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​Agenda for 2020 MWVOAD Conference in Jackson

The 2020 Mountain West VOAD Conference will be held in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming from Thursday, April 30th through Friday, May 1st. NOTE: Traditionally the conference has been Sunday through Tuesday, and this will be our first Thursday through Friday conference. We are grateful to the Teton County VOAD for hosting 2020's "Homecoming" conference. As many of you might know, Mountain West VOAD's first conference was held in Jackson Hole in 2014.

  • Dates: Thursday, April 30 - Friday May 1, 2020 (Travel Wednesday, April 29th. Informal Wednesday evening dinner will be held)

  • Location: Jackson Hole, WY

  • Lodging: Please see the lodging page.

  • Static Display Space: Coming soon!

  • Cost: Early Registration $75 | Late Registration (week of) $100

  • ​More information: aaron@mwvoad.org

 

The event site and electronic versions of meeting or training materials will be accessible to people with disabilities, especially those presented by our FEMA partners.  If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreters, Braille, CART, etc.), please make your request by April 3rd, 2020.  Send an email to aaron@mwvoad.org or call 202-669-2969.  Untimely requests will be considered but it might not be possible to fulfill them.  

2020 Sessions are in progress - this site will be updated regularly. Times/Sessions still subject to change. 

Thursday

 

9:00 - 9:20         Opening/Welcome: Aaron Titus/ Amber Savage

9:20 - 9:45          Keynote: FEMA Region 8: Deputy Regional Administrator Ms. Nancy Dragani

                              Building Local VOADs: Rich Ochs

                              Animals in Disasters/Animal Evacuations

                              Utilizing 2-1-1: Sabrina Lane

9:45 - 10:45        Building Local VOADs Panel

                              Rich Ochs, Teton County Emergency Manager

                              Aaron Titus, MWVOAD President

                              Brooks MacRoberts, FEMA Region 8 Voluntary Agency Liaison

11:00 - 11:50      Breakout Session #1

                             The Art of Coordinating Financial Contributions | Mindi Crabb

                             Digging in the D.I.R.T.: Digital Information Response Teams | Kelly Ruiz, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security

                             Donation Management: Preventing the Disaster within the Disaster | Cathy Kissner, Director of Adventist Community Services, Rocky Mtn 

 

12:00 - 1:00       Lunch

1:00 - 1:20         Wyoming Office of Homeland Security | Spencer Pollock

1:25 - 1:45         Insurance Advocacy 101 | Sue Marticeck

2:00 - 2:50         Breakout Session #2

                             Utilizing 2-1-1 | Sabrina Lane, Wyoming 2-1-1 Director

                             Spiritual Crisis Care | Amie Readdy

                             Disaster Relief Technology | Aaron Titus

3:00 - 3:50         Breakout Session #3

                             Insurance Advocacy | Sue Marticeck

                             The Art of Coordinating Financial Contributions | Mindi Crabb

                             Disaster Relief Technology | Aaron Titus

4:00 - 5:30        Open House

5:30 - 7:30          Social Hour (heavy appetizers)@ Elks

                             Next Generation Disaster Relief: Amber Savage

Friday

9:00 - 9:40          Innovating on the Trailing Edge of Technology

9:40 - 10:00        Roosevelt Fire Recap | Willy Watsabaugh

10:00 - 10:30      Introduction to Multi-Agency Resource Centers | Deb Tucker

10:30 - 12:30     All Hands Multi-Agency Resource Center Exercise

12:30 - 1:30        Lunch

1:30 - 2:10          A Closer Look at Long Term Recovery Groups | Brooks MacRoberts

2:15 - 3:00         State Reports

3:10 - 4:00          Breakout Session #4

                             Roosevelt Fire Case Study Q&A | Teton County VOAD

                             Spiritual Crisis Care | Amie Readdy

                             MARC FAQ / Q&A | Deb Tucker

4:10 - 4:30        Closing Remarks/Business Meeting: Teton County VOAD/MWVOAD

For Information Contact:

Aaron Titus | (202) 669-2969

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