Spring Symposium

Spring Symposium

Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium

Each spring, CCM along with the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) attract hundreds of local public safety officials and others responsible for responding to mass emergencies. This is the only statewide municipal government event that offers a full day of informative workshops, interactive discussions, networking opportunities, and vendors showcasing relevant products and services.

Save the Date!  The 2017 Symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 25th.  More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

2017 Registration Information back to top

Attendee registration for the 2017 CT Emergency Management Symposium has now reached maximum capacity!  Click here to be added to our waitlist.

2017 Preliminary Agenda back to top

This is subject to change. Check back here for updates.

8:00 am - 8:45 am       
Registration.  Visit the exhibit hall.
8:45 am - 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance
Welcome and Introductory Comments
Master of Ceremonies, William J. Hacket, State Emergency Management Director/Acting Deputy Commissioner, DESPP/DEMHS
Opening Remarks

  • Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman
  • Joseph DeLong, CCM Executive Director
  • DESPP Commissioner Dora Schriro
  • DPH Commissioner Raul Pino
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Opioid Crisis and Response in Connecticut
New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)

  • Kelsey Opozda, Public Health Analyst
  • Robert Lawlor, CT Drug Intelligence Officer

Department of Public Health

  • Raffaella Coler, Director, Office of Emergency Medical Services
10:00 am - 10:30 am

DPH Initiatives: Mass Fatality Exercise, Plan and Family Assistance Center Annex

  • Jonathan Best, Director, DPH Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
10:30 am - 11:00 am Break.  Visit the exhibit hall.
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Communications—Everbridge Emergency Notification System, FirstNet Update

  • William Turley, DESPP/DEMHS Emergency Management Program Specialist
  • Joseph Sastre, Director, Groton Office of Emergency Management

    FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee

11:30 am - 12:00 pm            

Current Emergency Management Initiatives (Crumbling Foundations, Drought, Avian Flu, State Hazard Mitigation Plan, School Security)

  • Brenda Berggeron, DESPP/DEMHS Legal Advisor
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch.  Visit the exhibit hall.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cybersecurity Initiatives and Status in Connecticut

  • Arthur House, CT Chief Cyber Security Officer
  • Brett Paradis, CT Intelligence Center (CTIC)
  • Lt. Shawn Corey, CTIC Director, CT State Police
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Current Local Deliverables and Deadlines — Rolling out the “Blue Sheet”

  • Mike Caplet, DESPP/DEMHS Region 4 Coordinator
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Break.  Visit the exhibit hall.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

As Hurricane Season Approaches: Hurrevac Next Generation and This Year's Forecast

  • Robert Hallowell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Doug Glowacki, DESPP/DEMHS Emergency Management Program Specialist
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Grants Update (EMPG, SHGP, Complex Coordinator Terrorist Attack Grant Application)

  • Rita Stewart, Emergency Management Program Supervisor
  • Doug Glowacki, DESPP/DEMHS Emergency Management Program Specialist

2017 Exhibitors and Supporters back to top

2017 Exhibitor and Supporter Information is now available! 

Click here for information on becoming an exhibitor.

Click here for information on becoming a supporter.

Attendees, click here to view the list of companies who will be there showcasing their products and services.

2016 Symposium Photos back to top

2016 Presentations back to top