2011 Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference Tuesday, Wednesday

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

For more information, or to register for the Conference, please call Washington State University Conferences and Professional Programs at 800-942-4978 or visit the Conference website  for a copy of the session guide.


 The 2011 Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference will be held April 26 and 27, 2011 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, WA. The two day conference is the largest and most successful regional emergency preparedness conference in the Pacific Northwest,


Partners in Emergency Preparedness annually hosts over 600 people representing businesses large and small, schools, utilities, government, law enforcement and fire services, public works, the non-profit sector, emergency management professionals and volunteer organizations. Attendees have come from all of the Pacific Northwest, California and Alaska.

Included among the variety of topics this year will be relevant information in the wake of the recent disasters that have occurred in Japan, New Zealand, and the geological risks we have in the Pacific Northwest. There will over 50 sessions on a variety of topics related to the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from all types of disasters taught by professionals in both public and private industries who are subject matter experts in the best practices of their field. Topics include:

Key Note Topic and Speaker: “Collaboration, Commitment, and Capability application for long term impact in disaster response”. Claire Bonilla – Senior Director of Business Continuity and Disaster Response, Microsoft Corporation

Additional Topic highlights:
  • Partnering for Success in Emergencies: Discovery Channel Communications Case Study
  • The “Resilient Community” Partnership: Building Disaster Resilient Communities
  • Ten Things You Need to Know About the Volcano in Your Backyard
  • Tweet Me Up: Social Media Tools & Crisis Management
  • Homeless Planning for Emergencies
  • Developing Medical Surge ton County Emergency
  • Cascadia Disaster and Oregon’s Energy Assurance Plan
  • American Victims of the Haiti Earthquake
  • Are You Ready for the Maximum of Maximums?
  • Advanced Earthquakes, or the Latest Pacific Northwest Earthquake News
  • Steps to Jump Start Business Recovery in Your Community
“The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to network with others to learn from those who have dealt with crises within the state or at the national and international level,” said Rick North, Conference Chairperson. “Attendees also have the opportunity to speak with numerous vendors, learning what is new in emergency response equipment and technology.”
Partners in Emergency Preparedness is presented through the non-profit group, Partners in Emergency Preparedness, and with sponsorship from the Washington State Emergency Management Division, , Washington State Emergency Management Assoc., and by local business interests including Verizon Wireless, Witt Assoc., Seattle Public Utilities, Puget Sound Energy, BMS CAT, Safeway Inc., SunGard, PRAXAIR.

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