7th Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit

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Thank you for making the 7th Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit a success!

Risk Assessment: Preparing For Our Future Security

The 7th Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit was held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at The University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center. Leadership from business, government and non-profit organizations spent a day exchanging lessons learned so that our community can be better prepared when a disaster strikes.

For this year’s event, we looked at risk assessment practices through the lenses of cyber and workplace security, focusing on the tactical, operational and strategic actions our organizations and leaders take every day.

Please find below reference materials provided by the session topic experts and speakers.

Photos from the event are available here.

The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Summit will be held in August, date/location TBD. The theme will be public health and bio-terrorism. If you’re interested in sponsorship information, please contact Marty Makowski at Marty.Makowski@redcross.org.

The summit is free of charge thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Thank you to the 2016 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Readiness Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Illinois Medical District


With additional support from


University of Chicago Booth School of Business