Tuesday – June 13, 2017


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration Neville Hall Lobby

8:30 AM – 9:25 AM Opening Session
• Welcome to the University of Maine–Provost Jeffrey Hecker
• U. S. Senator Susan Collins (Invited)
• Welcome by TIEMS President Harald Drager
• Welcome by TIEMS USA President Kay Goss
• Logistics, Overview of the Conference George Markowsky

9:25 AM – 10:10 AM Harald Drager – “The International Emergency Management Society – Focus on more Resilient Societies Worldwide”

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break (Sponsored by the University of Maine System)

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Kay Goss – “The Future of Emergency Management:
Technology, Training, Standards, Certifications, and Accreditation”

11:15 AM – Noon Vilma Schifano Milmoe – Title to TBD

Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM Introduction to Session 2

1:40 PM – 2:25 PM George Markowsky – “ The TIEMS Academy”

2:25 PM – 3:10 PM Tony Enerva – “Terrorism, Active Shooter and Premises
Liability Claims Resulting from Work Place Violence”

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break (Silver Sponsorship Available)

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Panel Discussion–Spatial Information and Emergency
Management – Randall Berry, Matt Dube, Tony Enerva, Tora John-
son, Cathleen McAnneny

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception at the VEMI (Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction) Lab

The VEMI Lab

The VEMI Lab

The Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory,
directed and operated by Dr. Nicholas Giudice and Dr. Richard Corey, is
part of the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of
Maine. The VEMI lab is an educational, research, and development facility
based on a collaborative model where faculty, undergraduate, and graduate
students across more than a dozen disciplines learn about scientific research,
creative design, and technical skills using the latest virtual and augmented
reality technologies. Its mission is to conduct world-class research and to
provide students with the training they need to be leaders in today’s It-
workforce or research-driven careers. For an overview of some of VEMI’s
projects, see https://umaine.edu/vemi/projects/.

Dr. Richard Corey, VEMI Lab Director of Operations, Demonstrating Virtual Reality Equipment to Senator Angus King