The Center for Homeland Defense and Security's University and Agency Partnership Program


13th Annual Homeland Defense/Security Education Summit, 2020

Registration for the 2020 Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit is now open!

The 13th Annual Summit will be held November 02-04, 2020. This year’s theme: Leading and Educating in a Multi-Threat, Multi-Hazard Environment: What Homeland Security Leaders Need to Know.

Please see the 2020 Summit Call for Proposals, with tracks and sub-themes, and template for proposal submissions.

We are excited to confirm that the Annual Summit will be held as planned. We made the decision to hold the three-day event in a remote, web-based format to ensure maximum participation from our colleagues and friends around the US (and beyond). As in previous years, the summit will feature focused sessions to explore complex issues in multi-threat/hazard operating environments, support faculty development, and present innovative approaches to homeland security research and education. We are guaranteed to have a broad and deep bench of expert speakers and presenters. Announcements on the summit agenda will be made later this month.

Similar to previous years, Day 1 (02 November) will focus on HS/EM program development and is designed for faculty and administrators. Days 2 and 3 will feature morning plenary sessions with Homeland Security thought-leaders from government, private sector, and academia. Afternoons will include research presentations and program discussions in breakout sessions.

For questions, please contact Steve Recca at

Twelfth Annual Summit: Flyer [pdf] | Agenda | Keynote | Panel Discussion | Countering Disinformation Discussion (2019)

Eleventh Annual Summit Agenda and Photo Gallery (2018)

Best Papers from the Tenth Annual Summit (2017)

Proceedings and presentations from the 9th Annual Summit (2015)