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Building Resilience: Disaster Response in 2021 and Beyond

Tyrell Morris  (Executive Director, Orleans Parish Communication District)

Bryce Stirton  (President, Responder Corp)

David Blankinship  (Senior Technology Advisor, Western Fire Chiefs Association)

Karlin Younger  (Investment Lead, First Responder Network Authority)

Michael Martin  (CEO & Co-Founder, RapidSOS)

Location: W232

Date: Wednesday, September 29

Time: 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Track: Disaster Comms sponsored by Plum Case, 911 & Emergency Communications

Format: 75-Minute Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

With the COVID-19 pandemic and rising natural disasters, strengthening response and resiliency innovation is as critical today as ever – how can public and private entities connect with each other and work together to build transformative technologies to help address the nation's most pressing disaster response and resiliency challenges?

This session will share how a national, self-sustaining response and resiliency network can support innovators in the public safety space. Attendees will hear public safety leaders, fire chiefs, emergency technology experts, and top entrepreneurs share their experience and challenges developing next-generation technologies that empower first responders with the tools and technologies they need to stay safe and protect our communities, especially during unprecedented times. Attendees will also learn about the need for a stronger response and resiliency network, how they can connect with other like-minded innovators across the public safety space to solve existing challenges, and what they can do to prepare for large-scale events in 2021 and beyond.