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Nashville All Hazards-All Stakeholders Summit 2012

October 18, 2012 | Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt

Event Agenda

8:00 am      Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 am      Welcome Remarks

Marty PastulaMarty Pastula
Vice President, Emergency Management Media



9:05 am      State Perspective

Jim Bassham
Director, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)

Plan - Train – Prepare:  TEMA’s Perspective on Emergency Management
Tennessee has experienced two-plus-years of unprecedented natural disasters and led the nation in 2011 as the state with the most Presidential Disaster Declarations.   Director Jim Bassham of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency will cover how these disasters impacted citizens and communities across Tennessee and discuss his agency’s approach to getting a state ready for the next disaster.

9:35 am      Local Perspective

Charles Shannon
Executive & Operations Manager, Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management  Assistant Chief, Nashville Fire Department

Challenges & Successes from the Office of Emergency Management
This presentation will discuss lessons learned, current challenges, and current successes within the Nashville Mayor's Office of Emergency Management.

10:05 am      Keynote

Garry Briese
Local Program Integrator, Denver Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program

 Followership: The Mirror Image of Leadership
Every great leader is also a very good follower.   Without a doubt, some aspect of “leadership” has been, and continues to be, a significant presentation at many emergency management and homeland security conferences.  However, no matter what our position, or rank, most of the time we are judged by other people on our ability to follow, not lead.  This session will present the key concepts of the essential skill of followership such as Managing Upward, Asking Good Questions and Accepting Your Position.

10:40 am      Networking Break

11:20 am     

From a Picture to a Platform: Enhancing Situational Awareness
Organizations worldwide are building powerful Common Operating Pictures (COPs) that provide access to a multitude of data and tools.  By sifting through the data and tools available, users start to gain visibility into their organization and operations.  However, what if in place of a single COP loaded with all of the information an organization has to offer, we focus on a common operating platform that engages users across the organization in a meaningful and mission specific way?  By aligning with common standards (NIMS/ICS) and workflows in Emergency Management, organizations can deliver mission specific maps and applications directly to the knowledge worker without the need for GIS training.  Moving our focus from a picture to a common operating platform not only enhances situational awareness, but also empowers users by providing better understanding, collaboration, visualization, and rapid dissemination of critical information when and where it is needed most.

Ivan Konermann, Public Safety Account Executive, Esri

11:40 am     

How Experience and Collaboration are Influencing Public Safety Solution Development
This presentation will share how the certain disaster response experience is shaping technology and development for the Public Sector.  It will profile disaster recovery capabilities and how collaboration with the Private Sector has spurred innovation. The presentation will also cover insights on the future technologies being explored to enhance field effectiveness.

Jenny Barnes, Senior Product Manager, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T

12:00 pm      Buffet Luncheon     

12:30 pm

Pamela K. Hoffner MSN, RN
Director, VUMC Emergency Preparedness and Response
Adjunct Instructor in Nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Plan-Train-Prepare- Respond:  An Academic Medical Center’s Perspective

Tennessee has experienced several natural disasters over the last two years.  Pam Hoffner, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will share her hospital’s experience during the 2010 Historic Flood in Tennessee along with lessons learned from this event. She will also share insights on the importance of a performing an annual Hazard Vulnerability Analysis, emergency management training, drills and exercises to ensure a well-orchestrated community wide response in a disaster. 

12:50 pm      

 Rick Wimberly
Emergency Management Blogger, Alerts & Notifications
President, Galain Solutions

Alerting:  Latest Developments/Biggest Concerns
Rick will address recent developments in the field of alerts and warnings, including the largest national public alerting initiative to date.  He’ll also discuss some of the issues that have become particularly transparent in recent events where large-scale notifications were required, such as the wildfires in Colorado.

1:10 pm      Interactive Audience Discussion

What Just Happened? New Expectations for Emergency Management Performance

Recent disasters seem to have some new serious and significant implications and expectations for emergency management, first responders and government officials.   We expect “near instantaneous” normalcy, even after a disaster; we expect public communications and electrical power systems to keep working; we expect everything now, no waiting.  We expect the “government” to provide, and we expect someone else to pay for our losses.  How have public expectations been set so high that they are nearly impossible to meet and when these expectations are not met, criticism and lack of trust become the norm?  This interactive session will explore these and other expectations and seek audience perspectives about answers for Nashville and the State of Tennessee.  Be prepared to engage in a lively discussion!      

For registration questions, contact:
Shayna Mayen
Quality Services Manager
1-800-940-6039 ext. 1314  I  smayen@emergencymgmt.com

For sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Andrea Kleinbardt
Director of Sales Operations
916.932.1338 | akleinbardt@emergencymgmt.com

For speaking opportunities, contact:

Marty Pastula
Vice President, Emergency Management Media
916-932-1497 I mpastula@emergencymgmt.com