FOND DU LAC, Wis. -
Marian University will present the second annual Homeland Security Symposium, "Decades of
Disaster-What has Wisconsin Learned?" at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, November 17 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Homeland Security Symposium will focus on the impact that disasters have on our communities and the homeland security posture of Wisconsin, and will share the realms of prevention, response and recovery that still need improvement. After a decade of natural disasters in Wisconsin, and despite homeland security being the nation's number one priority since 2001, there are still many realms of prevention, response and recovery that need improvement.
The symposium will highlight keynote speaker Steve Recca, deputy director of the Center for Homeland Security and Defense at the United States Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Recca consults worldwide on the topic of disaster preparedness and response.
The Institute invites community leaders, business professionals, students and the general public to attend and share their ideas and insight on state and local emergency preparedness during a series of break-out sessions focused on: Public Health, Mental Health, Public Safety, Government Preparedness, the Private Sector and Critical Infrastructure. Session facilitators will present group findings and Marian University's Institute for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will compile the findings for immediate action by academic, government and private sector stakeholders.
The Homeland Security Symposium is sponsored by Marian University's Institute for Homeland Security and Emergency
Registration is free and a light lunch will be provided; however, pre-registration is required. Register today for the symposium at: www.marianuniversity.edu/homelandsecurity