19th Annual “Earthquakes:  Mean Business”


To be held Friday, February 3, 2012, at Saint Louis University


            The 19th annual “Earthquakes:  Mean Business” event will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012, at Saint Louis University.  The purpose of the program is to increase awareness of earthquake hazards and earthquake risks in the central US and how business and government can better prepare. 


            “Earthquakes:  Mean Business” is especially planned for those in the public and private sector who are interested in earthquake hazards, earthquake risks, risk mitigation, business continuity, emergency planning, emergency management, and business continuity.


            In the morning, speakers will address engineering, planning, geoscience, and risk management of the central US earthquake issue.  Confirmed speakers include:


·       Chris Poland, PE, SE, Chief Executive Officer of Degenkolb Engineers; Oakland, Calif.;


·       Dr. Lucy Arendt; Organizational Strategic Management; University of Wisconsin, Green Bay;


·       Dr. Sandra Knight, PE; FEMA Deputy Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administrator; Washington, DC;


·       Dr. Mary Lou Zoback; Consulting Professor; Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.; and US Geological Survey (retired).


            There will be a selection of break-out sessions in the afternoon.  St. Louis University’s Earthquake Center will also be open for tours throughout the afternoon.


There will be exhibit booths that will provide additional information and handouts on the central US earthquake issue.   Saint Louis University will also award CEUs or PDHs to participants.  Registration, which includes lunch, parking, exhibits, and CEUs / PDHs, is $95.00.


            Please help get the word out:  share this invitation with others you know who may be interested, including co-workers, industry peers, local professional associations, as well as your professional network.


            To register, please visit http://www.cvent.com/events/earthquakes-mean-business-2012/event-summary-dae7fa1644c84f93ada7af6df4f3e5a7.aspx and follow the prompts.


            If you have questions about the program or registration, please contact Amanda Pope at apope @ slu.edu