Conference Tracks

Five Key Focal Points the

Summit Aims to Address:

Transportation

Our Conference aims to tackle safety issues in transportation from a number of angles. We will have the CEO of Miller Ingenuity moderating a panel on the future of rail industry safety and infrastructure. We are also pleased to host, along with the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, Kinshasa engineer Therese Izay. She will discuss her invention of the traffic robots, which have been folded into daily life in the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Other transportation topics include a breakout discussion on Distracted Driving, led by Joel Feldman, founder of the Casey Feldman Foundation. He has also been partnering with Safe America Foundation to teach safe driving techniques to teens. We also will hear from Henk Hesselink of the Netherlands Research Center about his idea to engineer circular runways. Could this be the future of Air transport all over the world?

Transportation

Community

The Summit will address many issues facing the health and safety of our communities. We are excited to partner with Operation Hope to discuss their work with youth to promote education and empowerment in underserved communities, in Atlanta and all over the country. We will also hear about and discuss one of the biggest public health crises of our time: the opioid epidemic. We will also discuss our current collaboration with the VA and hear about issues affecting our veterans. During our Kickoff Reception at the College Football Hall of Fame, Olympic Medalist Nancy Hogshead-Makar will speak about her work with Champion Women to stop the sexual abuse of female athletes. Lastly we will conduct an active shooter drill during Saturday's "Training Camp" day, so we can be better prepared for these threats.

Community

Disasters

How we can all be better prepared for disasters is timely.  In the wake of the flooding in Houston, we gather together to discuss disaster response and recovery. The esteemed Lt. Gen. Russell Honore', who was instrumental in the recovery after Hurricane Katrina, will give a keynote speech on how we can bet better prepared when catastrophe strikes. We will also hear from Joe Ruiz, who is the Director of UPS's Humanitarian Relief and Resiliency Program, as well as Casey Ateah from the Department of Homeland Security, will speak on disaster response. Other speakers include Chloe Demrovsky of the Disaster Recovery Institute and Kathy Fulton of the American Logistics Aid Network. Carlos Glatt will reveal his Glatt Stoves which are a cheap, innovative,  sustainable product that will change how we source food in disasters.

Disaster

Global

Our conference also aims to inform on issues that are broader than our immediate communities, in Atlanta, in Georgia, or even nationally. We also are working to combat issues that are issues around the world. On Thursday morning during our Conference, we set aside time to discuss the issue of Human Trafficking. We have put together an incredible panel of those who are currently working to stop slavery and human trafficking. Another global issue we will touch upon during the Summit is the problem of climate change. Waters are rising, storms are getting stronger, so what can we do? Gary Lawrence of Envirodynamix will speak about how we can build more sustainable communities in the future.

Global

Cyber

As we become an increasingly electronically dependent world, we need to consider how to protect our personal and financial information online. SunTrust will speak about the steps we can take to protect our livelihoods. However, systems beyond our personal information are dependent on cyber networks and the internet. Our power grids, governments, and businesses are dependent on them as well. Harold Wolpert and Jessica Robinson will take us through a cyber exercise that can teach us how to be more protected to hacking, but also how to utilize a software Mr. Wolpert has developed to be more resilient to disasters. Phil Swarbrick will also lead an interactive Cyber safety game on Saturday during Training Camp.

Technology

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