Friday, January 22, 2010
Midwest Disasters 2.0 Social Media Workshop
Johnson County Emergency Management helped host the Midwest Disasters 2.0 Social Media Workshop yesterday. This workshop provided emergency managers and public information officers throughout the Kansas City Metro to come together and learn more about social media's impact on emergency preparedness and response. Local, regional, and national experts were brought into to provide their perspective. These speakers included Dr. Jeanette Sutton and Pat Philbin as well as local representatives from the National Weather Service, City of Edgerton (KS), KDOT, Medical Reserve Corps, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Mid-America Regional Council, American Red Cross of Kansas City and many others. Additionally, Kris Ketz (KMBC), Nichole Teich (KMBZ), and Kurt Kloeblen (KCTV) provided a lunch panel discussion of how traditional media is using social media.