COVID-19 has negatively impacted a lot of things in our personal and professional lives. Having face-to-face interactions at conferences is one experience we’ve missed in particular. 

However, that is about to change. Next week, BOLDplanning is back in the swing of things exhibiting at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans, LA at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. Originally scheduled for March of this year, the conference was moved to June 14-17 due to COVID-19 concerns. 

According to event management, the primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Additionally, the conference serves as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management. This year, the event is expected to attract more than 1500 attendees. 

As you may know, the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is predicted to produce an “above average” number of storms. This includes an estimated 6 to 10 hurricanes in total, with 3 to 5 of these being higher than a Category 3 storm. The season officially kicked off on June 1, 2021.

If you haven’t yet made plans to attend the conference, we understand registrations are still open. Maybe a quick trip to the Big Easy would be beneficial for your organization.

If you are planning to attend, we hope you’ll drop by the exhibit hall (Booth #711) and say hello. The pandemic hasn’t prohibited us from helping emergency managers across the country create highly effective continuity and preparedness plans, and we’d love to discuss your organization’s specific needs. Or, at least swap a few hurricane stories.