Hostage US seminars across the US help organizations understand how they can support families during a kidnapping and the hostage on their return. See our education program video.

Participants hear from former hostages and their families, senior representatives from organizations that have handled a staff kidnapping, representatives from the US Government, media advisers, and leading psychologists and psychiatrists on how to deal with the impacts of trauma.


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Previous speakers have included former hostages Terry Anderson, Jessica Buchanan, David Rohde and Jason Rezaian; family members Diane Foley and Kristen Mulvihill; corporate representatives from organizations including the New York Times, American Airlines, Statoil, and Vice Media; former senior US Government officials, such as Lisa Monaco, Chris Costa and Jim O’Brien; and many more.

We get consistently positive feedback about our seminars; 98% of attendees rate our seminars as excellent or very good and 86% said it was

extremely or very likely that they would recommend a Hostage US seminar to a friend or colleague.

We are pleased to offer discounts to members of ISMA, INSSA and the ASIS International CSO Roundtable.We also routinely offer special offers for non-profits.

See our events for additional information.