Come meet our featured speakers and get an autographed copy of their best-selling books. IAEM Store is located in EMEX.
Tuesday, October 23rd
9:30am – 10:15am
Station Blackout: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Recovery
Chuck Casto, is one of our featured spotlight session speakers on Tuesday morning at 8:00am. His book is being debuted for IAEM attendees prior to its release in late 2018. In Station Blackout, Chuck Casto, the foremost authority on responding to nuclear disasters, shares his first-hand account of how he led the collaborative team of Japanese and American experts that faced the challenges of Fukushima. Mr. Casto was the person the Tokyo Electric Power Company called for help in March 2011, after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, followed by a 45-foot high tsunami, engulfed the nuclear power plant known as Fukushima Daiichi, knocking out electrical power and all the reactors’ safety systems. A lifetime of working in the nuclear industry prepared Mr. Casto to manage this extreme crisis, lessons that apply to every crisis situation for all emergency managers..
Heather Beal, CEM
Elephant Wind, Tummy Rumble Quake and Lions, Leopards, and Storms, Oh My!: A Thunderstorm Safety Book
Tummy Rumble Quake & Elephant Wind have both received medals in the prestigious 2018 Readers’ Favorite Award Contest! Lions, Leopards, and Storms, Oh My!: A Thunderstorm Safety Book was recently released in June of 2018. Both English and Spanish copies will be available. Heather is the Chair of the IAEM-USA Children and Disasters Caucus and a military veteran with over 23 years of crisis management and operational planning experience.
3:30pm – 4:15pm
On the Verge
Rebecca is our plenary speaker on Tuesday at 2:30pm. On the Verge is a landmark examination of big-picture forces affecting society today. According to Costa, advances in Big Data, predictive analytics, genomics, artificial intelligence, and other breakthroughs have made it possible to pinpoint future results with mind-blowing accuracy—cracking the door to what Costa calls predaptation: the ability to adapt before the fact. Never before has the information needed to avert danger, get the jump ahead of others, or prepare for the inevitable been so clearly within grasp.