CAPSTONE 14 Private Sector Workshop Print E-mail

The Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) including the eight state Emergency Management Agencies of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee present CAPSTONE 14 - a three-year scope of planning and preparedness activities that are designed to strengthen partnerships between public and private sector entities in response to a catastrophic earthquake occurring within the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ). 

CAPSTONE 14 will begin with a private sector workshop on August 14-16, 2012, at Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, to enhance public – private coordination and communication throughout the eight-state region.  During the workshop, a series of outcome-based breakout sessions will be conducted where public and private partners will work together to establish shared protocols for critical issues. 

At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants will establish a regionalized standard from these public-private collaborative efforts and form a foundation for joint emergency management, interoperable communications, and disaster information exchange towards community resiliency.  Additional events include a table top exercise in 2013 and a functional exercise among the eight CUSEC states and their private sector partners in 2014. 

Workshop Target Audience: 

   - Private industry with a vested interest in integrated disaster management response with public emergency managers
   - Private sector seeking to establish collective capabilities with public sector partners for trusted information sharing, critical preparedness issues, security/operations, and response/recovery activities

CAPSTONE 14 Private Sector Workshop Information

When

August 14, 2012 at 1:00PM through August 16, 2012 at 12:30PM

Where

Sears Holdings Corporation
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Click here for a Google Map to Sears Holding

Click here for general driving directions to Sears Holding

Draft Agenda

Click here to download a Draft Agenda (PDF Format)

Workshop Registration

Registration for this workshop is now closed.  For further assistance or questions regarding the workshop, please contact Edie Casella at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (217) 494-7986.

Hotel  Information and Reservations

There is funding support to cover the expense of lodging (you will be responsible for any incidentals), however, you must make your reservations by using the registration link below, or by calling the hotel and using the group code listed below.  No other type of reservation will be accepted.

Chicago Marriott Northwest
4800 Hoffman Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192
(800) 228-9290
Group Code:  "CUSCUSA"

Click here to reserve your hotel room (Must be done separately from workshop registration through the Marriott Website.  When reserving your room, please ensure your check-in and check-out dates are correct for the length of your desired stay during the workshop)

Transportation

All-Star Cab can provide transportation to the Workshop or Hotel.  Please call 847-658-1555 or make reservation online prior to leaving for Chicago at www.allstarcab.com

All Star Cab courtesy phones are located in ALL TERMINALS by the lower level baggage claim in O’Hare & Midway.  You can call once you have picked up luggage and a cab will arrive within minutes.  For Midway travelers, contact All Star Cab at least 45 minutes in advance.

Flat rate to and from O’Hare to the Marriott Chicago NW or to SEARS - $34 one way.  Flat rate is up to 4 people.  Cash or major credit cards are accepted. 

Flat rate to and from Midway to the Marriott Chicago NW or to SEARS - $61 one way.  Flat rate is up to 4 people.  Cash or major credit cards are accepted. 

Workshop Notes & Other Information

PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS : Please click on the registration links above to register for the workshop AND reserve your hotel room. Please pre-register for the workshop by Friday, August 3, 2012.  The deadline for making hotel reservations is Monday, July 23, 2012.

Workshop POC

For questions or more information, please contact Edie Casella, (217) 494-7986 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Special thanks to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency for their coordination to make this workshop a success

 

This workshop is being presented by the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and our Member States Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee