The Briefings Symposium
Burlington, MA
November 2-3, 2023

Symposium: a gathering of practitioners who come together to share their knowledge and exchange ideas.

The Regional Briefings Symposium

Join us in Burlington, MA on November 2nd and 3rd for our first regional Briefings! In the past, we’ve had the honor of traveling the country to train the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method, and now we’re bringing this training to our first ever Regional Briefings Symposium.

Early this year we decided to take this on the road, and mentioned it to the some of the wonderful folks we’ve met across the country. Then something cool happened. They offered a venue in their town! We’re so excited to host the first regional Briefings in New England thanks to our friend, Glen Mills, and the Burlington Police Department.

The Briefings are an amazing opportunity to meet and connect with individuals who work in schools, districts, departments, agencies, and organizations across the country. Participants come away from the Briefings with actionable insights and takeaways from The “I Love U Guys” Foundation speakers, and have a chance to build strong connections to help accomplish them.

We will explore timely topics such as being prepared for small or large incidents, lessons learned from prior incidents, recovery after a crisis, as well as training on the Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method.

This is a “must have” two days of learning, so please join us!

That was some of the most impactful, relevant and well-produced material I have been witness to. The flow was smooth, the breaks were adequate and the speakers were outstanding.

The Sessions

This 2-day symposium fosters an environment for knowledge-sharing, relationship building, hands-on training and countless actionable insights that you can put to use as soon as you leave.

Day 1 highlights timely and fresh presentations and discussions from our Foundation Speakers, and Day 2 will feature our Full-Day SRP/SRM Train the Trainer Workshop.

Platte Canyon Debrief

This presentation explores the interactions during the Platte Canyon High School events between a negotiator, Stacy Avila, and a 16 year old girl being held hostage. It’s a powerful affirmation of a negotiator and a victim’s father, John-Michael Keyes, sharing their experiences on that day and the positive outcomes and protocols that are impacting schools across the globe as a result of tragedy.


Anticipating The Unthinkable

Carly Posey tells her story of what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She shares what went wrong and right on that day and the years to follow. Carly shares her perspective on the events, how a school community can be proactive and be prepared for the unthinkable, and she gives real solutions on school safety and recovery in the aftermath of a crisis.


Networking Activity

Our afternoon networking activity will provide an unparalleled opportunity to connect with your peers in an environment dedicated to knowledge exchange and idea sharing. The session is designed to facilitate meaningful conversations and build lasting connections among the attendees.

Full-Day SRP/SRM Train the Trainer Workshop

The Full-Day Workshop introduces the history, concepts and functionality of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and the Standard Reunification Method (SRM), including implementation of the programs, team training, advanced questions, and plenty of opportunities for networking with your peers. Participants will come away from this workshop able to train others within their organization on the SRP and the SRM.

The Speakers

Learn from people who have been there. Our speakers share experiences and lessons learned in a way that will inspire you to take action and prepare for the unthinkable. They share their stories with a blend of emotion and tangible paths forward that illustrate the importance of planning and preparing.

Stacy Avila

Retired Police Officer and SWAT Negotiator
Arvada Police Department/Jeffco Regional SWAT

John-Michael Keyes

Executive Director
The “I Love U Guys” Foundation

Carly Posey

Mission Director
The “I Love U Guys” Foundation

The Venue

26 Cambridge Street | Burlington, MA 01803

For the first time ever, the Briefings are moving out of the Denver area. We are thrilled to host our first regional Briefings in the New England area! Many thanks to our friends at the Burlington Police Department for their enthusiasm in bringing the Briefings to their area, and working with us to find such a wonderful venue, Cafe Escadrille.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question or two? Check out these FAQs. If you still need help, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 303.426.3100 or email us at


We pack a lot in each day! Be ready to start at 8:00am and end at 4:30pm ET on both days.


If you are registering a large group, please call us at 303.426.3100 or email us at for assistance.


We won’t let you get “hangry!” Here is the low down on food and beverages:

  • Coffee, tea, water available all-day
  • Continental breakfast provided each day
  • Catered lunches provided each day
  • Dinner will be on your own

The Regional Briefings: Burlington, MA

Regional Briefings: Burlington, MA
November 2-3, 2023
Cafe Escadrille – Grand Ballroom | 26 Cambridge Street | Burlington, MA 01803

Registration for the regional Briefings will close on Monday, October 23rd, 2023.


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