Expert Panels On:

  • Identifying potentially violent individuals and intervening before violence occurs
  • How schools and law enforcement should prepare for critical incidents
  • Perspectives from the front lines: principals, teachers, law enforcement, students

Featured Speaker:
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. He is the author of On Killing, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and co-authored Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence, which has received international acclaim. Lt. Col. Grossman's most recent book, On Combat, has also been placed on the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant's Required Reading List. He has presented before the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Lt. Col. Grossman helped train mental health professionals after the Jonesboro school shootings, and he was also involved in counseling or court cases in the aftermath of the Paducah, Springfield, Littleton, Virginia Tech, and Nickel Mines Amish school shootings. He has testified before U.S. Senate and Congressional committees and numerous state legislatures, and he and his research have been cited in a national address by the President of the United States.

Col. Grossman is an Airborne Ranger infantry officer, and a prior-service sergeant and paratrooper, with a total of over 23 years experience in leading U.S. soldiers worldwide.