Location: New Orleans
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The next National Evacuation Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA in 2012 and will be co-hosted by the Gulf Coast Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency at Louisiana State University and the University of New Orleans, and LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute. For more information about the National Evacuation Conference, please visit www.NationalEvacuationConference.org . To receive updates about this conference, please contact Blair Beter mailto:email@example.com
Dates: January 17, 2012
Location: New Orleans
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has partnered with Imago Productions, Inc. and state and local emergency management agencies to launch a major new initiative that establishes Louisiana as the center of excellence for disaster management. The International Disaster Conference and Expo debuts January 17–19, 2012 and will feature the most renowned experts in the disaster recovery industry and showcase the latest equipment and technology from around the world. It will return every January thereafter and call New Orleans its permanent home. The scope of the event encompasses disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation techniques.
For the first time, disaster management and homeland security professionals from all aspects of the industry will have the opportunity to explore each other’s capabilities and challenges with the goal of minimizing the loss of life and property resulting from the next inevitable catastrophic event. Louisiana agencies participating in the announcement include the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the New Orleans Mayor’s office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, and the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute. For more information, visit
Dates: LEPA/GOHSEP Workshop- May 31- June 1, 2011
Gulf States Hurricane Conference- June 1-3, 2011
Location: Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, LA
Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association Workshop/2011 Gulf States Hurricane Conference
This year the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) will be holding their annual workshop in junction with the 2011 Gulf States Hurricane Conference. The Gulf States Hurricane Conference rotates between the partnering gulf states each year and will be hosted in fabulous New Orleans, LA in 2011. Partnering states include Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and Texas Division of Emergency Management. The LEPA/GOHSEP workshop will take place from May 31 – June 1, immediately follow by the Gulf States Hurricane Conference from June 1 – June 3. Attendees can participate in one or both of the conferences. Registration, call for presenters, and sponsorship/exhibitor information will be posted soon. To receive updates about this conference, please email Blair Beter at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about LEPA, visit www.lepa.org/
For more information about GOHSEP, visit http://gohsep.la.gov/
Date: February 17, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
The third installment of the CSIS-LSU Series on Disaster Management and Emergency Response will take place on Thursday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. in Washington, DC. Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will speak on “FEMA’s Role in Disaster Response.”
The session will be moderated by Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Director of the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program. The discussion will take place from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the CSIS B1 Conference Center, 1800 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. To register for the event, please email Blair Beter at email@example.com. The CSIS-LSU Series on Disaster Management and Emergency Response is an academic partnership between CSIS and the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI).
The series is made possible through the generous support of SDMI and the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation of Baton Rouge. The series provides a forum for government officials, experts, academics, and nongovernmental organizations dealing with disaster management and emergency response to discuss critical issues facing the United States’ ability to address disaster and emergency situations domestically and internationally.
Date: January 24, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
This next installment of the CSIS-LSU Series on Disaster Management will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on January 17 in Washington, DC and will feature a panel discussion on International Cooperation in Disaster Relief. Panelists include Mark Ward, Acting Director, Office of Disaster Assistance for the United States Agency for International Development; David Meltzer, Senior Vice President, International Services for the American Red Cross; and Joel Charny, Vice President, Humanitarian Policy and Practice for InterAction. The panel will be moderated by Rick “Ozzie�? Nelson, Director, CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program.
The CSIS-LSU Series on Disaster Management and Emergency Response is an academic partnership between CSIS and the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI). The series is made possible through the generous support of SDMI and the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation of Baton Rouge.
The series provides a forum for government officials, experts, academics, and nongovernmental organizations dealing with disaster management and emergency response to discuss critical issues facing the United States’ ability to address disaster and emergency situations domestically and internationally.
Dates: November 16, 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Watch live on Tuesday, November 16, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., CSIS and the Louisiana State University Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI) are hosting Admiral Thad Allen, USCG (ret.), for “A Strategic Review of the Gulf Oil Spill.�? CSIS and the Louisiana State University Stephenson Disaster Management Institute are co-sponsoring a regular series of events to discuss issues related to disaster management and emergency response.
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Dates: October 25–27, 2010
Location: Baton Rouge River Center
LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute will participate in the Louisiana Governor’s Second Annual Safety and Health Conference appearing in Baton Rouge, LA on October 25-27. The conference will be held at the Baton Rouge River Center. Stephenson Disaster Management Institute Executive Director Joey Booth will present on a panel for a session titled “Business Continuity.” The Stephenson Disaster Management Institute is also presenting a panel session titled “Crisis Communication.”
Whether you are an HR director or a safety or health manager or technician, you will learn new strategies you can implement at your company to advance safety, health and emergency response. Take away insights and information that immediately pay off.
To register for the Louisiana Governor’s Second Annual Safety and Health Conference, please visit http://www.thesafetyexpo.com/registration.aspx
Dates: August 25–26, 2010
Location: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Fighting for Survival: The Vulnerability of America’s Gulf Coast and Caribbean Basin
The LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute was an educational sponsor for a two-day conference on August 25-26 titled “Fighting for Survival: The Vulnerability of America’s Gulf Coast and the Caribbean Basin.�? The goal of the conference was to unify the U.S. Gulf States and Caribbean Basin nations to prepare for and share mitigation
The event was hosted by The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The conference was held at Tulane University, which also served as an educational sponsor. Major presenting sponsors were the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation.
Political and thought leaders from around the globe came together for the event with the goal of unifying the U.S. Gulf States and Caribbean Basin nations to acknowledge the substantial effects of climate change on the region. The four themes of discussion included:
- Coping with Hardships: A Region Under Stress
- Preventing, Preparing & Recovering from Disasters
- Projecting Future Climate Change Risks
- New Approaches for the Region
Dates: May 3 – 6, 2010
Location: L’Auberge du Lac Casino & Resort;
Lake Charles, LA
The Stephenson Disaster Management Insisute will serve as a major sponsor of the 2010 LEPA/GOHSEP Workshop. This will be the 31st annual workshop co-hosted by the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Emergency preparedness personnel from all over Louisiana will be in attendance to take advantage of this opportunity to receive continuing education credits and network with other professionals in the field.
Dates: April 28 – 29, 2010
Location: IP Casino and Resort; Biloxi, MS
The Stephenson Disaster Management Institute and the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at LSU will serve as major sponsors of the Inclusive Hurricane Preparedness Conference 2010. This two-day conference is hosted by enableUS and the Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN) and will examine some of the greatest challenges that emergency managers face when responding to disability communities during hurricanes. The conference will focus on relationship building and the benefits of integrating disability organizations in hurricane planning and preparedness stages.
Dates: February 3 – 5, 2010
Location: JW Marriott; New Orleans, LA
SDMI, the Gulf Coast Center for Evacuation & Transportation Resiliency, and the University of New Orleans are partnering to present the National Evacuation Conference to be held in New Orleans, LA from February 3-5, 2010. The conference will bring together professional, academics, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, consultants, emergency managers, and transportation planners to discuss evacuation planning for cities and regions across the United States. Special topics of discussion include national evacuation policy development and addressing the challenges faced by special needs populations during disasters. Visit the conference website for information.
Dates: May 27, 2009
Location: Crowne Plaza; Baton Rouge, LA
Emergency plans improve the likelihood that your company will survive and recover from a disaster. They not only protect your investment in your company; but they also support your employees, customers, and your local economy. In Louisiana, our biggest concern is hurricane season, and it starts on June 1.
This full day seminar will demonstrate the importance of preparation and the difference it can make in a business. Attendees will learn from a variety of topics for businesses, including legal issues, supply chain management, state & local government recommendations and creating a plan to be enacted in the event a disaster does occur.
Dates: November 16 – 18, 2008
Location: LSU; Baton Rouge, LA
The objective of this conference is to identify the key supply chain factors that underlie effectiveness in relief efforts. The findings of this conference will help improve the functioning of supply chains under duress. This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners who will discuss how crisis decision-makers and supply chain managers can make better use of the resources available for humanitarian relief and supply during crises and disasters. In addition, they will look for innovative ways that may help improve disaster supply chain management.
Dates: October 15, 2008
Location: Dekalb, IL
Proudly co-sponsored by the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, the All-Hazard Incident Management Team Training and Education Conference (AHIMT-TEC) is a first of its kind, grass roots, national effort developed to provide policy and decision makers concise and detailed documentation of the issues, concerns, and support needs to continue the development and sustainment of the All-Hazard Incident Management Team Program. The agenda also focuses on providing attendees critical information on Lessons Learned and Best Practices developed by existing All-Hazard Incident Management Teams that could be beneficial to other AHIMT’s. This is a unique and rare opportunity for the Incident Management community involved in the All-hazard Incident Management Team program including Team members, coordinators, and managers, to communicate to DHS personnel the needed support and priorities for NIMS products that support the AHIMT program.
Dates: October 2 – 3, 2008
Location: Syracuse, NY
The Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, the Maxwell School of Government at Sryacuse University, and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs will host a conference about early warning modeling. The goal of the conference is to provide a venue at which policy makers, IT specialists, and social science researchers from across different sectors (IT, health, intelligence, disaster management, etc.) and regions (particularly the US and Europe) can interact about advances in early warning modeling.
Dates: April 6 – 8, 2008
Location: LSU; Baton Rouge, LA
SDMI and the Swedish National Defence College are hosting this conference that invites scholars with knowledge of specific future threats and experts on crisis and disaster management. Together they will explore how future threats are likely to impact on modern societies. They will discuss what is needed to prepare for these transboundary crises, identifying conditions for, and barriers to, effective action. They will wield a transnational perspective and consider how the US and the EU can work together to preserve and enhance societal security.