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Saturday, March 8 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
A Perfect Storm: Technology & Disaster Education

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Over the past decade there have been 424 hurricanes worldwide, resulting in 165,000 fatalities. Ten of the 12 most costly hurricanes in U.S. history occurred during this time period—including Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Sandy in 2012, two of the most damaging storms of all time. It is clear we must do everything possible to ensure people are prepared, and receive support during and after a catastrophe. With new social and digital technologies emerging every day, developing the tools to educate the public about mitigation and preparedness, and being with them every step of the way when disaster strikes—virtually at least—is easier than ever.
Representatives from four non-profit and government organizations doing groundbreaking work in the area of emergency and disaster communications, will discuss how new technologies are creating innovative, engaging multimedia and mobile experiences that can significantly improve disaster preparedness and mitigation behavior.

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Andrea Basora

Exec VPInsurance Information InstituteAndréa is a digital veteran who has been working with emerging technologies since 1996. She is currently Executive Vice President at the Insurance Information Institute, where she oversees the organization’s digital and content strategy and... Read More →
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Leslie Chapman-Henderson

CEO/PresFederal Alliance for Safe HomesAs President and CEO of the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)®, Leslie Chapman-Henderson is widely recognized for growing a small committee of volunteers in 1998 into the country’s leading consumer advocacy organization for... Read More →
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Wendy Harman

Dir of Information Mgmt & Situational AwarenessAmerican Red Cross
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Corey Pieper

Techniques Dev MeteorologistNational Weather ServiceI grew up in a small town in southeastern Indiana, loving weather since I can remember. After getting my Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science (Atmospheric Science) from Purdue University, I began my career as a meteorologist at... Read More →

Saturday March 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

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