San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
There is currently no area of Emergency Management planning that is as talked about or as under-utilized as Social Media. During a disaster event, people usually have their cell phones with them. This means that each individual has a networking device with a database of phone numbers, and the ability to describe, photograph and videotape incidents as they happen. The power of an expanding network of individuals reporting their first-hand experience is often the first communication link to report or to come back on-line in a major disaster event. Emergency Managers need to be able to harness this resource and build in Social Media Management Tools (SMMT) into their emergency response plans. SMARMIE will bring Subject Matter Experts from around the U.S. to discuss ten hot topics that are critical to utilizing Social Media as a Response Management Interface.