The Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Facility Engineering Associates P.C., Lake Forest Elementary School District 67, Township High School District 211, Illinois School Resource Officers Association, Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools, and Proviso Area for Exceptional Children are hosting a conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 18 in Mount Prospect. The conference intends to heighten safety awareness by gathering experts in the field of school safety and crisis prevention. School and district administrators can learn how to enhance the safety and security of school facilities on a day-to-day basis and long term. There is no cost to attendees. This vital information will be practical and easy to apply, and there will be ample time for questions.