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The National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise Series for Institutions of Higher Education (NTTX)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invite you to participate in the 2018 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (NTTX).

NTTX 2018: Threats of Campus Disorder

Please save the date to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the 2018 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education

When: September 24 - 25, 2018
Where: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Student Union
What: This two-day event will include workshop sessions, a tabletop exercise and an after-action review session on preparing participants to respond to a campus emergency. This year’s event will focus on threats of campus disorder during a large event. More detailed information on the specific topics for workshops and the tabletop exercise will be available closer to the event.

The event seeks to provide participants with insight into planning, preparedness and resilience best practices for the academic community. Because emergency planning involves a team of individuals from across an institution, we recommend a team of five (5) to seven (7) senior leaders representing various functions (i.e. public safety, security and law enforcement, academic affairs, student life, communications, etc.) attend from each institution. Participants also will include representatives from federal departments and agencies that support campus resilience.

Registration for the 2018 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise is now open. Space is limited to the first 400 participants. The Save the Date and Frequently Asked Questions are available here

The 2018 NTTX is currently at capacity. All new registrants will be waitlisted and confirmed for participation on a rolling basis. To register for the 2018 NTTX, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018NTTX.

There is no cost to attend or present at this event. Participants and presenters are responsible for their own travel, lodging and per diem expenses. Space is limited, and attendees will be confirmed by DHS on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on the National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education Series, please contact DHS OAE at AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov.

For more information, visit the Campus Resilience Program and TTX Series main pages or download the NTTX Series Informational Sheet.

Previous NTTX Events

NTTX 2017: Failure in Campus Infrastructure Caused by Cyber-Attack

The 2017 NTTX event took place the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law and focused on a failure in campus infrastructure caused by a cyber-attack. More than 400 participants from 100 colleges and universities across the United States attended the event. 

NTTX 2016: Campus Violence

The 2016 NTTX event took place at the University of Illinois at Chicago and focused on campus violence and active shooter events across the U.S. higher education community. More than 375 participants from 90 colleges and universities across 29 states and the District of Columbia attended the event.

NTTX 2015: Cyber Threats

The 2015 NTTX event took place at Indiana University and focused on the cyber threat landscape across the U.S. higher education community. More than 280 participants from 80 colleges and universities across 32 states and the District of Columbia attended the event.

NTTX 2014: Infectious Disease

The 2014 NTTX event took place at Northeastern University and provided insight into common planning, preparedness and resilience best practices and challenges of the academic community when faced with an infectious disease outbreak. More than 105 participants from 21 colleges and universities attended the event.

Last Published Date: August 22, 2018

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