TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® is calling for presentations for the 2017 National Disaster Resilience Conference: Science, Policy, and Practice. This gathering of thought leaders, policymakers, and subject matter experts from the disaster safety movement is the premier conference on disaster resilience and will be held in Atlanta, GA at the Hyatt Regency October 25 to 27, 2017. The deadline for presentation submission is March 2, 2017.
The conference will bring together the nation's foremost voices in the disaster safety and resilience movement to share best practices, inspire, and collaborate. Attendees will include leaders, professionals, and practitioners from a cross-section of private and public organizations who share the mission of strengthening homes and safeguarding families from disasters of all kinds.
The conference planning committee is seeking presenter abstracts with focus on:
- Science – to support preparedness, response, recovery and/or mitigation;
- Policy – to advance resilience through strong building codes, smart finance, marketplace incentive programs, tax benefits, and innovation, e.g. Big Data and smart home technology; and
- Practice – to include advocates, building and fire code officials, communicators, emergency managers, engineers, futurists, insurance professionals, journalists, leaders, merchants, meteorologists, product manufacturers, public officials, researchers, and scientists.
Past presenters at the conference include The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore, National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb, Hurricane Hunters Lt. Col. Jon Talbot and Dr. Jim McFadden, Executive Director of the Global ShakeOut earthquake safety drill Mark Benthien and many others. For more details, visit www.nationaldisasterresilienceconference.org.
The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. The FLASH partnership includes more than 120 innovative and diverse organizations that share a vision of making America a more disaster-resilient nation including: BASF, FEMA, Florida Division of Emergency Management, The Home Depot®, Huber Engineered Woods, International Code Council, Kohler® Generators, National Weather Service, Portland Cement Association, Simpson Strong-Tie®, State Farm®, and USAA®. In 2008, FLASH® and Disney opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes® in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and access free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org, calling toll-free (877) 221- SAFE (7233), following @federalalliance on Twitter, Facebook.com/federalalliance, and the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a FLASH.
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SOURCE Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)