Gov 2.0 L.A. 2014 is 4/28/2014.
Emergency First Responders Get Free Admission to Crisis Management Talks at GOV20LA 2014 Led by Experts
Back-to-back earthquakes in Los Angeles and an 8.2 deadly earthquake and tsunami hitting Chile Tuesday night has raised questions and concerns about how prepared emergency first responders, educators, city officials, and citizens are in a world where things can happen in an instant and technology plays front and center.
“This is both a wake up call and a warning. The wake up call is to remember how quickly our sense of normalcy can change to instant chaos. The warning is to be prepared and in an age where social media and real life are so intertwined, all emergency responders should understand technological advances available to them and know how to use them– before we are all in a crisis scenario,” says government technology industry veteran and GOV20LA Founder Alan W. Silberberg.
With experts in cutting-edge advances in crisis management already scheduled to speak at the upcoming 2014 GOV20LA conference, Silberberg announces an open invitation and free admission for emergency responders, educators, and city officials in the greater Los Angeles area to attend, and says he will make the talks available as a live stream online for those unable to attend.
The panel will address the most critical and urgent information First Responders need during and after a crisis that will help them to save lives and property. What is the most vital and valuable technology to have access to during an emergency? How to effectively establish best practices for communicating via digital channels during a crisis? What is the best technology available to communicate if telephone lines and the Internet goes down? How can organizers scale to handle volume of social media users during the frenzy of a crisis? What data is important to prioritize needs? What measures will keep data secure in case of an earthquake where data is stored? All of these questions will be answered by leading experts including:
- Alicia Johnson of the San Francisco City Office for Emergency Response
- Bob Gourley, the former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency
- Carmen Villadar, a former emergency room nurse and mobile technology analyst/futurist
- Filiberto Gonzalez, the Los Angeles City Commissioner for North Valley Planning Commission
When: Monday, April 28, 2014
Where: Annenberg Beach House on the beach of Santa Monica, CA
Tickets to attend the talks live are limited and are available in advance through email request at Gov20la@gmail.com. They will be given on a first come, first serve basis and are expected to go fast. People wanting to watch the live stream are encouraged to sign-up for the event Facebook page to receive updates and a reminder before the stream begins here: http://bit.ly/GOV20LA2014
GOV20LA is an intimate and powerful conference held annually to bring together innovative leaders at the intersection of government, tech, and media from around the world in an apolitical setting. Every year, the conference covers breaking topics affecting citizens at large with leaders delivering insights into current gov tech issues and cutting-edge technology in an open town hall format such as the Darknet presentation by General Manager of Intel Peter Biddle and the Award-winning Social Media efforts of NASA JPL’s Mars Rover delivered by Veronica McGregor and Stephanie L. Smith at the 2013 event.
For more information on GOV20LA 2014 please visit http://gov20la.com.