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Mar 6 & 7 | 2024

Miami, FL

Keynote Theater 3

The KeyNote Theaters at The Natural Disaster Expo are at the heart of the event. With the Keynote Speaker topics being tailored by industry leaders at the forefront of disaster prep and recovery, all visitors who attend a Keynote Seminar will expect to discover some of the latest trends, insights, and expertise in their profession.

Expect to see plenty of visitor recordings and selfies, online press and blogger coverage, as well as numerous photos, announcements and posts regarding the Keynote Theater lineup.

    • Wednesday

      Rick Rogers: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 3

      11.00 - 11.30

      Rick Rogers
      MonDak Portables, LLC

      Trailer Manufacturing

      Building trailers in this economy and supply chain issues.

      Kelly Zhang, PhD: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 3

      11.45 - 12.15

      Kelly Zhang, PhD
      CHASING-INNOVATION

      The Difference Portable Underwater Drones Can Make in Emergency Management Situations

      Underwater drones/mini-ROVs can be valuable tools in emergency management. They offer a low-cost, rapid-to-deploy and easy-to-use means in situations where human divers or responders may be unable to access or navigate difficult underwater environments.The speaker will introduce new advancement of portable mini-ROVs and their applications in search & rescue operations, disaster response, environmental monitoring, hazard observation, damage inspections,flood management.

      Zane Grace: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 3

      12.30 - 13.00

      Zane Grace
      34 Strong

      Disaster-Proof Your Workforce by Leveraging Your Employees'' Strengths!

      Disaster relief is DEEPLY REWARDING but EXHAUSTING work. If your employees get BURNED OUT, they will be less effective at SAVING LIVES. You''ll leave this seminar with practical tools to ENGAGE your team and IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE by focusing on their STRENGTHS. Outcomes of Strengths Development include: +14% productivity, +81% employee retention, +64% fewer safety incidents, and MORE!

      Rob Knochenhauer: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 3

      13.15 - 13.45

      Rob Knochenhauer
      Censys Technologies

      Preparation for Complex Drone Operations after the Storm

      Censys Technologies is the leading supplier of VTOL fixed-wing drones for operators who seek to conduct medium-range (2-5 miles) BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) flight operations. In this session, we will walk through the process to secure a Part 107 BVLOS waiver that can be used to prepare emergency response teams in BVLOS drone operations ahead of the need to operate BVLOS under an SGI approval during disaster response.

      Kyle Dickson: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 3

      14.00 - 14.30

      Kyle Dickson
      Eagle Eye Awareness Training

      Safety for first responders

      In this seminar you will learn a little about first responder safety in times of crisis. Learn how to protect yourself from a potential threat such as an active shooter by hearing about the warning signs of violence before it happens. A minute can mean the difference between life or death when you learn about human behavior.

      Robert Drew: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 3

      14.45 - 15.15

      Robert Drew
      Ecovie Water Management

      On-site water recycling solutions for preventive and emergency water disruption situations

      We can live without food for 2 or 3 weeks, but only 3 days without water. We can become more resilient to water disruption. We will explore the applications and opportunities to respond to emergency and everyday situations to assure a safe and resilient water supply though potable rainwater use and greywater recycling using NSF certified processes.

      Bill Taylor: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 3

      15.30 - 16.00

      Bill Taylor
      Energy Systems Group

      Process for Implementing Resilient Solutions

      Review the process of developing resilient solutions to protect utility infrastructure (energy, water, wastewater, etc.) for a facility to allow critical business processes / activities to continue in the event of a natural disaster - starting at concept through design, financing, construction and operation.

Please note, content and speakers are subject to change.