Featured Speakers

  • Mike Corey, W5MPC, ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager
  • Tom Cox, VE6TOX, Provincial Emergency Training Officer, Alberta Emergency Management Agency
  • Ross Mazzola, KC2LOC, Assistant EC / RO, Monroe ARES/RACES
  • Bill Edgar, N3LLR, Director, ARRL Atlantic Division
  • Matt Welch, W8DEC, District EC, Ohio ARES District 10
  • Leighton Jones, American Red Cross — Greater Rochester Chapter & Finger Lakes Region
  • John Blowsky, KB2SCS, EC / RO, Town of Islip, NY
  • Jim DiTucci, N2IXD, EC / RO, Monroe ARES/RACES
  • Ralph Dutcher, Monroe County Office of Public Health Preparedness
  • James Pearson, K9GOD, Ramapo Rescue Dog Association
  • Dave Hubbell, N2KTO, Ramapo Rescue Dog Association
  • Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, EMPact America
  • Professor Cynthia Ayers, EMPact America


  • Monroe County MCU-1
  • Emergency Response Vehicle from Red Cross–Greater Rochester Chapter
  • Stafford County (VA) Volunteer EmComm Team Response Vehicle (thanks to Bernhard Behling, KJ4VOV)

Parking Lot Demonstrations

  • To Be Determined


Start/End Times Golisano Gateway Auditorium Breakout Room A Breakout Room B Breakout Room C
8:00 – 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 Presenter Briefing
9:00 – 10:15 Keynote
Mike Corey, W5MPC
10:30 – 11:30 FLDigi Hands-On Training
Ross Mazzola, KC2LOC
Atlantic Division Forum
Bill Edgar, N3LLR
Public Service Communications 102
Matt Welch, W8DEC
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch & Parking Lot Demonstrations
1:00 – 2:00 Slave Lake Wild Fire ResponseTom Cox, VE6TOX EMPact America
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
Professor Cynthia Ayers
Canine Search and Rescue Using D-Star Digital ModesJames Pearson, K9GOD
2:15 – 3:15 Slave Lake Wild Fire ResponseTom Cox, VE6TOX Red Cross Response to Disasters
Leighton Jones, Rochester Chapter, American Red Cross
ARES and Social MediaMatt Welch, W8DEC
3:30 – 4:30 Electronic Radiograms & ICS213
John Blowsky, KB2SCS
Community Preparedness Initiative and CommEx
Jim DiTucci, N2IXD
Ralph Dutcher, Monroe PHEMO


All speakers, vehicles, and demonstrations are subject to change without notice.