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The Northeast Hurricane Mitigation Leadership Forum features compelling, informative sessions and a distinguished panel of speakers.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Marriott Convention Center

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Welcome Remarks
Salons I-III
Governor Donald Carcieri, State of Rhode Island
Robert Weygand, Vice President, University of Rhode Island
Bill Read, National Hurricane Center

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Major Hurricane Strikes New England: How Large Will the Impact Be?
Karen Clark, Karen Clark & Company

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Making the Case for Mitigation
Leslie Chapman-Henderson, FLASH

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Examining the New England Hurricane Threat –
What if the 1938 Northeast Hurricane Happened Today?

Moderator: David Vallee, NOAA/National Weather Service
Panelists: Chris Galagan, Applied Science Associates
Isaac Ginis, University of Rhode Island/WeatherPredict
Dail Rowe, WeatherPredict

6:00 pm
Transportation to Fort Adams, Newport
Departing from Marriott Front Entrance

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Cocktails
Keynote Speaker: Cherie Burns, Author of “The Great Hurricane: 1938”*
Fort Adams, Newport

7:00 pm
Lobster Bake
Fort Adams, Newport

Friday, July 11, 2008

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast
Marriott Atrium

9:00 am – 10:15 am
How Can the Northeast be More Resilient to Natural Hazards?
Moderator: Pam Rubinoff, Rhode Island Sea Grant/University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center
Panelists: Howard Kunreuther, Wharton School
Nanette Lockwood, Solutia Inc.
Timothy Reinhold, Institute for Business and Home Safety
Craig Tillman, WeatherPredict

10:15 am – 11:30 am
Economic, Social and Environmental Impact of Hurricanes
Moderator: Leslie Chapman-Henderson, FLASH
Panelists: David Maurstad, FEMA
Jeanne Salvatore, Insurance Information Institute
Gail Scowcroft, University of Rhode Island
Amanda Staudt, National Wildlife Federation

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Hurricane Preparedness
Bill Read, National Hurricane Center

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Case Study – Rhode Island Hurricane Emergency Preparedness
Moderator: Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Rhode Island
Panelists: Lee Ann Quinn, South County Hospital
Natacha Thomas , University of Rhode Island
J. David Smith, Rhode Island Emergency Management

1:30 pm
Closing Remarks and Conclusion

Buffet Lunch Available
Fathoms Restaurant