The Chapters will sponsor the program on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET entitled “Communications on Call: Evolving Approaches to Natural Disasters and Climate Change.” This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.
Across the country, natural disasters impact emergency communications. This event will be a set of three panels. The panels will explore government frameworks for emergency communications, draw lessons from recent natural disasters throughout the country, and showcase innovative uses of emerging technologies for emergency communications during natural disasters. Join us for this interesting event that brings together today’s and tomorrow’s technology and communications.
4:00 – 4:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
4:05 – 4:45 p.m. Government Regulatory Landscape for Communications during Natural Disasters
Brenda D. Villanueva, Managing Director and Lead Counsel, Telecom, TURN
Jackie McCarthy, State Policy Lead, JSI
Debra Jordan, Bureau Chief, FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Michael Caron, Commissioner, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Robert Osborn, Director, Communications Division, California Public Utilities Commission
4:45 – 5:20 p.m. Lessons Learned from the Ground Perspective
David Konuch, President, Konuch Consulting and Media Group LLC
Jorge Catala, Program Delivery Manager, DHS/FEMA, and Principal, Catala Group
Budge Currier, 911 Branch Manager, California Office of Emergency Services
Torry Somers, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Charter
5:20 – 6:00 p.m. Innovative Uses of Emerging Technologies for Emergency Communications during Natural Disasters
Jim Tomlinson, Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Sara Baxenberg, Associate, Wiley Rein LLP
Can Comertoglu, Head of Product, Google Maps Crisis Response
Richard Chapkis, Deputy General Counsel, Comcast
Jane Whang, Regulatory Counsel, Public Policy, Law and Security, Verizon
Cost: $50.00 for Private Sector Members; $40.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; $25.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional Members; $65.00 for Non-Members. There is no charge for law students.
Please contact Wendy Parish at email@example.com to register.