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FEMA and Emergency Management Partners Host Fifth PrepTalks Symposium

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September 19, 2019
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WASHINGTON —Today, FEMA and its emergency management partners are holding their fifth PrepTalks Symposium.


PrepTalks are 15-to-20-minute presentations by subject-matter experts and thought leaders, designed to spread new ideas, spark conversation and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now and over the next 20 years.


Seven PrepTalk speakers are presenting at the Symposium, being held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Topics include how our own biases lead us to underprepare for disasters, promoting crowdsourcing and citizen science in emergency management, and how the Netherlands prevents flood disasters. For more information on PrepTalks visit:


The PrepTalk partners will release videos of the presentations, along with resources and discussion materials, over the coming months.


PrepTalks are a partnership between FEMA, the International Association of Emergency Managers, the National Emergency Management Association, the National Homeland Security Consortium, and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Security and Defense.




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September 19, 2019 - 15:06