Welcome to the 2023 West Virginia School Safety Conference. During this two-day conference, we will look at school violence across the United States and methods of violence prevention and more. We are excited to have school safety experts from across the country join us.
Our keynote speakers include Dr. Steve Webb, Dr. Peter Langman, Paul Timm, Dr. Jim Harris and Michele Gay. They will cover a range of topics from warning signs and mental health concerns to top-down commitment to school safety. We will also be featuring breakout sessions both days of the conference. Topics include human trafficking, social media intelligence and influence of school safety, emotional EQ, fentanyl, Uvalde debrief, sextortion, warning signs, 3
types of school shooters, cyber hygiene, crimes against children, mental health, active shooter simulation, investigation and student discipline, WVDE Policy 4373.
This event is for all school administrators, law enforcement executives, school security directors,emergency managers, school safety officers, school resource officers, probation officers, school crisis team members, educators, community leaders, industry solution providers and mental health professionals.
Registration is now open, and we hope to see you at the conference!

Hotel Information

You will find the information for your online reservation at the link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask.

Event Summary:

WV School Safety Conference

Start Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

End Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Last Day to Book: Thursday, October 6, 2022

Hampton Inn by Hilton Charleston, WV for $129 USD per night.

Courtyard Charleston Downtown/Civic Center: 100 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25301.

The block is under: “Mountain State ESC.”

Courtyard Charleston Downtown/Civic Center is $139.00 per night until 10/12/2023


Vendor Information

Vendors, it would be an honor to have you join us!  Please see below for information regarding our sponsorship packages.

Conference Agenda

Thursday – October 26, 2023


When will the School Safety Conference take place? And where is it located?

The School Safety Conference will take place on Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301.

How do I register?

For more information about registration, visit our registration page here

What is the registration fee? How do I pay?

Registration is $600 per person, and the fee includes two full days of speakers, breakout sessions and meals are provided. Click here to be redirected to the payment page. You can pay via credit card, check or through a purchase order.

What is the cancellation policy for the conference?

Registration fees are non-refundable. If you are registered for the conference and then find that you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to a colleague. 

Are sponsorship opportunities available?

Yes, sponsorship opportunities are available, please click for more information here.

Are CEU hours available?

Yes, CEU hours for law enforcement and EMS professionals will be provided.

Who are our partners?

West Virginia Department of Education and WV Homeland Security.

Media inquiries?

Please contact Chris Williams, Communications Director for media inquiries. Christopher.williams@wvesc.org, 304.553.5591

I don't see my question - who should I contact?

Please contact LeFlore Lucas, Marketing Coordinator for more information, katherine.lucas@wvesc.org, 304.766.0011, ext. 34

Additional Questions?

Please contact LeFlore Lucas, Marketing Coordinator for more information, katherine.lucas@wvesc.org, 304.766.0011, ext. 34



Phone: 304-766-0011

Fax: 304-766-0022

501 22nd Street
Dunbar, WV  25064