What are the Think Tank conference calls?
Deputy Administrator Serino conducts nation-wide conference calls to discuss some of the real-life solutions and ideas that are generated by the FEMA Think Tank and Online Forum. These calls are open to the general public. Each call is conducted from a different locationto personally meet with members of the emergency management community. Captioning for participants who are deaf or hard of hearing will be provided.
The next Think Tank conference call will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
The next FEMA Think Tank Conference Call is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST. The theme for the discussion is innovative solutions in emergency management.
Innovation is often thought of as something for the tech or design world, not for government or bureaucracy. The model of connecting government with outside networks has been around for a long time, but FEMA is has successfully taken it to the next level. Soon after Sandy made landfall, FEMA deployed an Innovation Team--a multi-sector, cross functional group with the mission of working with the whole community: government, non-profit and international organizations, volunteer groups, businesses, and concerned citizens. More information on the Innovation Team is available on the recent blog post.
FEMA will continue this conversation about lessons learned from the Innovation Team and Hurricane Sandy and continue to focus on delivering solutions to disaster survivors during the next FEMA Think Tank Conference Call.
We encourage you to visit the online forum to comment on the ideas we will be discussing in the future or submit your own ideas and comment on others.
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
Call-In Number: 1-888-324-6998
Pass Code: Think Tank
January 26, 2012
Launch of FEMA Think Tank Conference Calls
February 17, 2012
Technology in Emergency Management
March 22, 2012
Integrating Access and Functional Needs Issues into Emergency Management
May 15, 2012
How Citizens, Communities, and the Emergency Management Community Can Better Plan for Recovery from a Disaster
June 28, 2012
Emergency Management, Healthcare and Public Health: Increasing Coordination and Collaboration
July 24, 2012
Public Private Partnerships-Building Relationships for the Future
August 17, 2012
Role of Faith-based and Community Organizations in Advancing the Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
Next Generation in Emergency Management and Public Service