2020 National CERT Conference

7/13/2020 - 7/18/2020 • OASIS Convention Center 2546 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
The 2020 National CERT Conference will bring together thousands of people who all have one goal: a Vision for the Future of CERT. Members from the public and private sector, as well as many trained volunteers will join together to renew the focus of CERT. This partnership reflects one of the most diverse, yet unified groups of dedicated public servants. It is vital that we continue to grow in numbers, partnerships and knowledge. The 2020 CERT Conference will offer an open environment for personal and collaborative efforts, as well as increasing knowledge in available technology and networking, all in an effort to grow our vision: a Vision for the Future.
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Schedule

  • 13 July
  • 14 July
  • 15 July
  • 16 July
  • 17 July
  • 18 July

Amateur Radio Technician Class

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Train the Trainer L-428

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

CERT Program Manager L-427

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Building a Road Map to Resilience L-426

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Roadmap to Resilience

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Amateur Radio Technician Class

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

Train the Trainer L-428

09:00 AM 04:00 PM

CERT PROGRAM MANAGER L-427

09:00 AM 04:00 PM

Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters G4589

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Exhibitor Set Up

01:00 PM 05:00 PM

Welcome Reception

05:30 PM 08:30 PM

Opening Plenary Session

08:30 AM 10:00 AM

KeyNote Speaker

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Conference Group Photo and Exhibitor Time

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Awards Ceremony and Lunch

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Breakouts

01:30 PM 03:00 PM

Advanced Training

01:30 PM 05:00 PM

Break- Exhibitors

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Breakouts

03:30 PM 05:00 PM

Evening Event

06:00 PM 10:00 PM

Hospitality

06:00 PM 10:00 PM

Key Note

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Advanced Training

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

Advanced Functional Exercise/Working Lunch

12:00 PM 05:00 PM

Mike Thiemann

BREAK

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Evening Event

06:00 PM 10:00 PM

Hospitality

06:00 PM 10:00 PM

Closing Plenary

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Speakers

Scott Barthelmass

Chairman
St Louis Area Regional Response System Citizen Preparedness Committee
Adapting and Customizing  the CERT Program to your Community.

Les Boatright

Assistant EMD
Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency
Electric and Gas Safety for Disaster Response

James Cunningham

Collier County, Florida Sheriff's Dept.

Teresa Greenhalgh

Program Manager
SDCFA CERT- SO. Division
Creative Community Outreach: CERT's Changing Role in Emergency Preparedness Education

Michael Mabee

Manager of Souhegan CERT and Researcher for the Secure The Grid Coalition.
The Calvary Is Not Coming!

Dr. Steve Martin

Chaplain/ Professor at College of the Ozarks
Self Care for Volunteers

Andrew McCullough

Manager Volunteer Experiance at NSW SES
NSW State Emergency Service, Australia

Debi Meeds

American Red Cross
  1. How to establish  community collaborative/partnerships  and why they are important for communities.

Wyatt Reed

FEMA Region 6 Youth Preparedness Council Co-Chair,State Co -Chair Arkansas Youth Preparedness Council
Greene County, Arkansas OEM
Youth Preparedness and its Purpose

Mike Thiemann

Division Chief
Metro-West Fire Protection District

17 July

Elliott Data Systems

FEMA

SEMA

Merit

Presenting Sponsor

Convoy of Hope

Non-Profit

Elliott Data Systems

MERIT

Presenting SPONSOR

Amateur Radio Technician Class

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) ares_cl.jpg
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

Train the Trainer L-428

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

CERT Program Manager L-427

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Building a Road Map to Resilience L-426

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Roadmap to Resilience

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Amateur Radio Technician Class

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) ares_cl.jpg
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

Train the Trainer L-428

09:00 AM 04:00 PM

CERT PROGRAM MANAGER L-427

09:00 AM 04:00 PM

Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters G4589

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Exhibitor Set Up

01:00 PM 05:00 PM

Exhibitors may set up anytime between 1 and 5. Please contact  Jason Anderson if you do not receive a map and location of your booth.

Jason Anderson    jasonanderson@convoyofhope.org

Welcome Reception

05:30 PM 08:30 PM

 Welcome Reception designed to give everyone a chance to meet our amazing vendors and sponsors prior to the Conference . Finger foods and drinks will be available for an evening of introductions, meeting new teammates and networking.

Opening Plenary Session

08:30 AM 10:00 AM Grand Ballroom

Presentation of Colors
National Anthem
Welcome Messages from the Governor of Missouri
Welcome Message from 2020 national CERT Conference Planning Team
Welcome Massage from  Conference Presenting Sponsor Merit.

KeyNote Speaker

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Conference Group Photo and Exhibitor Time

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Awards Ceremony and Lunch

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Breakouts

01:30 PM 03:00 PM

Advanced Training

01:30 PM 05:00 PM

Break- Exhibitors

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Breakouts

03:30 PM 05:00 PM

Evening Event

06:00 PM 10:00 PM

Hospitality

06:00 PM 10:00 PM

Key Note

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Advanced Training

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

Advanced Functional Exercise/Working Lunch

12:00 PM 05:00 PM

Speakers

BREAK

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Evening Event

06:00 PM 10:00 PM

Hospitality

06:00 PM 10:00 PM

Closing Plenary

01:00 PM 02:00 PM