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Policy Events

Tuesday 4/18 Wednesday 4/19 Thursday 4/20
COMMEMORATION DAY
Tuesday - April 18, 2006  

10:30 – Noon

Location: Moscone Center, Room: 133
Field Hearing of the US Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Disaster Prediction and Prevention
Led by US Senator Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, this hearing will focus on questions of predicting and preventing natural disasters. Formed in February 2005, the subcommittee oversees U.S. federal agencies tasked with detecting and responding to natural hazards.
Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location:
Moscone Esplanade Room
Agenda for Earthquake Policy: All-Conference Lunch
Invited federal and state representatives present views on the state of mitigation and preparedness efforts. Speakers include Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi; David Maurstad, Director of Mitigation, FEMA; Secretary, U. S. Department of Transportation, Norman Mineta and invited Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
LEARNING FROM THE PAST
Wednesday - April 19, 2006  

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Location:
Moscone

Policy Event:
Panel on Preparedness and Policy


Speakers:
Former FEMA director, James Lee Witt
Public Policy Institute of California research director Mark Baldassare
David Applegate, senior science advisor at USGS, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.

Federal and state officials discuss mitigation and disaster policies as new poll results on preparedness are announced.
Noon - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Moscone
Shaping Preparedness
Keynote Address with invited guest Senator Dianne Feinstein:
Shaping Preparedness for California's Next Great Quake
ASSESSING THE PRESENT
Thursday - April 20, 2006  
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Location:
Moscone
DRC, ABAG Joint Luncheon
Invited speaker: Senator Don Perata (D-Oakland)
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
Friday - April 21, 2006  
 
   
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