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2018 Iowa Homeland Security Conference

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This year's Iowa Homeland Security Conference is scheduled for Oct. 4-5, 2018 (Thursday/Friday), at the Union Memorial Hall on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.

 

Ten years after the devastating disaster events of 2008, this year's conference will focus on lessons learned, technology that has evolved to meet response and recovery needs, and actions taken toward a stronger, more resilient Iowa.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Lewis or Mitch Nordmeyer at 515.725.3231 or HSEMDConf@iowa.gov.

 

Draft Agenda

 

This agenda is tentative and subject to change

 

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

Time

Session/Speaker

8:15 a.m.

Opening Comments

8:45 a.m.

General Session

Evolution of the 2008 Disaster

John Benson, Iowa HSEMD

9:30 a.m.

General Session

The University of Iowa's Preparedness for and Response to the 2008 Disaster

Doug True and Rod Lehnertz, U of Iowa

11:15 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

12:15 p.m.

Lunch Session

Architects in Disasters (panel)

Facilitated by Rod Lehnertz, U of Iowa

Rod Kruse, BNIM

Kevin Monson, Neumann Monson Architects

Dan Thies, OPN Architects

1:15 p.m.

Break

1:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

1:30 p.m.

Iowa Flood Center: The Iowa Watershed Approach

Larry Weber and Craig Just, Iowa Flood Center

1:30 p.m.

District 2 Lessons Learned from the City of Parkersburg

Chris Luhring, City of Parkersburg

1:30 p.m.

Today's Technology in Yesterday's Disaster

Jensen Connor and Jon Paoli, Iowa HSEMD

1:30 p.m.

Critical Infrastructure in a Multi-Hazard Disaster

Dee Brown, Alliant Energy

Pete Grandgeorge, MidAmerican Energy

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m.

Breakout sessions

3:15 p.m.

Recovery Challenges, Funding, and Processes

Presenter TBD

3:15 p.m.

When Disaster Strikes: Parent Notification Process

Mitch Mortvedt

3:15 p.m.

School Obstacles in Times of Disaster: Student Relocation and Parent Notification

Presenter TBD

3:15 p.m.

Mitigation Damage Assessment, Repairs/Recovery (Building Resilience)

Presenter TBD

 

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

Time

Session/Speaker

8:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

8:15 a.m.

Iowa Flood Center: Defining Disaster Resiliency in Iowa

Witold Krajewski, Iowa Flood Center

8:15 a.m.

District 5 Lessons Learned from the City of Oakville

Staci Griffin, Louisa County Emergency Mgmt

Gina Hardin, Des Moines County Emergency Mgmt

8:15 a.m.

Road Closure Process During an All-Hazards Event

Phillip Meraz, Iowa DOT

8:15 a.m.

Session TBD

9:30 a.m.

Break

10 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10 a.m.

District 6 Lessons Learned from the City of Vinton

Scott Hansen, Benton County Emergency Mgmt

10 a.m.

Stafford Act: Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance

Presenter TBD

10 a.m.

Special Teams: Large-Scale Disasters and Statewide Missions

Presenters TBD

10 a.m.

Transportation Re-Routing During Disasters

Presenter TBD

11:15 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

12:15 p.m.

Lunch session

National Weather Service Tools and Resources

Jeff Johnson and Jeff Zogg, National Weather Service-Des Moines

1:15 p.m.

Break

1:30 p.m.

General Session

Recovery and Resiliency Efforts in the Hardest Hit Locations of 2008

Presenter TBD

3 p.m.

Facility Tour (1 hour)

 

 

 

Hotels

 

The following hotels have set aside room blocks for our conference participants. The blocks will be available until Sept. 7, 2018, or until they are sold out. Please either follow the link provided or call the hotel directly to book your room. Be sure to mention you are booking for the Iowa Homeland Security Conference to get the reduced rate.

 

Iowa City Hotels

Hotel logos

Rate

Contact information

Iowa House Hotel logo

$105/night

All-inclusive

Iowa House Hotel
at Union Memorial Hall

125 N. Madison St.

Iowa City

319.335.3513 or book online

Hilton Garden Inn logo

$129/night

+ tax

Hilton Garden Inn

328 S. Clinton St.

Iowa City

319.248.6100 or book online

Shuttle available to conference for hotel guests

 

Coralville Hotels

Hotel logos

Rate

Contact information

Baymont Inn and Suites logo

$75/night

+ tax

Baymont by Wyndham

200 Sixth St.

Coralville

319.337.9797

Shuttle available to conference for hotel guests

Fairfield Inn and Suites logo

$129/night

+ tax

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

650 Coral Ridge Ave.

Coralville

319.338.6000

NO shuttle available

Heartland Inn logo

$79/night

+ tax

Heartland Inn

87 Second St.

Coralville

319.351.8132 or book online

Shuttle available to conference for hotel guests

Marriott logo

$93/night

+ tax

 

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

300 E. Ninth St.

Coralville

319.688.4012

Shuttle available to conference for hotel guests

Radisson logo

$65/night

+ tax

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

1220 First Ave.

Coralville

319.351.5049 or book online

Shuttle available to conference for hotel guests