speakers

We have some amazing speakers lined up – but sometimes the best sessions are from folks in the field.

Here are the session groupings:

  • Enforcement & Security
  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • Legal Services
  • Program Administration
  • Program Structure & Growth
  • Student Opportunities

We will have the traditional 60 minute sessions, but we also have Spark Sessions.

Spark Sessions are made up of 5 speakers who speak for 10 minutes each. They are designed to spark an idea – like having an honor guard, building a jail cell in a classroom or how to be better organized. These ideas don’t need a hour, but just enough time to spark thoughts in others.

We need you – either for a traditional session or a spark session!

Click Here to submit a session proposal.

Exhibitors & Sponsorships

Every great conference needs great sponsors!

There are various levels of support. Take a look at find the option best for you.

To learn more about being a sponsor or exhibitor – Click Here