October Events Calendar

October 7 (EERI Sponsored)
Special Lecture: Collaborative Leadership in Post-Disaster Recovery: Case Study of Christchurch, New Zealand// 4:30pm @ Tresidder Union, Oak Room West, Stanford University
This presentation explores key themes in post-disaster recovery leadership such as articulating a vision, crisis as a leadership crucible, balancing multiple agenda, communicating in recovery and the importance of broad leadership models. These themes are illustrated through a case study of Christchurch’s post-disaster collaborative recovery model (The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team – SCIRT). This model was designed by engineers, community engagement and organizational specialists to meet the massive infrastructure challenges of the Christchurch rebuild. The experiences of SCIRT offer lessons for establishing post-disaster collaborative models that are transferable to other contexts and sectors and offer insights into the prearrangements, skills and relationships that engineers need to build prior to a disaster that will enhance their leadership post-disaster. [http://www.eerinc.org/?p=60340]

October 16
LP25: Loma Prieta 25 Symposium // 9:00am-5:00pm @ 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612 (EERI Sponsored)
The 25th Anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake offers Bay Area residents and regional leaders an opportunity to inspire regional action for safer, more resilient communities.  This commemorative public policy symposium offers an exciting and relevant time to engage in creating a more resilient, adaptive future in our communities.  Bay Area thought leaders, community advocates, and elected officials will launch a three-year public policy program designed to spark quick recovery from future disasters and enact place-based action for a safer future in the places we call home. [http://www.lomaprieta25.com/]

Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences // 6:00pm-10:00pm @ 55 Concourse Way, Golden Gate Park, SF, CA 94118
LP25 kicks off on the eve of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Thursday, October 16, 2014, for Nightlife at the Academy.  Join us from 6-10 p.m. for a cocktail, music, and the premiere of the Cal Academy’s latest earthquake movie. [http://www.lp25sf.org/what-we-do/]

October 17
Building Generations & Communities through Preparedness // 11:30am-2:00pm @ Cypress Freeway Memorial Park, Mandela Parkway at 14th Street, Oakland, CA
Reflect on Oakland’s and the Bay Area’s progress since 1989 to prepare for disasters. Honor those who lost their lives and the many heroes who risked their lives to aid others. Prepare for the next earthquake or major disaster. [http://www.lp25sf.org/what-we-do/]

Preparedness Interactive at the Exploratorium // 12:00pm-7:00pm @ Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St.), San Francisco, CA 94111
Continue the celebrations with us on Friday, October 17 at The Exploratorium.  The Community Preparedness Exhibition features the LP25 Interactive with more than 20 organizations helping you get prepared for the next emergency. [http://www.lp25sf.org/what-we-do/]

Salvation Army Taste of Preparedness (Top) Chef Cook-Off // 5:30pm-6:30pm @ Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St.), San Francisco, CA 94111
Five teams will compete “Top Chef” style to create a tasty meal using preparedness ingredients. Special guest judges will rate the TOP Chefs on the quality of the dish, their creativity, and the use of non-perishable foods. [http://www.lp25sf.org/what-we-do/]

October 21
25 Years After Loma Prieta – Are you Ready for the Next One // 6:00pm @ SPUR San Francisco, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
We all know that we should have disaster kits at the ready, but who has time to assemble all the items on their own? Go MacGyver with us at the SPUR Urban Center and assemble your own kit while hearing from experts about disaster preparedness. Everyone will go home with the beginnings of a kit, a chance to win prizes and a better understanding of how we can build a culture of preparedness across the Bay Area. [http://www.spur.org/events/2014-10-21/25-years-after-loma-prieta-are-you-ready-next-one]

October 29 (EERI Sponsored)
2014 Technical Seminar Series: Performance Based Design – State of the Practice for Tall Buildings // 8:30am-4:30pm @ Parc 55 Wyndham, Union Square, 55 Cyril Magnin Street., San Francisco, CA 94102
For the last decade engineers in major cities along the West Coast have taken advantage of performance based design concepts to achieve structural designs of tall buildings that are not in strict compliance with the International Building Code prescriptive provisions. These projects reflected cumulative best state-of-the-practice information related to seismology, geotechnology, and structural design to provide the most complete platform for implementing performance based seismic design concepts on major design projects. [https://www.eeri.org/cohost/member-resources/images/pulse/2014-09-01/tech_seminar_brochure.pdf]

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