The NDEM Expo & ISC East Keynote Series will help you gain new perspectives and arm you with the information you need to lead our industry into the future. See below for more information on this year’s high-profile Keynote Series speakers and don’t forget to watch this year’s Day 2 Keynote – now available on-demand!

Day 1 Keynote: TCS New York City Marathon: Insights on Race Operations, Public Safety and Integrated Security Solutions

Wednesday, November 17 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Featuring: Ted Metellus, Vice President of Events and Race Director of the TCS New York City Marathon, New York Road Runners, Todd Metro, Head of Safety & Security, New York Road Runners

A year after canceling the 2020 race because of the coronavirus pandemic, New York Road Runners (NYRR), the nonprofit organization which puts on the TCS New York City Marathon, will return to commemorate the race’s 50th running. In pre-pandemic years, the iconic New York sporting event attracts 53,000 runners from across the globe making it the largest marathon in the world. The challenge of securing a 26.2 mile city-scape road race requires extensive planning, training, and collaboration among event operators, public safety departments, private business owners and community partners, and other event stakeholders. In this keynote session, Ted Metellus, Vice President of Events and Race Director, and Todd Metro, Head of Safety and Security, for TCS New York City Marathon, NYRR, will share insights on effectively managing safety and security operations for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon. They will focus on the TCS’s utilization of technology for enhancing health and life safety protocols, emergency preparedness strategies and highlight the effective public-private partnerships that contribute to a safe and successful event.

*Open to all NDEM Expo and ISC East badge holders. 

Day 2 Keynote: Emergency Management: A View From The Top

Thursday, November 18 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Featuring: Craig Fugate, Former FEMA Administrator under Barack Obama, Craig Fugate Consulting LLC, Peter Gaynor, Former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security and Former FEMA Administrator under Donald Trump, Senior Vice President and Director, National Resilience Response and Recovery Programs, The LiRo Group

Moderator: Todd De Voe, Host, NDEM's Prepare.Respond.Recover Podcast, EM Weekly, Business Continuity Today

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work for the President of the United States? 

Leadership is the core of Emergency Management. Todd De Voe, Craig Fugate, and Pete Gaynor take center stage at the Natural Disaster and Emergency Management Expo for a captivating conversation on what it is like to work for the President of the United States. Both speakers will share eye opening experiences from two of the nation’s top agencies: FEMA and DHS. Craig Fugate and Pete Gaynor have both served as FEMA Administrators and Mr. Gaynor also served as the acting Secretary of Homeland Security. Join us in-person or virtually for a truly unique experience to hear insights from national emergency management leaders who have worked on both sides of the political aisle. The keynote session will be moderated by EM Weekly’s podcast and webinars host, Todd De Voe.

*Open to all NDEM Expo and ISC East badge holders.

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