2019 Agenda At-A-Glance

Complete agenda coming soon!

Day 1 – Tuesday, November 12
  • Keynote and Disaster Innovation Talks – DITs will feature an exceptional slate of leaders who are blazing the trail in advancing policy and technology innovations in preparedness and resilience.
  • Leadership Training: Bridging the Communications Gap – Oftentimes, leaders and technologists are struggling to communicate effectively, which can result in missed opportunities to bring innovation into their agencies that will increase their effectiveness in the community. This training session will focus on breaking down communication barriers successfully and will provide participants the tools needed for success.
  • Training: Geo-Enable Your Plans: From Binders to Interactive Web-Based Plans – Planners and Technologists will discuss how they turned their plans (IAP, Hazard Mitigation Plans, EOP’s, etc.) into living web-based plans that are now being used every day.
  • Workshop: Technology Innovation for First Responders – This workshop will provide First Responders and GIS Staff with practical training on the latest available tools and resources to support local-level preparedness, readiness, and response operations. This session will also feature use cases and best practices from the Southeast and North Central Region in Colorado.
  • Work Session: Demystifying Mutual Aid Policy and Technology – As emergency response agencies face increased budget shortfalls and resource constraints, advanced technology has evolved rapidly to help fill the gap. Yet, mutual aid policy rarely keeps pace with technology development. This session will define fact versus fiction in the current and future state of affairs in mutual aid policy and technology.
  • National Roundtable on Emerging Technology for Preparedness & Mitigation – Together with technologists, leaders and decision makers will share the challenges they face during blue skies in the preparedness phase and mitigation. Participants will explore how the latest in emerging technology can be implemented while identifying key gaps where policy and technology innovation are needed.
  • NAPSG’s Hosted Social and Emerging Technology Showcase
Day 2 – Wednesday, November 13
  • Disaster Innovation Talks – DITs will feature an exceptional slate of leaders who are blazing the trail in advancing policy and technology innovations in preparedness and resilience.
  • Training: Cyber Security for Public Safety GIS, Data, and Technology – This training session is designed for IT and GIS Managers and Administrators seeking to increase the resilience of their GIS through cybersecurity best practices.
  • Work Session: Best Practices in Using Technology for Public Information – This training session will feature proven and emerging best practices in using technology to support effective public information. Participants will be provided with a toolkit of resources to support implementing the latest technology to support public information workflows.
  • Workshop: Mission Critical Decision Making with Field Data – This session will bring together Public Safety and Private Sector decision-makers to discuss the type of data being collected today and the latest in innovative decision-support tools and practices in using field-collected data.
  • Workshop: Developing a Drone/UAS Program for your Public Safety Agency – This session will lead participants through critical considerations and lessons learned in starting and implementing a drone/UAS program for public safety operations.
  • NAPSG’s Hosted Reception for the 2019 Annual Awards for Excellence in Public Safety GIS
Day 3 – Thursday, November 14
  • Indoor Mapping, Tracking, and Navigation for Public Safety – This workshop will include interactive live technology demonstrations along with an open discussion on the current and future use of indoor mapping, tracking, and navigation for public safety, specifically for pre-planning efforts and the use of Location-Based Services.
  • Current and Future State of the Union on Preparedness Data – This session will weave together a series of lightning briefings and breakout discussions that will provide a baseline on the current and future state of preparedness data as well as define high priority unmet needs and requirements in preparedness data nationwide.
  • Remote Sensing, Imagery, and Drones for Emergency Management Workshop – This workshop will join Emergency Managers and experts in remote sensing to validate emergency management’s highest priority business requirements for remote sensing/imagery. They will work together to develop a framework and strategy for bridging the gap in how different types of remote sensing/imagery are collected, managed, processed, and disseminated to support the mission.
  • NIMS Technology Sub Group Meetings – These are closed meeting for members of these working groups.
  • National Search & Rescue Committee’s Geospatial Working Group Meeting – This is a closed meeting for members of this NSARC working group.
  • FEMA Geospatial Working Group Meeting – This is a closed meeting for members of this working group.
  • Concurrent Working Group MeetingParticipants are encouraged to join open groups!
    • NAPSG Symbology Working Group
    • Remote Sensing Innovation Working Group
    • Pre-Planning, Indoor Mapping, and Tracking Working Group