Monday, May 8

TimeEventLocation
8:00 am - 12:00 pmBonus Outreach Event: TRANSCAER Rail Safety Training (Morning Session)
Curtis Myson, Dangerous Goods Specialist, Railway Association of Canada & Dustin Ritter, Hazardous Materials Officer, CP Rail
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 252
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmBonus Outreach Event: TRANSCAER Rail Safety Training (Afternoon Session)
Curtis Myson, Dangerous Goods Specialist, Railway Association of Canada & Dustin Ritter, Hazardous Materials Officer, CP Rail
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
Shuttle service available from Banff Centre to Fire Hall

* Note: Registrants are responsible for getting to and from this offsite outreach event. It is taking place near the Fenland’s Arena on the North side of the railway tracks, where they cross Banff Avenue. Please arrive 30 mins prior to session start time for check-in.

Tuesday, May 9

TimeEventLocation
7:30 am - 4:00 pmRegistration Open for Full Conference RegistrantsMax Bell Building, Central Foyer
7:30 am - 9:00 amBreakfast
Sponsored by Alberta Energy Regulator
Kinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall
9:00 am - 10:30 amPanel Discussion: NRCAER Panel Discussion,
Iain Bushell, Strathcona County Fire Chief &
Stan Norlander, Emergency Preparedness & Security Manager Agrium
Max Bell Building, Auditorium
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
Sponsored by Enbridge
Max Bell Building, Central Foyer
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPanel Discussion Debrief: Interactive Conversation following the NRCAER Panel Discussion
Nadine Riopel, Professional Connector, Nadine Riopel Professional Services
Kinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
Sponsored by EPCOR
Kinnear 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 Break
Sponsored by Enbridge
Max Bell Building, Central Foyer
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Session A

Strategic Planning for Your Organization’s Risk Management
Kim Irving, CEO, ERMC
Max Bell Building, Room 252
Not Just "Another" Snow Day!
Karen-Denise Cyr, Director, Operations, Emergency and Continuity Management Program, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Max Bell Building, Room 253
Panel Discussion: Pipeline Security Management
Patrick Smyth, Vice President, Safety & Engineering, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association; Bill Isaacs, President, Crisis Leadership Ltd.; Kevin Senio, Security Coordinator, Kinder Morgan Canada; Brian Lamond, Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Security, Spectra Energy
Max Bell Building, Auditorium
4:30 pm onwardsFree evenings

Wednesday, May 10

TimeEventLocation
7:30 am - 9:00 amBreakfast
Sponsored by DRI Canada
Kinnear Hall, Husky Great Hall
9:00 am - 12:00 pmPanel Discussion: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Fires
Dana Woodworth, Vice-President, NOR-EX Engineering; Alan Westhaver, Owner, ForestWise Environmental Consulting Ltd.; Melanie Soler, Associate Vice President, Disaster Management Alberta, Canadian Red Cross; Shane Schreiber, Managing Director, AEMA; Nathan Carter, Vice President, Edmonton Region Operations, ATCO Gas Distribution Division
Max Bell Building, Auditorium
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee BreakMax Bell Building, Central Foyer
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
Sponsored by CEPA
Kinnear 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 252
Improving the Emergency Management System – Working Together to Improve Emergency Response for Federally Regulated Pipelines
Graham Gibson, Emergency Management Specialist, National Energy Board
Max Bell Building, Room Auditorium
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 Planning
Graeme Burns, Communications Consultant
Max Bell Building, Auditorium
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 252
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, Auditorium
TRANSCAER Presentation
Randy Mak, Hydrocarbon Products Technician, TRANSCAER & Curtis Myson, Dangerous Goods Specialist, Railway Association of Canada
Max Bell Building, Room 252
Responsible Care® Delivering Safety Improvements for 30 Years
Luc Robitaille, Vice President, Responsible Care, Chemical Industry Association of Canada
Max Bell Building, Room 253
6:30 pm - 9:30 pmDon't Miss! Disaster Forum Dinner, Family Feud & Name that Tune!Kinnear Centre, Husky Great Hall

* Shuttle bus will take delegates to and from the offsite exercise

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 252
Auditing as a Tool to Improve Performance
Mark Schwarz, Independent Consultant, Retired from NOVA Chemicals
Max Bell Building, Room 253
Disaster Proofing Canada: Lessons Learned from the Fort McMurray Wildfires
Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western & Pacific, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Max Bell Building, Room Auditorium
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, Auditorium
Maintaining your Emergency Management Program – Keeping it up in Tough Times
Paul Riopel, Owner, ERMC
Max Bell Building, Room 252
Development of an Emergency Management Strategy for Canada
Ryan Hunt, Acting Director, Strategic Policy, Emergency Management and Programs Branch, Public Safety Canada
Max Bell Building, Room 253
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