Monday, May 8

TimeEventLocation
8:00 am - 12:00 pmBonus Outreach Event: TRANSCAER Rail Safety Training (Morning Session)
Randy Mak & Curtis Myson TRANSCAER
Off Site
9:00 am - 4:30 pmPre-Conference Workshop: Leading During a Crisis
Bill Isaacs, President of Crisis Leadership Ltd.
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmBonus Outreach Event: TRANSCAER Rail Safety Training (Afternoon Session)
Randy Mak & Curtis Myson TRANSCAER
Off Site
10:30 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break
(Pre-Conference workshop participants only)
Max Bell Building, Central Foyer
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Pre-Conference workshop participants only)Vista's Dining Room
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmRegistration Opens for Full Conference Participants
(All registered delegates)
Professional Development Centre Lobby
3:00 pm - 3:20 pmCoffee Break
(Pre-Conference workshop participants only)
Max Bell Building, Central Foyer
4:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree Time
7:30 pm - 10:00 pmWelcome Reception at Banff Fire Hall
(Full conference registrants only)
Banff Fire Hall

Tuesday, May 9

TimeEventLocation
7:30 am - 4:00 pmRegistration Open for Full Conference RegistrantsMax Bell Building, Central Foyer
7:30 am - 9:00 amBreakfastKinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall
9:00 am - 10:30 amPanel Discussion: NRCAER Panel - NRCAER,
North East Community Awareness and Emergency Response is the leading emergency preparedness and response mutual aid organization in Alberta. Formed in 1991, NRCAER was conceived as a partnership between industries and municipalities northeast of Edmonton. This session will illustrate the origins of NRCAER, the successes and challenges that this group has faced in its’ 26-year history.

Iain Bushell, Strathcona County Fire Chief &
Stan Norlander, Emergency Preparedness & Security Manager Agrium
Max Bell Building, Auditorium
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee BreakMax Bell Building, Central Foyer
11:00 am - 12:30 pmWorld Cafe: Interactive Conversation following the NRCAER Panel Discussion
Nadine Riopel
Kinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunchKinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmKeynote Presentation: The Psychology of the Lone Actor extremist - the threat in North America
Peter Collins, Operational Forensic Psychiatrist, Ontario Provincial Police
Max Bell Building, Auditorium
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmCoffee BreakMax Bell Building, Central Foyer
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Session A

Improving the Emergency Management System –
Working Together to Improve Emergency Response for Federally Regulated Pipelines

Kent Lien, Tech Leader & Graham Gibson,
Emergency Management Specialist,
National Energy Board
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
Panel Discussion: Pipeline Security Management
Patrick Smyth, Vice President, Safety & Engineering,
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
Integrating Technology Into Emergency Response
Gord Winkel, Professor and Director, University of Alberta
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
4:30 pm onwardsFree evenings

Wednesday, May 10

TimeEventLocation
7:30 am - 9:00 amBreakfastKinnear Hall, Husky Great Hall
9:00 am - 12:00 pmPanel Discussion:
Panel - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Fires – Lessons from Slave Lake, Southern Alberta Floods being applied to recovery in Ft. McMurray. The Panel of experts will discuss the state of recovery, how it is being done, and what lies ahead.
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee BreakMax Bell Building, Central Foyer
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunchKinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions B

Town of Banff ExerciseOffsite
A Journey from a BIA to BCMS: A Strategic Investment
Barry Huybens, Managing Director, iStrategic Advisors Inc.
Max Bell Building,Room TBC
Strategic Planning for Your Organization's Risk Management
Kim Irving, CEO, ERMC
Max Bell Building,Room TBC
2:00 pm - 2:15 pmCoffee BreakMax Bell Building,Central Foyer
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Session C

Town of Banff ExerciseOffsite
Telling Your Story: An Essential Part of Emergency PlanningMax Bell Building,Room TBC
A Partnerships Approach: Canadian Red Cross as an Auxiliary to Government
Melanie Soler, Associate Vice President, Disaster Management Alberta, Canadian Red Cross
Max Bell Building,Room TBC
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmCoffee BreakMax Bell Building,Central Foyer
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Concurrent Session D

ASERT 10 Years On...
Martin Bundred, Emergency Response Officer, Alberta
Environment and Parks
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
TRANSCAER Presentation
Randy Mak & Curtis Myson TRANSCAER
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
3rd Session TBC
TBC
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
6:30 pm - 9:30 pmDon't Miss! Disaster Forum Dinner, Family Feud & Name that Tune!Kinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall

Thursday, May 11

TimeEventLocation
7:30 am - 9:00 amBreakfastKinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Concurrent Session E

Examining Resilience and How to Apply it in Risk Management
Charles Bowerman, Planner - Continuity & Risk Reduction, Emergency Management Agency,
City of Calgary
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
Auditing as a Tool to Improve Performance
Mark Schwarz, Independent Consultant, Retired from Nova Chemicals
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
Disaster Proofing Canada: Lessons Learned from the Fort McMurray Wildfires
Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western & Pacific, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
10:00 am - 10:15 amCoffee BreakMax Bell Building, Central Foyer
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Concurrent Session F

Public Alerting: Action-Reaction
Tim Trytten, AEA/GIS Coordinator, Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
Maintaining your Emergency Management Program – Keeping it up in Tough Times
Paul Riopel, Owner, ERMC
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
Third Session
TBC
Max Bell Building, Room TBC
11:15 am - 11:30 amCoffee BreakMax Bell Building, Central Foyer
11:30 am - 12:30 pmKeynote Session: Why Some Homes Survived: Learning from the Fort McMurray Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Disaster
Alan Westhaver, Owner, ForestWise Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Max Bell Building, Auditorium
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunchKinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall