National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition Set for June 27-29

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) is set to host the 14th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition June 27-29 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, TX. The 2023 conference theme is Level-Up, challenging our industry friends and partners to strive for continuous improvement.

“The NCS4 team looks forward to hosting its 14th annual conference, an important event

on our calendar where we connect with key stakeholders and share knowledge, tools, and solutions to improve the safety and security of sports and entertainment events,” said Dr. Stacey A. Hall, NCS4 Executive Director and Professor of Sport Management at The University of Southern Mississippi. “We are also very excited to welcome USSS Director Kimberly Cheatle and nationally recognized speaker and author David Atkins. Our annual conference is an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from the best in the business.” Read More

Newsletter: March 28, 2023

Latest news: National Conference information (including agenda announcement, early-bird registration ending soon, and Young Professional Award recipients), staff news, CSSP special edition newsletter, CISA Pre-Ransomware notification initiative, eLearning options, Sports Security Watch, and more. Read more

Six Individuals to Receive Young Professional Scholarship at the 2023 NCS⁴ Conference & Exhibition

The NCS4 will recognize six individuals as Young Professional Scholarship recipients during the 2023 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on June 27-29 in San Antonio, TX. The event is presented annually by NCS4, which is housed at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). 

The NCS⁴ is committed to educating the next generation of sport security professionals and recently announced the Young Professional Scholarship Program to support young professionals’ educational goals by covering the registration fee for selected individuals to the National Conference. The scholarship program is sponsored by Axis Communications.

The Young Professional Scholarship Program is designed for professionals 40 years of age or younger working in the sports and entertainment security industry. Potential candidates submitted an application for consideration of the award, and recipients were selected based on eligibility criteria, responses about career goals, and availability to attend the National Conference. Read more

NCS⁴ Announces 2023 Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance

The Technology Alliance provides a collaborative environment in which practitioners and solution providers can produce resources, support education programs, and contribute to research initiatives,” said Daniel Ward, MBA, CEM, NCS4 Director of Training and Exercise.

The 2023 Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance members include safety and security practitioners and solution providers: Axis Communications, Esri, Microsoft, Nvidia, S2 Global, and Xtract One.

The Technology Alliance is a consortium of individuals and organizations committed to spectator safety and security excellence through innovation. Technology Alliance members work alongside practitioners and the NCS4 to explore how people, processes, and technologies can best contribute to safety and security challenges in a meaningful way.

Tech Alliance members partner with the NCSto educate venue managers, operators, and stakeholders on the latest technological developments in an effort to close capability gaps. They also contribute to training and education initiatives, provide research input, and participate in industry engagement and outreach opportunities. Learn more