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 at the Monterey Conference Center ( in downtown Monterey, California, 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.

While we are planning to hold the Summit in-person in Monterey, we will continue to monitor public health guidance on public gatherings and travel restrictions. CHDS has prepared contingency options to move part or all of the proceedings to a synchronous remote presentation format. Our final decision on format and delivery means will be made on September 01, 2020.

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] | Twelfth Annual Summit Agenda | Twelfth Annual Summit Keynote (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)