Whether you intend to be a part-time volunteer or if you plan to become a full-time licensed wildlife rehabilitator, this is the class where you can learn the most in a short period of time. The is the first class in a series that will allow you to advance with each installment. You will learn about laws, rules and other requirements and you'll get the basics of wildlife rescue work from biologists, veterinarians and experienced wildlife rehabilitators that you will need to continue to the next level.
The purpose of IDCE is to unite Public and Private Sector Professionals from around the world for discussions regarding policy, lessons learned, best practices, and forward thinking. As such, the IDCE Conference Program is the critical component to ensuring IDCE reaches goals and achieves objectives.
1700 Industry Professionals attended the inaugural event in 2012. This number is expected to double in 2013. Public Sector attendees included over 1000 government policy decision makers from over 27 countries, as well as leadership from Federal, State and Municipal Emergency Management / Homeland Security offices. This number is expected to exceed over 1800 in 2013. Private Sector attendees included over 600 professionals representing the support throughout the entire disaster cycle: Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation. This is expected to exceed 1,600 in 2013.
The industry disciplines IDCE2013 will focus on include: Cyber Security, Resilience, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Global Threats and Crises Management, Social Media / Communications, and Economic Stability / Recovery. As with IDCE2012, additional topics will be covered in numerous panel discussions and breakouts. ALL sessions will be presented with a focus on POLICY and Leadership, based upon the principals of public-private partnerships and the utilization of private sector resources in public sector best practices.
Bill Frerking is Georgia-Pacific's first Chief Sustainability Officer. As such, he is responsible for the company's overall sustainability efforts. He also chairs Georgia-Pacificï¿½s Sustainability Council and represents the company in sustainability discussions with customers and other groups.
In this talk, Frerking will address Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff, as part of the IMPACT Speaker Series. He will discuss what sustainability is and who decides what constitutes sustainability. Learn more at: http://www.ile.gatech.edu/IMPACT.html
US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology First Responders Group Presents: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy Social Media in Disasters
Sara Estes Cohen, MPP, ABCP (Moderator)
G&H International / U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology First Responders Group
Director of External Communications, Fairfax County VA Government
Senior Social Engagement Specialist, American Red Cross
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of External Affairs -
Senior Safety and Security Advisor at the National Crisis Center
Ministry for Security and Justice - National Coordinator Counterterrorism and Security - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Coordinating team leader for major events and disasters; Turkish airlines crash at Schiphol Airport, Afriqiah Airlines crash at Tripoli Airport, WC 2010 South Africa, NATO meeting Noordwijk, UN Summit on Afghanistan.
Preparation of national response plans on the issue of safety and security for major crisis and disasters such as CBRNE, Flooding, Pandemics and Cyber Security.
Elina Palm is currently the Liaison Officer of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) office in New York. She has 15 years working experience with the United Nations in the areas of disaster risk reduction, climate change and development, and has been based in Geneva (Switzerland), San Jose (Costa Rica) and New York.
In 2005 and 2006, she was assigned as the disaster risk reduction adviser for the Office of the Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery for the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Prior to her current post in New York, she was the Head of the ISDR Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in San José in Costa Rica, and before that she worked with the IDNDR and ISDR secretariats in Geneva. Ms. Palm holds an MSc in Development Studies and a DEA (Diplome d'Etudes Approfondis) from the University of Geneva.
Thad William Allen is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely praised performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006.
Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but for 36 days continued in his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He is a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton.
The International Disaster Conference and Expo (IDCE) is proud to announce that Meir Elran, Director of the Homeland Security Program at the Institute for National Security Studies of the Tel Aviv University, will be a featured speaker. His presentation entitled, "Resistance versus Resilience: How to best balance? The Israeli case," will be held on Tuesday, January 8 at 2 p.m.
Kay C. Goss, CEM, is former Associate FEMA Director in charge of National Preparedness, Training, and Exercises for President Clinton.
Before coming to FEMA, she was a state official in Arkansas, for 15 years, including more than 10 years as then-Governor Clintons Senior Assistant for Intergovernmental Relations, where she coordinated the Governors policies, programs, processes, personnel, and outreach related to emergency management, fire service, public safety, emergency medical services, and related agencies.
She has served Virginia Governors Warner and Kaine as a Member of the Governors Commonwealth Preparedness Panel, for 8 years, 2002 2010, and as Chair of the International Association of Emergency Managers Committee on Training and Education for 6 years, 2004 2010.
Currently, she is the founding President and CEO for World Disaster Management,
President of the Foundation for Higher Education Accreditation in Emergency Management, First Vice President of the International Network of Women in Emergency Management, Vice President
Every Child Is Ours Foundation, which is launching World Disaster Management Community College in Kanana, South Africa, in September of 2012.
She is active in active in the academic side of emergency management, as the founder, along with her employees (John McKay and Dr. Wayne Blanchard) of the FEMA Higher Education Program, including current service as Adjunct Faculty, Istanbul Technical University Disaster Management Graduate Program since 2002, as well as UNLV's Executive Master's in Crisis and Emergency Management, since 2007.
She has written five books (The City Manager Plan in Arkansas, The Politics of Constitutional Revision in Arkansas, The Arkansas Constitution: a Reference Guide, The Emergency Management Handbook, Mr. Chairman: the Life and Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills, at the publishers) and hundreds of articles and public addresses in all fifty states and many countries.
Moderator: Pat Santos, Asst. Director, La GOHSEP
Panelist: Maj. Gen. Luis Visot, U.S. Army Reserve
Panelist: Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore, U.S. First Army Fort Gillem (Ret)
Panelist: Rear Admiral Joel R. Whitehead, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret)
Panelist: Maj. Gen. Glen Curtis, La National Guard