The 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, June 22-25.
NFPA Conference & Expo
NFPA’s Conference & Expo is widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for countless professionals — from architects, engineers, contractors, and building managers to public and private fire service, enforcement agencies, insurers, and utilities.
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Time again to plan your trip to the annual NFPA Conference & Expo--and this year it's back in fabulous Las Vegas
This year’s most important event for the fire, life safety, and electrical industries will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 9-12. Join NFPA experts and thousands of industry professionals as they gather for the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo® (C&E), widely regarded as the most comprehensive event in the industry. The event combines an unrivaled educational conference with an exhibition featuring more than 350 participating companies, as well as the Association Technical Meeting. It’s an ideal opportunity to rub elbows with industry innovators, bend the ears of our expert instructors, and meet others who are working through the same issues and challenges you are. Read more in this recent issue of NFPA Journal.
The 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo Keynote Address will be presented by best-selling author and historian, Michael Beschloss.
The Keynote Address is one of the highlights of the General Session -- an opportunity for everyone in attendance to hear from NFPA leaders and gain inspiration and insights from one of today's leading authorities. So mark your calendar for Monday, June 9 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Join us for the Chair's Remarks by Phillip C. Stittleburg, Chair of NFPA Board of Directors, the President's Report by James M. Shannon, NFPA President & CEO, and a special presentation – NFPA celebrates the past and embraces the future recognizing current President James Shannon and introducing the next president of NFPA. Appropriately, the topic that Mr. Beschloss will address during his talk is Great President's Past and Present.
If anyone knows the American President, it is Michael Beschloss. The widely praised author of nine books, he has been called “the nation’s leading Presidential historian” by Newsweek. As a master in his field, Beschloss brings us inspiring, humorous and tragic never-before-told stories of American presidents – from George Washington to George W. Bush – as they struggle with war, peace and domestic crisis. He puts President Obama in historical perspective and assesses his potential place in the history of the American presidency. He reveals the qualities that have made great presidents in history and shows how to find leaders who have them now – in politics, business and civic life.
Beschloss’ latest book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989, has been lauded as an absorbing and inspiring saga detailing the crucial moments in American history when courageous Presidents influenced the future of the country. It was a New York Times and Washington Post best-seller. With surprising new sources and a dazzling command of history and human character, Beschloss brings to life these flawed, complex men, their wives, their families, their friends, and their foes. Never have we had a more intimate, behind-the-scenes view of Presidents coping with the supreme dilemmas of leading the free world and their own lives.
Other books include a highly praised trilogy on President Lyndon Johnson’s newly released secret tapes, Taking Charge and Reaching for Glory, hailed as incomparable portraits of a President at work. The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963, won the Ambassador Book Prize and was cited by the New Yorker as the “definitive” history of John Kennedy and the Cold War. The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945 was a New York Times best-seller.
More on Michael Beschloss
Beschloss is the NBC News Presidential Historian appearing regularly on Meet the Press, the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and MSNBC. He is a contributor to The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. In September 2005, Beschloss was awarded an Emmy for creating the Discovery Channel series Decisions that Shook the World.
A presidential scholar, decorated and dedicated. Beschloss has served as a historian on the staff of the Smithsonian Institution, was appointed a senior associate member at Oxford University in England, and was elected a senior fellow of the Annenberg Foundation. He is the recipient of the Order of Lincoln and the Harry S. Truman Public Service Award. In addition, he is a trustee of the White House Historical Association, the National Archives Foundation, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs.
For more info on how to hear Michael Beschloss' talk and to register for the show, go to NFPA Conference & Expo
Good news! The early-bird hotel discounts have been extended thru March 2nd for Mandalay Bay Resort and THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. Even lower rates are available at Luxor and Excalibur. Book your accommodations early to take advantage of these great rates! Don’t forget to register for the conference by April 25th to lock-in your early-bird registration. Book your hotel today!
First, guess where we'll be? Las Vegas of course! Be one of the first to check out the schedule-at-a-glance, the Keynote Address and the special Boston Marathon featured presentation on pages 2-3.
Then get ready for something different. We added 2 new tracks and added images to show the dyanmic format of the sessions. Do you see a magnifier glass? That indicates it's a case study format. If you see a trio of people, that indicates a panel discussion. I think you get the picture. In some instances, we pulled out the session description to give you an idea of what the session will be about. And very shortly all the session descriptions will be on web as well. We're just crossing our Ts on final details behind the scenes.
Next, check out the Sponsors and Exhibitors. We have a rock solid list of participants for you to prepare for. Page 12 provides important details on the 2014 Association Technical Meeting and the list of documents that are up for review. And of course, there are significant hotel discounts associated ONLY with NFPA Conference & Expo plus an array of ideas for dining, entertainment, and more!
Most important, mark your calendar now and plan to meet us in Las Vegas! Much more to come! Stay tuned!