View our speaker lineup for S4SCON! We're in the process of building our program and additional speakers and sessions will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Social for Safety Conference ran a "Call for Speakers" from May 28 - June 14, 2019 seeking proposals from industry professionals and social media thought leaders to share their knowledge and lessons learned with public safety communicators. 

See our initial speaker lineup below! Please check back often as many more sessions will be added as we continue to confirm speakers. This lineup will soon be placed into specific time slots on our Agenda.

  • DHS Social Media Emergency Management Guidance Tool, Lauren Lane, Corner Alliance, representing Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate 
  • First Amendment Issues Facing Public Safety on Social, Mark Weaver, Communications Counsel
  • Fix Social Media Accessibility Errors Before the Next Crisis, Cecelia Warren, Maryland Department of Disabilities & Emily Allen, Maryland Center for School Safety
  • How to Create a Graphic Calendar to Communicate Preparedness #ReadyYearRound, Laura Mellem, New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, LA
  • Panel: Establishing Multi-Agency Partnerships & Shattering Social Media Silos
    Kaitlin Bilhartz, City of Riverside, CA
    Phil Pitchford, City of Riverside, CA
    Ryan Railsback, Riverside Police Department, CA
    Brian Guzzetta, Riverside Fire Department, CA
  • Panel: Incorporating Social Media in Emergency Training Exercises
    Amanda King, City of Fort Collins, CO
    Michelle Bird, Larimer County, CO
    Kate Kimble, Fort Collins Police Services, CO
    Annie Bierbower, Poudre Fire Authority, CO
  • Panel: Maximizing News Media Relationships in Emergencies
    Moderator: Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Department, CA
    Hadley Mayes, Ada County Paramedics, ID 
    Jordan J.T. Yuodis, Jefferson County Fire, KY
  • Navigating Negative Social Media Comments, Katie Nelson & Chris Hsiung, Mountain View Police Department, CA
  • Public Safety Employees on Social Media: Policies, Training & Enforcement, Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink, P.C.
  • Social Media for Countering False Information, Holly Hardin & Mark Basnight, Argonne National Lab
  • Social Media in an EOC, Royjindar 'Raj' Singh, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, CA
  • Techniques for Live & Produced Video from the EOC/JIC, Kerry Shearer, Kerry Shearer Enterprises
  • Telling Your Story for Successful Social Recruitment, Chief Doug Shoemaker, Grand Junction Police Department, CO
  • Why a Social Media Strategy is Necessary in Public Safety, Jenny Weekes, West Pierce Fire & Rescue, WA



Our format is a little different

S4SCON might be a bit different than other events you've attended. We feel that public safety communicators can benefit from learning and networking with each other in a cross-industry environment.

75% general/plenary session with panels & keynotes (single track cross-industry training).

25% breakout sessions (concurrent industry-specific training)

Our program starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and ends at noon on Thursday, Oct. 3. 


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