2020 Schedule Coming Soon!
Note: Symposium format has changed; there will be no half day on Thursday, the event will end on Wednesday after the range activities.

Sun        1600-1800    Attendee Registration / Trade Show
Mon       0700-2200    Registration / Opening Ceremony & Presentations / Trade Show / Meet & Greet Social
Tues      0800-2100    Presentations / Trade Show / Banquet
Wed      0745-1600     Range Day / Closing Address

Sun 10.27
Time Activity POC Location
1000-1300 Vendor’s Range Activity (charge construction & rehearsals) Shane Foster  -TEES TEES Range
1200-1600 Vendor Registration / Set-Up International Breachers Group (IBG) Landers Center
1600-1800 Attendee Registration Pam Vaughan – TEES Landers Center
1600-1800 Vendor Show / Refreshments IBG Sikes H,G,F
1800-1820 Brief for Vendors demonstrating on range day (Wednesday) TEES Sikes K
1900-2130 Vendor Appreciation Night TBA
Mon 10.28
Time Activity POC Location
0700-0800 Registration Pam Vaughan – TEES Landers Center
0810-0825 Welcome Address:
– Polk County Sheriff’s Office
 MC – Lt. John Cook, PCSO (Retired) Sikes K
 0830-0930 Breakout Session: Law Enforcement Personnel
Liability, litigation and lawyers
Alan Brosnan – TEES
Paul Butler – PCSO
Sikes K
 0830-0930 Breakout Session: Military / Government Personnel
Repetitive sub-concussive trauma in CANSOF breachers and snipers
Dr Isabelle Vallee – Canadian Defence Force Sikes I
0900-1200  Vendor’s Range Activity (charge construction & rehearsals) Shane Foster -TEES TEES Range
 0940-1035 Blast Science Today – Flash bangs, Suppressors and more Dr Gary Kamamori – US Army
Walter Reed Hospital
Sikes K
 1045-1145 Operational Case Study – Child Exploitation Warrant Jeremy Borchardt – Dallas PD SWAT Sikes K
 1145-1300 Lunch – Meal Not Provided
 1300-1355 Failed Breach: Success through Analysis Chris & Christopher Cherry – Cherry Engineering Sikes K
 1405-1500 Operational Case Study – Police Officer Murdered / Barricaded Situation Chris Ennis – Delaware State Police Sikes K
 1500-1730 Vendor Show / Refreshments / Door Prizes Vendors Sikes H,G,F
 1900-2200 Meet & Greet Sponsored by SAN Ltd
Snacks/ Refreshments / Corn Hole Tournament (prizes)
Pam Vaughan – TEES Sikes I
Tues 10.29
Time Activity POC Location
0800-0845 Operational Case Study – Barricaded Suspect – Explosive Breach & Shootout Nathan Lee and Richard Duke – Clarksville PD, TN Sikes K
0855-0940 Computer Aided Optimization of Breaching Charges – Enhancing
Efficiency with Numerical Simulations
Dr Daniel Huber – SIMBLAST Germany Sikes K
Vendors – Final rehearsals at range with SWAT demo teams
Opening Demo Rehearsal
Shane Foster – TEES
TEES Range
0950-1035 Operational Case Study – Hostage Rescue Mission Mark Michaels – Dallas PD SWAT Sikes K
1045-1145 The Adequacy of hearing protection in the
breaching environment – UK perspective
Jim Clements – Defence Academy of the UK Sikes K
 1145-1300 Lunch – Meal Not Provided
1300-1355 Operational Case Study – Barricaded Suspect and High
Risk Warrant Service Missions
Lt Yousef Sansour – Guilford County SO, SC Sikes K
 1405-1455 The Foundations of Israel Defence Force SF Breaching:
Case Studies, Specific Targets and Scenarios
Ran Nakash – SAN Ltd Sikes K
1455-1500 Range Brief Alan Brosnan – TEES Sikes K
1505-1730 Vendor Show/Refreshments/Door Prizes
Vendors break down booths at 1730
Vendors Sikes H,G,F
1830-2100 Dinner Banquet – Meal Provided
Sponsored by:
Breacher Awards / Raffles / Guest Speaker
Alan Brosnan – TEES Sikes K
Wed 10.30
Time Activity POC Location
0745-0830 Buses Move to Range – No attendee POV’s permitted at range, buses are provided Pam Vaughan – TEES Landers Center
0830-1130 Range Day Sponsored by:

  • Opening Demonstration
  • Wood & Metal Door Breaching – Core Charges
  • Vendor Breakout Sessions (hands on for attendees)
MC Max Joseph – TEES
– Safety brief
– Range orientation
TEES Range


1130-1230 Lunch – Meal Provided Pam Vaughan – TEES TEES Range
1230-1400 Round Robin Training Sessions

  • Water tamped wall charges
  • Robotic breaching to support a tactical unit
  • The facts about the fire hose charge
  • Quickie and chain saw gas & battery powered tools
  • Breaching hurricane glass
  • Breach Pen Instructor Qualification Course ($1oo before Oct 27, $120 at event)

Attendees can choose two subjects to rotate through (40 min per subject)
also vendors will be available for visits and Q&A


Products Designers
Hillsborough CSO / FL State Fire Marshalls Office
Jim Clements
TEES / Bushido Tactical
Paul Butler / Brad Gallagher
Brian Cole



TEES Range
1410-1530 Range Activity:

  • Advanced Door Breaching (barricades / grill / screen /metal pull doors)
  • Cover Port & Wall Breaching
1530-1615 Buses Return to RP Funding Center Pam Vaughan – TEES Landers Center