[HOT] EVENT: Social Media in Emergency Management

Lea Shanley lashanley at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 18:18:35 UTC 2013

Social Media in Emergency

Friday, October 04, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am

Quite a bit is known about the public’s social media habits, including the
public’s expectations concerning emergency management agencies’ use of
social media. For example, 76 percent of adults responding to a 2012
American Red Cross survey expect help to arrive in less than three hours if
they post an emergency-related request on social media. However, what has
not been well document are the perspectives of emergency managers toward
social media. Do they feel emergency management agencies should be
monitoring social media? Do their agencies’ capabilities for social media
align with public expectations?

Please join us on October 4th, as we talk to the authors of two recently
released reports that explore the use of social media and related
technologies by emergency managers for disaster planning, response, and
recovery in the United States and beyond. Dr. Clarence Wardell of CNA will
moderate the panel, which will feature Dr. Yee San Su, co-author of the
report *Social Media in the Emergency Management Field: 2012 Survey
and Dr. Sabrina McCormick, author of *New Media Tools for Emergency
Managers: An Exploratory Assessment of Adoption and Use.* They will also be
joined by Wendy Harman of the American Red Cross, who will discuss the 2013
World Disasters Report that highlights these new approaches.
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
Directions to the Wilson Center <http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions>

*Event Speakers List: *


   -  Clarence Wardell <http://www.wilsoncenter.org/staff/clarence-wardell>
    Research Scientist, CNA Safety & Security


   -  Yee San Su <http://www.wilsoncenter.org/staff/yee-san-su-0> //
    Research Scientist, CNA Safety & Security
    -  Sabrina McCormick<http://www.wilsoncenter.org/staff/sabrina-mccormick>//
    Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational
   Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health

   -  Wendy Harman <http://www.wilsoncenter.org/staff/wendy-harman-0> //
    Director, Information Management and Situational Awareness

   *To learn more and RSVP, please visit*:

Follow the event on Twitter via *#SMEM2013*.

*Please note, a video of this event will be posted afterwards, but the
event will not be live webcast due to the constraints of the government
shutdown. *
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