Symposium: Leadership Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombings

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April 8, 2014 * Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts

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The bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon rocked the city and the nation. The leadership response demonstrated extraordinary professionalism and contributed to robust community resilience. Leaders rose to meet the challenge in a week of tragedy and, ultimately, triumph. In the following months, NPLI faculty conducted extensive interviews across all sectors with the leaders involved. The research spanned from the moment bombings to the apprehension of the alleged perpetrators.

This symposium will explore leadership practices affirmed, lessons learned, and future challenges for all leaders engaged in emergency preparedness and response. The goal is to help other communities learn from those momentous 102 hours how to build unity of effort across the many leaders and organizations who must come together in the face of calamity.  View the current agenda.

Who should attend? Individuals in senior positions in homeland security, emergency management, first response, emergency and trauma medicine, and related fields in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Confirmed speakers include (partial list):
Col. Timothy Alben, Superintendent, Massachusetts State Police
Mike Bello, Assistant Metro Editor, The Boston Globe
Dr. Paul Biddinger, Chief, Division of Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ed Davis, former Commissioner, Boston Police Department
Dr. Barry Dorn, Associate Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard University
William Evans, Commissioner, Boston Police Department
Rene Fielding, Director, Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, City of Boston
Dr. Jonathan Gates, Medical Director, Trauma Services, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Dr. Eric Goralnick, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Dr. Alok Gupta, Trauma Surgeon, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
James Hooley, Chief of Department, Boston Emergency Medical Services
Lisa Hughes, News Anchor, WBZ-TV, CBS Boston
Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government
Daniel Linskey, Superintendent in Chief (ret), Boston Police Department
Dr. Leonard Marcus, Co-director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard University
Eric McNulty, Director of Research, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard University
The Honorable Thomas Menino, former Mayor, City of Boston
Kieran Ramsey, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Richard Serino, former Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Alan Snow, Director of Safety & Security, Boston Properties
Christina Sterling, Spokesperson, U.S. Attorney’s Office
John Tello, Assistant Director of Safety & Security, Boston Properties
The Honorable Martin Walsh, Mayor, City of Boston