Resilience NW News Release (available for download)
Contact: Alice Busch – 971-563-3051
BUILD DISASTER RESPONSE AND READINESS SKILLS DURING THE PREMIERE CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE IN THE NORTHWEST – October 30 – November 3
Portland, Oregon: ResilienceNW 2012, a partnership between Citizen Corps, Red Cross and FEMA, and funded through an Urban Area Securities Initiative Grant, is bringing more than 40 experts and 60 classes to Portland to share their knowledge, expertise, and experience in a regional conference. The $20 registration fee includes all conference days, networking events, and keynote lunches on Friday and Saturday.
OCTOBER 30TH to NOVEMBER 1ST – Sessions on Tuesday, October 30th through Thursday, November 1st are directed toward business owners and managers, and leaders in disaster preparedness with classes on basic business continuity and preparedness, and advanced medical response and long term recovery.
“This conference has been designed for the good old ‘boots on the ground’ person and people who want to know what preparedness is all about,” 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.”
NOVEMBER 2ND and 3RD – 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.
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 PM to 8 PM in the Holiday Inn Atrium for the Networking Evening, with the Oregon Nurses Association, District 1, sponsoring the refreshments. Preparedness vendors will be on hand and prizes will be given away every hour.
$20 registration fee includes all conference days, networking events, and keynote lunches on Friday and Saturday. Register early! 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.
Interested vendors: Visit www.resiliencenw.org and download a ‘Booth Request Form’.
E-mail: [email protected]
Sponsored by FEMA, The American Red Cross, Citizen Corps and Oregon Nurses Association, District 1.