The goal was to further promote the acceptance of social media by governments and emergency management officials and showcase the powerful force-multiplying effects that digital volunteers can bring to the table.
Putting together an event like that is never easy but our team (Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services + Public Safety Canada + University of Toronto) was able to attract relevant and respected speakers which included, among others:
- Shayne Adamski from FEMA (@shayneadamski)
- Chris Stelmarski (then from DHS) (@ski)
- Doug Allport from MASAS
- Lance Valcour from CITIG (@lance_valcour)
- Jason Cameron from the City of Calgary (@jayCyyc)