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Sept 27 & 28 | 2023

Anaheim, CA

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Keynote Theater 2

The KeyNote Theaters at The Natural Disaster Expo are at the heart of the event. With the Keynote Speaker topics being tailored by industry leaders at the forefront of disaster prep and recovery, all visitors who attend a Keynote Seminar will expect to discover some of the latest trends, insights, and expertise in their profession.

Expect to see plenty of visitor recordings and selfies, online press and blogger coverage, as well as numerous photos, announcements and posts regarding the Keynote Theater lineup.

    • Wednesday

      Marcus T. Coleman Jr.: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      11.00 - 11.30

      Marcus T. Coleman Jr.
      Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-Based and Neighbor Partnerships



      Donna Kean: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      11.45 - 12.15

      Donna Kean

      RescueRATs! Trained giant pouched rats to complement S&R efforts.

      APOPO is a non-profit with a solid track record of training rats to solve humanitarian challenges. Our rats are actively clearing minefields & detecting tuberculosis patients. With their keen sense of smell, trainability, small size, and agility, they may also uniquely aid search and rescue efforts. Provisional RescueRAT training will be presented, with promising early results.

      Anthony Crawford: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      12.30 - 13.00

      Anthony Crawford
      Kaiser Permanente

      Building a Robust Hazard Vulnerability Assessment

      Are you looking to conduct a disaster risk assessment for your local organization? This session will take a focused look at how to build your facility''s Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) based on a calculated risk scoring model. Learn how the HVA should drive your emergency management program and how it can serve the needs of your organization throughout the year.

      Maggie Jarry, M.Div.: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      13.15 - 13.45

      Maggie Jarry, M.Div.
      Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin./U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

      Resilience in Chronic Disaster Cycles

      This presentation will engage audience members on topics of individual and community resilience in chronic disaster cycles. The presentation will include emerging ideas regarding how resilience can be supported in disaster response and recovery workforce cultures, while also fostering broader community resilience.

      Jessica Block: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      14.00 - 14.30

      Jessica Block
      UC San Diego Supercomputer Center

      Technology Integration for Disaster Response. Methods in the California FIRIS Fusion Center

      The State of California''s Fire Integrated Real-time Intelligence System (FIRIS) is a program that provides 2 aircraft staged 24x7 to respond to emerging disasters on initial attack and provide data in real-time from the air. This talk describes the FIRIS Fusion Center process for monitoring, modeling, and integrating data on these incidents, and describes best practices for integration of established and new technologies.

      Robert Drew: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 2

      14.45 - 15.15

      Robert Drew
      Ecovie Water Management

      On-site water recycling solutions for preventive and emergency water disruption situations

      We can live without food for 2 or 3 weeks, but only 3 days without water. We can become more resilient to water disruption. We will explore the applications and opportunities to respond to emergency and everyday situations to assure a safe and resilient water supply though potable rainwater use and greywater recycling using NSF certified processes.