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 Export to Your Calendar 10/29/2020
When: 10/29/2020
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland 
United States

Online registration is available until: 10/24/2020
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AIMS offers an annual conference for Information Technology and Campus Security Professionals. This event highlights the best of what independent school technology, cybersecurity and campus security departments are doing to help maintain the integrity of our school networks, both physical and virtual.

This year will be a little different, as we are focusing exclusively on issues related to COVID-19 in our school environments.  Greater Conversations, LLC will be partnering with AIMS to deliver the best in IT and Cybersecurity content, as well as the Department of Homeland Security to ensure we are following and implementing best practices around secure physical infrastructure.


AIMS IT and Campus Security Conference

(tentative agenda as of 9/9/20)


Strands:   Cybersecurity -- Facility & Security 


IT related to COVID

Campus Facilities and Security

9:00a- 10:00a

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Alecia Berman-Dry, AIMS

David Darefsky, Greater Conversations


9:15 - Keynote Guest Speaker

Tim Fish

Chief Innovation Officer

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)


There have been many lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic!  The keynote will address how technology can serve as a true accelerator of mission and differentiated value for independent schools.  Characteristics of effective tech integration: technical transparency, flow, and student agency will be discussed as well as a look at the trends in school strategy.



10 Minute Break


Discussion: Coping with COVID

General technology conversations

Discussion: Coping with COVID

Using technology to assist with managing the environment, Security system

Thermal sensor/cameras



Virtual Paperless School

Essential technologies needed to support virtual, hybrid hiflex. Supporting teachers, students and staff to achieve a paperless school. What have we learned?
Open discussion
David Sugar


Maintaining Momentum

:Leadership strategy for maintaining momentum with online and hybrid learning after COVID is over.

Open discussion

Network Administrator’s Round Table


Calling all network & system administrators! Come & chat with your peers about all things network related.


What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen this year?


What keeps you up at night?


What makes you laugh?

Mental Health's Role in Trauma

(Even emergency drills in themselves can be traumatic)

Go-to, step by step plans and resources e.g. after a death of a student or faculty member, after a real lockdown

11:20a -11:50a

Grant Program FEMA

Non-profit Grant Program for Security Initiatives


Lunch Break

Greater Conversations (Tech)

Lunch Break

Facilities Directors

12:45p -1:40p

An Integrated Approach for

Connecting and Communicating

Show and tell: Microsoft Teams, G Suite, Slack and Zoom

True Stories: What Does Reopening a School Really Look Like?

Panel Discussion


DEI in IT:
How are technology departments supporting and furthering the diversity/equity/inclusion goals of their schools?

Open discussion

Jean-Philippe Fontaine

What Safe Schools Maryland Can Do For You!
There are myriad ways that the Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) can help you achieve your goals of increasing student and school engagement around the all-important areas of preparedness, prevention and safety.

Whether students are experiencing cyberbullying or are concerned about one or more students capable of self-harm or violence, Safe Schools Maryland is an increasingly vital tool to ensure the safety and well-being of our students around the clock and throughout the year. MCSS will also share details about other resources that it makes available for AIMS schools, including campus safety/security evaluations and Hate Crimes Grant funding. 




Sponsored Sessions 






Registration details

  • Registration typically closes the day before the event date
  • A zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the program
  • You will register (see blue button above) using your personal AIMS credentials (username and password)
  • If you do not have an AIMS account, please go to the homepage, click on "haven't registered yet?" in the sign in box on right side of page and complete the account creation form
  • if you already have an AIMS account but need assistance with registration, please email                         


Event cost

AIMS Members:   $15
NON AIMS Colleagues:   $15


(All registrants need to have an account on file to register.for AIMS events.  Please follow the steps above if you do not have an AIMS account - AIMS school staff members and non-AIMS Colleagues alike.)  



Please note that NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations for this class after October 19th.



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