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Mar 6 & 7 | 2024

Miami, FL

Theater 8

Seminar Theaters are some of the most prominent features of The Natural Disaster Expo. With over 200 seminars expected to be delivered at the event, attendees can discover valuable insights and industry knowledge on what’s been happening in disaster prep, management, and recovery to advance their professional capabilities.

    • Monday

      Brittany Zajic: Speaking in the Theater 8

      10.15 - 10.45

      Brittany Zajic
      Planet Labs

      How Planet Imagery Aids Local, State and Federal Emergency Management

      From flooding to wildfires, and drought to landslides, Planet’s daily, global monitoring serves as a critical information source, enabling emergency management professionals to act precisely and quickly. To help mitigate these ever-present disasters, federal, state, and local government agencies are turning to new technologies, including high-frequency and high-resolution data from Planet’s constellations of satellites.

      Shaun J. Stirland: Speaking in the Theater 8

      11.00 - 11.30

      Shaun J. Stirland
      Lion Energy

      How to have power where and when you need it.

      Before, during and after a disaster, power is essential for survival and wellbeing. It’s needed for providing the essentials: communications, lights, heat, security and even comfort. So, how do you ensure you have adequate power where and when you need it? We’ll discuss solutions from small handheld power devices, to portable solar generators, and whole home and company energy storage systems. Don’t get caught without power.

      Ryan Rossi: Speaking in the Theater 8

      11.45 - 12.15

      Ryan Rossi

      Rapidly Deployable Housing

      Our vision to build a strategic housing supply network for disasters, available to insurance companies, governments, and individuals.

      Ed Carroll: Speaking in the Theater 8

      12.30 - 13.00

      Ed Carroll

      A Good Forecast Isn’t Enough: The Power of Weather Intelligence

      Over the last decade weather models have made incremental improvements in accuracy. The question now becomes, can the age of AI, Machine Learning, and IoT harness the chaos of the atmosphere to vastly improve outcomes? You will learn how is focusing its research and development on earth and in space to create better operational decision making tools at a hyper-local level, in real time, and at scale.

      Harvey V. Cohen, Esq.: Speaking in the Theater 8

      13.15 - 13.45

      Harvey V. Cohen, Esq.
      Cohen Law Group

      Know Your Property Owner Rights Before a Natural Disaster Strikes

      Learn proven strategies and gain legal insights that will insure success in restoring your communities when Natural Disaster strikes to maximize recovery. Discuss the vital elements necessary to navigate the filing and proper management of an insurance claim. Provide proven process to overcome tactics that maybe used to stall, underpay or deny your claims. Review your coverage; your rights; your contractors; your legal counsel; your role in successfully executing a recovery for your community.

      Sam Bates: Speaking in the Theater 8

      14.00 - 14.30

      Sam Bates
      UltraTech International, Inc.

      Sandless Sandbags: Traditional Sandbag Capability without the Traditional Sandbag Hassle.

      See a demonstration of a sandless sandbag and learn the advantages of using them instead of standard sandbags or other traditional flood control measures.

      Dan Stout: Speaking in the Theater 8

      14.45 - 15.15

      Dan Stout
      Tactical Medical Solutions

      Preparing Your Community for Mass Casualty Incidents

      Whether it’s an active shooter scenario or a devastatingly powerful hurricane that sweeps across an entire state, medical resources in your community can quickly become overwhelmed when large amounts of casualties are present at once. By developing an integrated emergency response strategy through equipment resources and training, you can help empower local civilians, first responders, and medical professionals to become immediate responders during mass casualty scenarios to minimize loss.

      Larry J. Bond: Speaking in the Theater 8

      15.30 - 16.00

      Larry J. Bond

      Securing Projects When Materials Are Not Available

      With material shortages and delays, it is important to quickly secure properties with a solution that works. In this seminar, we will show the quickest and most effective ways to secure projects while waiting for materials to arrive.

Please note, content and speakers are subject to change.