2023 ANNUAL / FALL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM & FOYER

8:00 am - 8:05 am

Welcome to New Orleans Meeting Kick-off

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

8:05 am - 9:10 am

Opening Keynote: Deputy Fire Administrator, Tonya Hoover

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Spouse / Guest Event

Sponsored by: AMDOR, Performance Advantage, + Veridian

9:10 am - 9:20 am

Break

9:20 am - 10:30 am

Presentation: Preet Basi

“Fire & Emergency Services in the 21st Century”

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Structured Networking

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch – All Members

Served in ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM FOYER

Seating in BALLROOM, HALL, CONDE/FRONTENAC

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Fire Lanes

Option 1: ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

Kevin Sofen: Technology Adoption and Change Management for First Responders

-or-

Option 2: ORLEANS/ROSALIE/ST CLAUDE

Andy Walton:  Blazing Your Trail РMastering Digital Marketing in the Fire Service Industry

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presentation: Washington Update – CFSI & GAC

Bill Webb, Dave Gatton, John Granby, Lee Morris, David Durstine

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Canadian Members Breakout Session

CONDE/FRONTENAC

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Networking Break

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM FOYER

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

FAMA Business Meeting

ORLEANS/ROSALIE/ST CLAUDE

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

FEMSA Business Meeting

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Hours

REX ROOM

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Networking Hours

REX ROOM

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

FEMSA: ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

FAMA: ORLEANS/ROSALIE/ST CLAUDE

8:00 am - 10:00 am

FAMA Business Meeting

ORLEANS/ROSALIE/ST CLAUDE

8:30 am - 10:00 am

FEMSA Member Sections

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM FOYER

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Presentation: Anirban Basu

Show Me The Money

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

11:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch – On Your Own

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presentation: Jason Patton

How to Hug 101

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Fire Lanes

Option 1: ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

David Blankinship: Igniting Innovation in Public Safety – Leveraging Data to Propel Product Development and Market Expansion

-or-

Option 2: ORLEANS/ROSALIE/ST CLAUDE

Natasha Nau: Funding PPE and Equipment

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking Break

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM FOYER

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Closing Keynote: Jeremy Donch

“Innovation and the Future is Here…”

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Networking Hours

REX ROOM

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception 

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM FOYER

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dinner & Entertainment

ILE DE FRANCE BALLROOM

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Networking Hours

REX ROOM