The 2017 Severe Weather Preparedness program
March 17th in Dallas, TX
 
The Severe Weather Preparedness Training is an advanced, 1-day training program where participants learn information about all aspects of severe and threatening weather. 
 
Severe Weather Experts, Professional Meteorologists, and Venue Managers in coordination with Professional Sports Leagues equip attendees with proven practices on identification, messaging, media communication, and how the law imposes a duty of care and how it affects venues.
 

SWP 2017 Schedule coming soon!

Check out the 2016 Schedule below.
 


SWP 2016 Schedule

Schedule is subject to change
 
Friday, February 26
 
7-8am
  Registration
8-8:15am 
  
Welcome & Introductions
8:15-9:15am
 
 
 
Identifying and Understanding Venue and Event Weather Hazards and Resources to Mitigate Risks
Janice Bunting, executive director, National Weather Association
9:30-10:30am
 
 
  
The Use of Weather Science to Manage Extreme Weather Risks to Venues
Mike Smith, senior vice president and chief innovation officer executive, AccuWeather
 
10:45-11:45am
 
 
Stimulate Thinking and Severe Weather Planning for Low Frequency/High Impact Events
Mike Smith, senior vice president and chief innovation officer executive, AccuWeather
11:45am-12:45pm 
  
Lunch
12:45-1:45pm
 
 
Weather and Warning Communications
Mike Smith, senior vice president and chief innovation officer executive, AccuWeather
2-3pm
 
  
Media Crisis Plans
Jeff Crilley, former TV reporter, president, Real News PR
3:00-3:15pm
 
 
Coffee & Refreshments 
3:15-4:15pm 
 
  
 
Professional Leagues: Industry Roundtable
(Moderator) Billy Langenstein, director event services, U.S. Bank Stadium 
Sal DeAngelis, director, operations/security, Philadelphia Phillies
Andy Major, vice president, operations and guest experience, Buffalo Bills
Ed Klima, CEM, senior director of public safety & track operations, Dover International Speedway & Dover Downs Hotel & Casino 
Steve Olson, senior director corporate security at PGA Tour

 
4:30-5:30pm
 
 
 
 
Legal Considerations
Joseph E. Sampson, partner, McCathern, PLLC
Ty M. Sheaks, partner, McCathern, PLLC
 
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