World Conference on Disaster Management
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Register before May 15th and save 15% off your full conference pass when you use your DRIE discount code: BCM2013 Only one week left for this Spring Rate Special. Be a part of 7 dynamic Keynote Presentations,including the two featured below.
Tuesday June 25th:
Our Changing Climate…what disaster management practitioners need to know
Dr. Gordon McBean, Professor & Research Chair, The
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Canada
In 2011, catastrophic events cost Canadian insurers roughly $1.7B and almost $1B in each of the two previous years, but the overall costs to societies were much higher. Most of these insured losses were caused by extreme weather events. Dr. McBean will share the scientific basis for projections of climate extremes in the future and the needs for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.
Wednesday June 26th:
360 Degrees of Crisis Communications
Robert Jensen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Department of Homeland Security, USA
A crisis by its very nature challenges an organization to respond and communicate that response to many audiences, especially with the public. Bob Jensen will provide examples from recent major events such as Hurricanes Ike, Irene and Sandy, the major earthquake in Haiti and the Deep-water Horizon oil spill and the U.S government’s approach to crisis communications.