Come join us at the upcoming Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, the largest emergency management conference in the Pacific Northwest. The dates are quickly approaching and early bird registration ends soon. Continue reading below to learn more about the Keynote and Plenary speaker. You will also find the link to the full agenda and registration options. As the Past Chair, and presenter this year, I truly can't recommend this Conference enough.
Keynote Speaker: Desi Matel-Anderson
Desi Matel-Anderson is the Chief Wrangler of the Field Innovation Team (FIT), 501(c)3, and CEO of the Global Disaster Innovation Group, LLC. Desi is the first and former Chief Innovation Advisor at FEMA. During her tenure at FEMA, she led the first innovation team down to Hurricane Sandy to provide real-time problem solving in disaster response and recovery and ran think tanks nation-wide to cultivate innovation in communities. Her emergency management experience began when she volunteered in Northern Illinois University's Office of Emergency Planning. She then worked with the Southeast Wisconsin Urban Area Security Initiative, and the City of Milwaukee Office of Emergency Management. In addition to her regional emergency management duties, she worked as an assessor of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, nation-wide......
Plenary Speaker: Eric Giguere.
"As I left for work on the morning of October 4, 2002, little was different in my daily routine. Working in a trench roughly six feet deep I crouched down near the pipe our crew had been laying. Without warning the sides of the trench collapsed, completely engulfing me with a crushing sensation. Immediately a sense of panic set in. Panic soon gave way to fear, and fear soon subsided as well, replaced this time with a sense of warmth and well-being-I was dying..."
Here is the link to the agenda.
This week's tip: Click on this link to register. Note, if you are unable to get away for the entire Conference you might consider a new option to join us for one-day registration.
Hope to see you there in April!
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