The second National Evacuation Conference will be held in New Orleans February 7-9, 2012 at the Hilton Riverside. This conference brings together the fields of transportation and emergency management to discuss evacuation planning to accommodate the needs of all people before, during and after a major disaster. The purpose of the conference is to foster an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas surrounding a broad range of evacuation issues, particularly mass evacuations prompted by disasters.
The conference will feature 6 tracks including:
- Evacuation Modeling
- Emergency Planning Around Nuclear Power Plants
- Medical and Sheltering Issues
- Communication and Human Behavior
- Challenges to Evacuation Planning and Response
- Evacuation Toolkits and Product Demostrations
Keynote Speakers include:
- Dr. Stephen Flynn, Professor of Political Science and the Founding Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University; Former President of the Center for National Policy
- General Russel L. Honoré, Retired Lieutenant General
- Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, Children’s Health Fund; Director, National Center for Disease Preparedness; Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
- Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Brock Long, Vice President of State and Local Practice, Hagerty Consulting; Former Director of Alabama’s Emergency Managment Agency
- Marci Roth, Senior Advisor to Administrator Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
For more speakers from the conference, visit www.nationalevacuationconference.org/Keynote_Speakers.html.
This conference is relevant to both academics and professionals with an interest in the development and modeling of comprehensive evacuation plans. The conference offers a venue for dialogue between the academy and practice, as well as between the private and public sector. Participants contribute to an important step towards more efficient and effective evacuation planning.
For more information, visit the conference website www.nationalevacuationconference.org.