FEMA Think Tank Call Meeting


Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)


Location:  Y-12 New Hope Center, 602 Scarboro Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Overview Description:


The FEMA Think Tank is a mechanism to formally collect, discuss, evaluate, and develop innovative ideas in the emergency management community - state, local, and tribal governments, as well as  members of the public, including the private sector, the disability community, and volunteer groups. It ensures whole community partners and federal employees are motivated and encouraged to innovate, actively solicit and discuss ideas, and oversee the implementation of promising ideas.


The FEMA Think Tank is designed to act as a forum where good ideas are shared, discussed, and become innovative solutions.  There are currently two components to the think tank.  The first, an online component, can be accessed at any time at, http://fema.ideascale.com.  The second component is a conference call that includes both a nationwide telephone audience and an audience at the FEMA Think Tank Call site.  This second component is described in more detail at the following website:  http://www.fema.gov/fema-think-tank.


A FEMA Think Tank Call was conducted on Wednesday afternoon, September 25, 2013 from 1:00 pm eastern time to 2:30 pm at the Y-12 New Hope Center, 602 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830.  Following the 90-minute call meeting, a "meeting after the meeting" was conducted under the leadership of Mr. Rich Serino, Deputy FEMA Administrator and included frank and open discusions with several East Tennessee emergency management and response professionals.



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