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Second Annual West Point Critical Infrastructure Symposium

Location : Newark, NJ   
Date : 29-Apr-2011   Friday  
Time : All day
Type:  Conferences  

 

Second Annual
West Point Critical Infrastructure Symposium
 
April 29 & 30, 2011
Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel
Newark, New Jersey Metro Area

 

WPCIS Register Here

 

The Second Annual West Point Critical Infrastructure Symposium will be held on April 29 & 30, 2011 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, Elizabeth, New Jersey and is hosted by The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). The Symposium will foster the integration of resilient infrastructure policy, practice, and education through key note speakers, technical presentations, and roundtable discussions.

 

College students (undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D.) and faculty conducting research in critical infrastructure protection and resilience, as well as industry professionals and government officials should attend the symposium to participate in the discussions.

 

Several levels of sponsorships have been designed that meet the marketing and budgetary needs of businesses and organizations, large and small.  Please click here to lern more about sponsorship opportunities, WPCIS 2011 Sponsorship Information

 

Please contact the Renaissance Hotel to reserve your room at $109.00 per night and refer to SAME (Government Rate is $94.00 per night).  When calling, you will need to state if you are government or non-government.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 1.866.234.7535.  

 

For questions regarding registration please contact Stacy Cardillo, scardillo@tisp.org or regarding the event program please contact Bill Anderson, wanderson@tisp.org.

 

Agenda at a Glance
Friday, April 29
0730 – 1130
Event Registration
0800 – 1030
Workshop: What Makes a Good Infrastructure Course?
Moderator: LTC Steven D. Hart, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1130 – 1300
Luncheon with Keynote Address:
Leadership Challenges on the Olmsted Lock and Dam
Col. Keith A. Landry, Ph.D., P.E., Commander and District Engineer, Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1300 – 1330
Networking Break
1330 – 1500
Room A: The National Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force (AEERTF) Program
Moderator: Jason K. Levy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University
Room B: Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Education and Training Initiatives
Moderator: Dr. Vincent Henry, Professor and Director, Homeland Security Management Institute-DHS Center of Excellence, Long Island University
Room C: Military Perspectives on Infrastructure Resilience—Operational Perspectives
Moderator: LTC Jim Davis, Director of Infrastructure Education and Research, USMA and USACE
1500 – 1530
Networking Break
1530 – 1700
Room A: Resilience Initiatives
Moderator: Dan Catlett, The National Hurricane Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Room B: Resilience Design Guides, Codes, and Standards
Moderator: Joe D. Manous, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Room C: Military Perspectives on Infrastructure Resilience—Operational Perspectives
Moderator: LTC Jim Davis, Director of Infrastructure Education and Research, USMA and USACE
1800 – 1900
Networking Event: Academic and Social Exchange
1900 – 2030
Dinner with Keynote Address:
Todd Keil, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Saturday, April 30
0730 – 0830
Breakfast with Keynote Presentation
Reality Check – Why do We do the Things We do?
Bil Hawkins, P.E., Structural Specialist on CO-TF1, Urban Search & Rescue team, Principal, Knott Laboratory
0830 – 1000
Room A: Multi-Hazard Facility and Network Design
Moderator: Dr. Lewis E. Link, Senior Research Engineer, University of Maryland
Room B: Resilient Infrastructure Networks
Moderator: Dr. Mike Chumer, Research Professor, Director of the MS E.M. & Business Continuity Program, NJIT
Room C: Infrastructure Reconstruction in Developing Countries
Moderator: Elisabeth Bristow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, West Point
1000 – 1030
Networking Break
1030 – 1200
Closing Plenary:
Moderator: Dennis R. Schrader, President, DRS International, LLC, ASCE Committee on Critical Infrastructure

 

 

 

 

 

 
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