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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.  

Businesses who may be interested in learning about sponsor opportunities may learn more by clicking here. Alecia Berman-Dry, Director of Professional Development is the contact. Those sponsors may pay using credit card here


Here is a tentative schedule for the day (as of 9/9/20) to help you with your planning.



AIMS IT and Campus Security Conference


Strands:   Cybersecurity -- Facility and Campus 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


30 minutes

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?

Trauma and Mental Health's Role in Our Schools

(Even emergency drills in themselves can be traumatic)

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

11:20 -11:50

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 Can The Maryland Center for School Safety Do For You?




Sponsored Sessions




Registration Deadline Date:  Registration closes October 24, 2020


Registration costs:  AIMS/Greater Conversations members:    $15

                                  Non-AIMS Colleagues:  $15

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