RESILIENCE NW 2012 WILL BUILD DISASTER RESPONSE AND PREPAREDNESS SKILLS DURING PORTLAND CONFERENCE
Oct. 30th-Nov. 3rd, experts will gather to educate and engage the Pacific Northwest Community
ResilienceNW 2012, a community-focused disaster organization representing a partnership between Red Cross, FEMA, Citizen Corps and funded through an Urban Areas Securities Initiative Grant, is bringing more than 40 experts and 60 classes to Portland to share their knowledge, expertise, and experience. The $20 registration fee includes all conference days, networking events, and keynote lunches on Friday and Saturday. Register early, as the price will increase on October 19th and registration closes on October 26th. Even with a capacity for 310, the conference is filling up quickly. Visit www.resiliencenw.org for session schedules, registration info, and more.
The sessions on Tuesday, October 30th through Thursday, November 1st are directed toward the leaders in disaster preparedness with advanced classes on medical response, disaster recovery, and business preparedness. Friday and Saturday’s classes will engage the community at large, presenting the newest information on disaster response, pet and animal support, social media use during disasters, food security planning and disaster gardening solutions. If you own a small business and are looking to create a disaster continuity plan, or if you are just looking to prepare yourself and your family, this conference is for you!
ResilienceNW 2012 will also offer opportunities to connect with regional and local citizen leaders in the disaster preparedness arena. Attendees are invited to join us on Friday, November 2nd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the Holiday Inn Atrium for the Networking Evening. The Oregon Nurses Association, District 1, is sponsoring the refreshments provided for this event. Preparedness vendors will be on hand and prizes will be given away every hour.
“This conference has been designed for the good ole ‘boots on the ground’ type of person and offers practical skills training that will be invaluable during all phases of a disaster,” explains Alice Busch, conference planning team member. “One of my favorite aspects of this conference is the diversity of classes offered. It makes it difficult to choose between them, but I am excited for the whole community involvement. I think this will be the best conference in the series.”