Resilience 2017 conference to cover lessons learned from the Fort McMurray wildfires

The conference will be held April 25 and 26 in Edmonton

As the one-year anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfires approaches, the Conference Board of Canada will host Resilience 2017 in Edmonton on April 25-26, to share lessons learned from the costliest disaster in Canadian history and how that can be used to help build resilience for future emergencies.

The Honourable Shaye Anderson, Alberta’s municipal affairs minister, will deliver the opening keynote presentation and the Conference Board’s deputy chief economist, Pedro Antunes will discuss the economic and employment impacts of the Fort Murray wildfires.

Other topics of discussion include:

  • Building resilience for future emergencies: lessons from Fort McMurray
  • The insurance industry perspective and risk management
  • Living with wildland fires: have we learned anything form Fort McMurray?
  • Disaster relief—the role of the Red Cross
  • How social media has evolved to play a significant role in the response to emergencies

The conference will be held April 25 and 26, 2017 at the Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon. Shaye Anderson, minister of municipal affairs for Alberta
  • Pedro Antunes, deputy chief economist, the Conference Board of Canada
  • Ryan Hunt, associate director, critical infrastructure partnerships, Public Safety Canada
  • Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, director, national security and strategic foresight, the Conference Board of Canada
  • Doug Odney, deputy commander, technical services, City of Calgary 911
  • Shane Schreiber, managing director, Alberta Emergency Management Agency
  • Jean-Philippe Tizi, vice president, emergency management, Canadian Red Cross
  • Brett Whittingham, business continuity and emergency planner, City of Calgary

This conference is sponsored by Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure, Insurance Bureau of Canada, and Stantec.

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