Nineteen Speakers Announced

events Jul 05, 2019


The Social for Safety Conference ran a "Call for Speakers" from May 28 - June 14, 2019 seeking proposals from industry professionals and social media thought leaders to share their knowledge and lessons learned with public safety communicators.

See our initial speaker lineup below! Please view our Speakers page often as many more sessions will be added as we continue to confirm speakers. 

  • DHS Social Media Emergency Management Guidance Tool, Lauren Lane, Corner Alliance, representing Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate 
  • First Amendment Issues Facing Public Safety on Social, Mark Weaver, Communications Counsel
  • Fix Social Media Accessibility Errors Before the Next Crisis, Cecelia Warren & Emily Allen, Maryland Department of Disabilities & Maryland Center for School Safety
  • How to Create a Graphic Calendar to Communicate Preparedness #ReadyYearRound, Laura Mellem, New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, LA
  • Panel: Incorporating Social Media in Emergency Training Exercises
    Amanda King, City of Fort Collins, CO
    Michelle Bird, Larimer County, CO
    Kate Kimble, Fort Collins Police Services, CO
    Annie Bierbower, Poudre Fire Authority, CO
  • Panel: Maximizing News Media Relationships in Emergencies
    Moderator: Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Department, CA
    Hadley Mayes, Ada County Paramedics, ID 
    Carolyn Callahan, WLKY TV, CBS Louisville, KY
    Jordan J.T. Yuodis, Jefferson County Fire, KY
  • Navigating Negative Social Media Comments, Katie Nelson & Chris Hsiung, Mountain View Police Department, CA
  • Public Safety Employees on Social Media: Policies, Training & Enforcement, Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink, P.C.
  • Social Media for Countering False Information, Holly Hardin & Mark Basnight, Argonne National Lab
  • Techniques for Live & Produced Video from the EOC/JIC, Kerry Shearer, Kerry Shearer Enterprises
  • Telling Your Story for Successful Social Recruitment, Chief Doug Shoemaker, Grand Junction Police Department, CO

 All public safety communicators are encouraged to attend the Social for Safety Conference, including public information officers, public affairs specialists, emergency managers, officers, firefighters, dispatch supervisors, first responders, government leaders and any public sector professionals interested in learning more about social media in emergencies.  

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