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Idaho Threat Assessment Conference


Welcome to the 2021 Idaho Threat Assessment Conference!

We are excited to announce that we are planning on continuing to host this conference live on our Boise State campus! While this is the current plan, the ITAC Planning Committee will be continuing to monitor current COVID rates in Boise and will have to pivot to a virtual environment if rates get too high. This will be announced no later than May 25th.

Throughout the conference, mask requirements and social distancing will be strictly enforced. For more information about Boise State COVID protocols, please visit: 

*At this time the attendance capacity for the 2021 ITAC has been met; however, there are still spots available for the K-12 Threat Assessment pre-conference being offered on June 8th. See details below.

June 8-10, 2021 at Boise State University

$395 – Early Bird (until April 15, 2021) / $495 Regular Price (after April 15, 2021)

Cancellation requests

Partial refunds will be given when cancellations are received after May 15, 2021.

To request a refund please email

Conference Details

2021 ITAC will open with Key Note speaker Sue Klebold!  Sue is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two gunmen responsible for the Columbine High School shootings. Dylan and his friend killed twelve students and a teacher, and wounded more than twenty others before taking their own lives.  Sue will discuss her search for answers and her experience of surviving a loved one’s murder-suicide. 

Forensic Psychiatrist Phillip Saragoza, MD, will present “Extreme Misogynistic Ideology, INCELS & Threat Assessment”.  This presentation will give you the groundwork on the emerging threat of involuntary celibates or INCEL community.

Additionally, we will have a panel presentation from  Michelle Calhoun, Workplace Violence Program Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, Dr. Stephen G. White, Work Trauma Services, and Lieutenant Francis P. Rego, Miami-Dade Police Department of Rage Against the Machine.  This presentation details the path to the violence of a Social Security Administration judge including workplace behavior, domestic violence, and suicide.

Detective Rande Christiansen of Seattle PD and  Rudy Lorber, Ph.D., ABPP, CTM, Puget Sound Neuropsychological Services, Inc will present a case study of An Anonymous Threat of Potential Sexual Violence.

This year we are also lucky to have Supervisory Special Agent William Theroux with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit-1 presenting a post-attack analysis of the November 2018 shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA.   

Pre-Conference Session (6/8/21):

A pre-conference session is included in the price of registration for the full conference.  If you wish to attend the K-12 Threat Assessment training day ONLY, there is an option under registration.  The cost is $150 for the 8 hour day.

K-12 Threat Assessment

June 8th 8:00am – 4:00pm

W. Scott Lewis, J.D. and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S. will present a full-day presentation split up among four, ninety-minute sessions that will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of threat assessment and violence risk assessment;
  • Assessing social media, written threats, and in-class writing;
  • Managing threats in a K-12 environment;
  • Case review of K-12 threat assessment.
  • Location: Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building

Who Should Attend?

Threat assessment/behavioral intervention team members, School Resource Officers, law enforcement, school safety officials, public safety personnel, mental health professionals, event security staff, venue managers, emergency management personnel, risk managers, human resources, legal personnel, school administrators, teachers and anyone else interested in learning more about threat assessment.


Boise State University
Idaho Office of school safety and security


Invoicing Questions

Jan Webster,,  (208)426-3221