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The Getting It Right Conference: Real Disaster Relief for People with Disabilities

Portlight Strategies logoPortlight Strategies, in partnership with Brain Dance and Weather Underground, is pleased to announce the Getting It Right Conference: Real Disaster Relief for People with Disabilities. This conference will bring together members of the disability community with disaster planners, emergency operations managers, and first responders to promote awareness of the still unmet needs of the community in times of disaster. Conference attendees will work as a group to identify solutions and implement them for the 2013 hurricane season.

Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground will be the Opening Night Featured Speaker. Day sessions will feature panel discussions and Q&A with guests from the disability community who will share their experiences from recent events, including Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene.

For more information about Portlight Strategies and The Getting it Right Conference, please visit www.portlight.org or email paul@portlight.org.

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