|San Antonio Hosts 1,768 at IAEM's 62nd Annual Conference
A total of 1,768 emergency management professionals and students of emergency management from 21 countries registered for the IAEM 62nd Annual Conference & EMEX, being held through Nov. 19, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. IAEM-USA President Bruce Lockwood, CEM, announced the creation of an IAEM Think Tank that will begin in early 2015, with more details to be provided soon. Long lines were reported at the Crisis Technology Center booth in the EMEX Exhibit Hall, where IAEM-USA Emerging Technology Caucus members offered assistance and answered questions about how the latest technology can support EM efforts. Here a few favorite speaker quotes noted by IAEM Annual Conference attendees on Twitter:
- "The sole purpose of a presentation is to make change happen." — Nathaniel Forbes, MBCI, CBCP, CEO, Forbes Calamity Prevention
- "We're dealing with a generation that knows how to swipe a page before it's ever turned one." — Hong-Eng Koh, Senior Director, Oracle Public Sector
- "No matter what level of emergency management you work in, we're all trying to achieve unity of effort." — Joseph L. Nimmich, FEMA Deputy Director
- "Sympathetic listening and identification are critical traits of volunteers." — Brenda Phillips, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Ohio University at Chillicothe.
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