Reducing the Lethality of Attacks on Soft Targets

Workshop Information

ADSA26 will address the topic of “Reducing the Lethality of Attacks on Soft Targets”. Specific topics that will be addressed in this context include:

  • Detecting people with malicious intent and their weapons
  • Hardening venues
  • Rapid response to events
  • Virtual sentries (command and control centers)
  • Emerging technologies

Date and Time: ADSA26 will occur on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 9:00am to 6:00pm ET and Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET both in-person in Boston and an option to participate virtually.

Participants: By invitation only. See below for how to receive an invitation.

Agenda: Agenda as of 11/28/2022

Attendee List: Attendee List 

Speaker Bio: Speaker Bios as of 11/28/2022

Location: 17th Floor Event Space, East Village Building, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Street Address: 291 Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115), and virtually online.

Fees: There will be a $100 registration fee to defray the costs of hosting the in-person event and supporting the virtual event. The registration fee only for those people in industry who are not members of Northeastern’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) and are not presenting.


– Closest NU Garage: Gainsborough Parking Garage (C2 on the campus map), located at 10 Gainsborough Street, Boston.
– Additional NU Parking: Renaissance Parking Garage (A2 on the campus map), located at 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

Campus Map:


Inn at Longwood ($159/night): Book your reservations now through the Hotel’s reservations at 1 (800) 468-2378 or (617) 731-4700 and ask for ADSA1122 by 11/8/2022 or by the following link: Inn at Longwood Booking Link

Colonnade ($199/night): Book your reservations now through 11/8/2022 through the following link: The Colonnade Booking Link

If you have any comments on ADSA, would like to present or attend, or believe additional people should be invited to register, please contact the following people, who are organizing the workshop:

The final reports and presentations for previous ADSA workshops can be found at the following link: If you have any questions or comments, please contact Tiffany Lam at [email protected].

The ADSA workshops are convened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Emeritus Center of Excellence (COE) for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) at Northeastern University (NU). This workshop will also be convened by NU’s new DHS Center of Excellence entitled Soft target Engineering to Neutralize the Threat

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