U of Tenn. Chattanooga Hosts Emergency Management Conference

The second annual Best Practices in Higher Ed Emergency Management Conference will be held March 11-13.

The second annual Best Practices in Higher Ed Emergency Management Conference will be held March 11-13 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Kicking off the event will be a keynote from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students. Conference seminars will cover training, communications, technology, continuity, preparedness, response, operations, grant writing, funding, executive level management, policy, mitigation, community partnerships and more.

Speakers from a wide variety of colleges, universities and other organizations will be featured. Those institutions and organizations include Virginia Tech, Binghamton University, University of Colorado Boulder, Kennesaw State, Witt O’Briens, Westmont College, University of Houston, American Red Cross, University of Maryland, Western Kentucky University, University of Rhode Island, All Clear Emergency Management Group, University of Connecticut, EMAP Accreditation Program, Jacksonville State, University of Georgia, Florida State, Blackboard Connect and FEMA.

Topics that will be covered include:
– Best practice collaborations of EM and IT professionals
– Incident Action Plans: simple plans to improve your preparedness efforts
– University of Colorado Boulder Response to Flash Flooding Sept. 2013
– Threat and Vulnerability Assessment: A Holistic Approach for the Collegiate Setting
– Navigating “The Guide” – The Higher Education World’s New Guidance for Writing EOPs
– Standards on Steroids
– IT-based Operational Awareness for Emergency Management in Higher Education Institutions
– Red Cross Ready Rating Program for Higher Education
– Prepare Your Shell: Student Engagement Activities
– Establishing Sustainable Practices for Campus Emergency Management
– Leveraging the Fusion Center model for all-hazards threat assessments at IHEs
– EMAP for Higher Education
– Collaborating with Community Partners on Instructional Videos
– Evacuation planning for the disabled
– Planning and Conducting Realistic Active Shooter Training and Exercises
– Plan, Prepare, React – Active Shooter Response Options for Institutes of Higher Education
– (Mostly Free) Resources to Aid in Making Decisions in Severe Weather Events
– Armed Suspect on Campus Playbook

Registration costs $225. To register for the conference, click here.

For hotel information, click here.

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