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Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM EDT
Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM EDT

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
Acquisition Institute
90 K Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

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The Nation's only preparedness Summit dedicated to advancing the use of location-enabled decision support technology & data. 

**Registration is now CLOSED**

When - September 13th & 14th, 2016

Where - Washington, DC
Homeland Security, Acquisition Institute, 90 K Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Cost - Free for public-sector participants from Federal, local, state, and tribal government

  • Training and workshop materials will be provided at no cost
  • NAPSG Foundation's annual, hosted award reception open to all participants
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch

What is it about? 

The National Geospatial Preparedness Summit will bring together public safety practitioners and GIS responders from across the Nation - to gain new skills in applying location-enabled decision support tools in planning and operations, share best practices across disciplines, and participate in a work session for advancing use in your agency and across all levels of government. During the two days, you will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Multiple Tracks of Training for both public safety operators & leaders, as well as for GIS responders - Free Hands-On Training!
  • Simulation and Tabletop Exercises that put to test your location-enabled decision support tools - Improve and Refine Tools Used in your Agency's Operations!
  • National Worksession to develop a roadmap for advancing the use of GIS-based decision support tools in your agency  -  Develop a Roadmap for Your Agency!

For more information check out the Draft Agenda!

Who should attend?*

  • Public Safety Officials & Emergency Responders - Management level & operational public safety. Summit content will primarily focus on Emergency Management, Fusion Centers, Fire Service, and EMS - but will be applicable to all disciplines.
  • GIS Responders & IT Practitioners – State GIS Coordinators/GIOs, GIS Technicians, Specialists, GIS Managers, Technology Coordinators, Local CTOs, IT Specialists, Interoperability Coordinators.
  • Federal Agencies - FEMA, Depts. of Homeland Security, Justice, Defense, Energy, Transportation, National Guard, NOAA, DOI, etc.
  • Volunteers that Support Public Safety – American Red Cross, Crisis Mappers, etc.
  • Infrastrucure Owners & Operators - Railroads, Airports, Utility Providers, Water & Wastewater Providers, etc.
  • Private Sector - Only available to event sponsors. 

*Due to space limitations, registering does not guarantee a seat. You will receive a decision notification via email within two weeks of submitting your initial registration request. Hotel room block information will be provided via email to all approved participants.

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Why Participate?

  • Join leading local, state, and Federal public safety agencies that are charting new ground for how GIS can be applied to enhance preparedness.
  • It's the only free public safety GIS Summit developed by and for the public safety community.
  • New to GIS? Develop an understanding and gain skills to help bring GIS into your agency's operations.
  • Experienced with GIS? Solve real problems and build relationships necessary to take your agency's GIS to the next level.
  • Manager or Commander? Learn how and why to use GIS as a decision support tool.
  • Attend the exclusive Reception for NAPSG's Awards for Excellence in Public Safety GIS!

Questions? Contact the Organizers

Event logistics, registration, hotels and other general inquiries:
Angela Pervel
NAPSG Foundation
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Tel. 202-895-1711

Agenda, speaking, and sponsorships:
Rebecca Harned
NAPSG Foundation
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Tel. 202-895-1711