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Get the latest info on NFPA Conference & Expo - conference sessions, expo, Association Technical Meeting, sponsors, and the keynote speaker Michael Beschloss. Register by April 25 for Early Bird discount pricing.
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If 'all the world's a stage,' then let your act have purpose! Next year at NFPA's Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, YOU could be one of the stars!
Let's see what some former presenters have to say about their experience on stage…
"Presenting a program at the NFPA Conference is very high profile and leads to fantastic exposure within the NFPA community, to your peers, and to the industry as a whole." – Mark C. Ode, UL, former presenter and NFPA electrical instructor
"I have made presentations at the annual NFPA Conference over a number of years. Being a presenter has had several tangible benefits for me and my company. It is the best stage anywhere in which to demonstrate your technical expertise or that of your organization. My conference presentations have increased my visibility throughout the fire protection and life safety industry. The contacts I and others with my company have made as a result of my conference presentations have resulted in numerous business opportunities. Some of our biggest international customers were first introduced to our company through NFPA conference presentations. Don't forget that being a presenter is also just plain fun. Interacting with the attendees, sharing experiences and knowledge, making new friends and business contacts—well, it doesn't get any better than this." – Russell Leavitt, Telgian Corporation, former presenter and NFPA sprinkler instructor
Are you convinced but not sure where to start? It's a very simple process.
"Submitting a proposal for a program at the NFPA conference is as simple as filling in the electronic on-line form, answering a few easy questions on the subject matter and clicking a submit button," says Ode.
Maybe you're still feeling hesitant and that's something Leavitt understands.
"I was a bit apprehensive the first time I submitted a proposal but I found the submission process is so very simple and the conference staff so helpful. The submissions are done online and you simply need to have a topic in mind and a brief description of your presentation along with some basic learning objectives. The site is simple to follow and easily navigated. Finally, if you happen to run into a problem or have questions about your submission or the process, the conference planners are available to answer questions, over-the-top friendly, and easy to work with. Don't let the fear of rejection stop you. The rewards I have received from delivering presentations have always exceeded the effort it took to submit my idea and to prepare for the presentation."
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The Call for Presentations for the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas is open! This short video highlights the perks that speakers receive by participating in the Conference program. It's easy to submit your ideas online, however, we need to hear from you by Monday, September 16!
And if you're busy and need a little reminder, download this 'calendar reminder' for August 30th. You’ll be alerted that there are 2 weeks left to send in your session proposals to meet the September 16th deadline. The 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo will be held June 9-12, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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NFPA is soliciting session proposals for the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo, to be held June 9-12, in Las Vegas. The NFPA Conference & Expo is widely regarded as the most comprehensive event in the industry. With approximately 5,000 attendees, it is the year's largest and most important event for the fire protection, life safety, and electrical industries.
Deadline: Monday, September 16
All proposals must be submitted online.
This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise, increase your exposure and visibility in your industry, add to your resume and your list of achievements, and meet valuable contacts and resources for your professional network. In addition, all speakers will receive a complimentary registration to the NFPA Conference & Expo.
For assistance or questions regarding:
Sprinklers. Alarm systems. Fire lanes. Means of egress. All issues to be considered in a building's fire and life safety and property protection plan. But how do you make sure these provisions are applied correctly across a variety of scenarios? At the kick-off of today's pre-conference seminar on NFPA 1, Fire Code, attendees gained a thorough understanding of fire and life safety provisions, the concept of equivalency, how to determine occupant load and means of egress requirements, and requirements for buildings containing hazardous materials. Free access to NFPA 1.
NFPA's Jim Dolan led the session and explained that NFPA 1 is an extract document, meaning it contains content pulled in from other NFPA codes and standards, particularly NFPA 10, NFPA 25, NFPA 30, NFPA 58, NFPA 72, and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. In fact, the 2012 edition of NFPA 1 contains more than 1,500 extracts from NFPA 101. With so much detailed information in one document, Jim said his goal was to help attendees learn how to best navigate and implement its requirements.
Plumbing Engineer Magazine, one of our NFPA Conference & Expo media partners, published an article in a recent issue titled “NFPA 20 — Changes in the 2013 edition”. If the 2013 edition of NFPA 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection will apply to your next pump-related project, fire protection engineers will find this article a helpful read.
Of course, if you do have an upcoming project, a visit to June’s NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago can put you in touch with all the leading pump and controller manufacturers, as well as code experts at the NFPA booth.
By Samuel S. Dannaway, PE, President, S.S. Dannaway Associates, Inc., Honolulu
The next new standard up for us is the 2013 edition of NFPA 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection. Here are some of the changes I see as significant. Where paragraph numbers are cited they refer to those in the current 2010 edition of NFPA 20.
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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS -- EXTENDED
The 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo will be held June 10-13 in Chicago, IL. The call for presentations is now open. Deadline has been extended to Friday, September 14 at 5:00 pm (EST). Submit your presentation proposal.
Submissions emphasizing a specific product, process or manufacturer will not be considered. NFPA will review all presentation proposals. Selections will be made based on quality, relevance, focus, practical application, and on the presenter’s experience and credentials.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit a handout. Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be awarded for all education sessions. More details.
Hi, my name is Erik Holden, and I manage the educational content for the C&E. Every year NFPA receives 300 to 400 proposals in response to our conference call for presentations. With all these great submissions, our review committee has a tough job selecting only 130 or so sessions to fill the schedule. For the 2013 conference, my goal is to make their job even more difficult, by working with all of you to come up with ways we could improve the conference. Tell me what you like about the conference and what you could do without. Tell me your ideas for new topics, delivery formats, and new technologies we could incorporate. Nothing is off limits.
Together, we can make the review committee’s job next to impossible.
- Erik Holden
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