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Earthquake 2013 Business Preparedness Summit

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October 11, 2013, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Presentation at The Aspiration Dome at Juniper Networks

Event location:
The Aspiration Dome at Juniper Networks
1081 Innovation Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94089 (Map)

Event Contact:
Susan Garcia, Bay Area Earthquake Alliance,, 650-239-9190

Bay Area Earthquake Alliance members and residents of the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to attend the "Earthquake 2013 Preparedness Summit" on Friday, October 11th. To make our cities more resilient, we need to make our economy more resilient, by ensuring that large and small businesses can survive and recover rapidly from damaging earthquakes. Rebuilding after a disaster requires materials, jobs, and infrastructure. The Summit provides a great opportunity to learn more about preparedness and how businesses and residents can be earthquake ready! Help us spread the word and invite a business friend to participate!

Full Description:

7:30 AM Registration (refreshments and breakfast pastries will be provided)

8:30 AM Opening Remarks – Delivered by Juniper Networks

8:45 AM Business Preparedness 101-7 Steps to Earthquake Safety – Brent Rapport, Fire Captain and President, Response Life Safety

9:30 AM What’s the Law? Code Compliance and Non-Structural Systems – Maryann Phipps, Structural Engineer President, Estructure

10:15 AM Engineered Fastening Solutions for Businesses – Michael Essrig, President & CEO, SAFE-T-PROOF

10:30 AM Break

10:50 AM Beyond the Mandate – John Mentzer, Partner and Vice President, ETC Building & Design, Inc.

11:20 AM What’s the Problem? The Earthquake Threat to Bay Area Businesses – Dr. Jack Boatwright, Senior Seismologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

12:00 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Simple Solutions to Complex Business Challenges – David Silberman, Director of Health & Safety Programs, Stanford School of Medicine

2:15 PM Base Isolation for Tabletop Equipment – Akira Tejima, Engineering Manager, THK America, Inc.
Quake Escape – Earthquake Light – Gene Rosenthal, President, Aptos Design Labs USA, Inc.
Employee Readiness at Home – Tips and Tricks – Trish Granholm also known as “The Earthquake Lady”

3:00 PM Break

3:20 PM Risk Reduction and Non-Structural Systems – Peter Yanev – Keynote Speaker, Author and Earthquake Engineer

4:05 PM Panel Discussion and Q & A

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