Eastern Colorado Incident Management Team who is assisting with hosting the 2011 Colorado Emergency Management Conference has already generated the Conference Day 1 Flyer, which contains a map of the outdoor activities planned for the morning. With nearly 300 attendees this year, events kick off at 7:30 am in the Landing Zone outside the hotel where there will be a demonstration from Rotors of the Rockies helicopter landing. Outside, too, will be vendor areas, mobile command center/trailers, and shelter tents. Following the morning landing and registration activities, the welcome and opening comments for the conference will start at 10:00 am.
The Welcome and Opening Comments Master of Ceremonies this year is Mike Gavin, City of Fort Collins Emergency Manager. The Opening Ceremony will include a presentation by the Loveland Fire and Rescue Honor Guard, singing of the National Anthem and a opening comments from both the Director of Colorado's Division of Emergency Management, Hans Kallam, and the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Region VIII, Robin Finegan. The Keynote Address for the conference will be provided by the Chief Executive of Witt Associates and former FEMA Director, James Lee Witt.
Following the morning ceremonies, the conference will proceed to the first Breakout Sessions. To view the overviews of the breakout sessions and speakers, see the 2011 Colorado Emergency Management Conference Program.
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!