Boise State University is hosting the Idaho Threat Assessment Conference today and tomorrow, May 25th and 26th. The conference discusses cutting-edge threat assessment research and practice with security officials nationwide.
Conference presenters include internationally regarded threat assessment expert Russell Palarea, Virginia Tech shooting survivor and distinguished presenter Kristina Anderson, as well as widely sought-after experts in the fields of drug and alcohol enforcement, major/sporting event security, stalking and the use of technology to stalk, and emergency operations personnel who staffed the Emergency Operations Center at Umpqua Community College in the aftermath of the mass shooting on Oct. 1, 2015.
The conference opened today with a lecture by Kristina Anderson, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting. Anderson is an international advocate in the fields of bystander intervention, active shooter response and violence prevention within schools, workplaces and public spaces.
She started the Koshka Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes school safety, having started the nonprofit after becoming one of the most critically injured survivors of the 2007 Virginia Tech school tragedy. She also is a co-founder of LiveSafe, a mobile technology communication platform for sharing safety-related information that is used by more than 100 college campuses, as well as corporations and hospitals.