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San Diego All Hazards-All Stakeholders Summit 2012

August 21, 2012 | Westin San Diego

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San Diego All Hazards-All Stakeholders Summit!

8:00am       Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00am       Welcome Remarks

Marty PastulaMarty Pastula
Vice President, Emergency Management Media




9:05am       Local Perspective

Holly Crawford
Director, Office of Emergency Services, San Diego County

 Mythbusters – Top 10 Emergency Management Myths



9:30am       State Perspective

Pat Dennen
Southern Region Administrator, California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA)

 Looking Ahead: California's Emergency Management Agency

10:00am       Federal Perspective

Mark Armstrong
Federal Coordinating Officer, Region IX

Building Readiness and Resilience: It' Everybody's Job!

Federal Coordinating Officer Mark Armstrong of the Federal Emergency Management Agency will share information about FEMA’s latest initiatives and coordinating efforts with both the State of California and County of San Diego.   A few of the many important topics Armstrong will be discussing include an update on FEMA’s latest partnership initiatives as well as important lessons learned from past exercises, responses and recovery events.  
Armstrong will highlight the recent regional implementation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework, catastrophic housing initiatives and the need for greater resilience at all levels due to climatic change.  He will also provide insight on the Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Plan based on recent experience during California’s Annual State Exercise, Golden Guardian 2012.

10:35am       Networking Break


Howard Backer, MD, MPH, FACEP
Director, California Emergency Medical Services Authority

EF 8 and Planning for Disaster Medical Response

Dr. Backer will describe the development of an integrated Public Health and Medical Emergency Function (EF 8) in California.  The presentation will also delineate various elements and recent exercises of disaster medical response plans, as well as some areas of future work.


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.

Grant Morgan, Technical Director, Global Services, AT&T


Secure and Manage your Information Driven World to Ensure Business Continuity

While the consistent flow of information is critical to maintaining day-to-day operations, in an emergency, it can be the matter of life and death. Today, the threats that affect the continuity of IT services come from many different vectors; internal and external, seen and unseen. This session will provide insight into the current IT risks facing government entities and examine some best practices for ensuring business continuity and appropriate information protection.

Dale “Dr. Z” Zabriskie, Symantec Evangelist

12:25pm     Buffet Luncheon

Golden Guardian After-Action Panel Discussion

Larger "mega" exercises, like the Golden Guardian statewide exercise, create new and different learning experiences.  This panel of senior officials will share their personal experiences from the exercise.  Hear about their "aha moments" and what they plan to do within their organizations to learn from the exercise and not repeat the same mistakes in the future.  Audience participation will also be an important component for this session.

Panel Participants:

Tom Amabile
       Office of Emergency Services, County of San Diego

David Harrison
       Emergency Manager, City of Carlsbad

Sergeant Jason Rothlein
       Emergency Planning Detail, San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Mark Armstrong
       Federal Coordinating Officer, Region IX

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