Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 15:12:56 -0700
Reply-To: Jim Kapin <jim**At_Symbol_Here**>
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From: Jim Kapin <jim**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: San Francisco Disaster Symposium (James Lee Witt and speaker

From Ruth Hathaway - 


Two items both regarding the Disaster Recovery Symposium


1. We had a speaker withdraw who was going to talk about the legal 

implications/impact for companies/businesses that fail to plan for and 

mitigate in disasters. Does anyone know someone that would be willing to 

speak on this. It is on Thursday morning.


2. FYI to all of you. If you know anyone that would be interested in hearing

James Lee Witt, Former Director of FEMA, he will be talking Thurs afternoon 

in SF. CHAS gets headcount money for this session. Attached is the ad.


Ruth Hathaway



ACS National Meeting Features International Leader in Disaster Management on
Thursday, September 14, at the Moscone Center

Thursday, September 14, 2006, 1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Moscone Center, Room

Former FEMA Director James Lee Witt will deliver a keynote address on
responses by the federal government and by the private sector to natural
disasters at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San
Francisco.  Witt will appear during the capstone session of a four-day
symposium on natural disaster recovery and prevention at the Moscone Center,
Room 300.  The week of scientific talks from Monday, September 11, through
Thursday, September 14, will highlight the scientific impact and follow-up
to last year's devastating hurricanes.


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