Even if you can't be in Chicago for the NFPA Conference & Expo in June, you can still check out our General Session. It's as easy as visiting this blog on Monday, June 10 at 1:00 pm (CST) for our free online broadcast. Watch this event "live", as it happens, at the McCormick Place Convention Center.
The General Session will open with remarks by NFPA Chair Philip C. Stittleburg and President Jim Shannon. Several awards will be presented to honor special achievement, including the NFPA Life Safety Educator of the Year, the Industrial Fire Protection Section's "Fire Prevention Week" Award, the Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal, and the Standards Medal, the highest award given by the Standards Council.
This year's Keynote Address will be presented by historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Ms. Kearns Goodwin, who wrote the best-selling book "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln", will share lessons in leadership, building and maintaining teams in the midst of trying circumstances and overcoming obstacles on the path towards your goal.
"Team of Rivals" was the basis of the 2012 feature film "Lincoln" (for which Daniel Day-Lewis won the Academy Award for "Best Actor"). Please join us online or better yet, in Chicago, for a General Session that sure to offer inspiration and historical insights.
There's no special registration required for watching our live broadcast of the NFPA General Session on Monday, June 10. Just come back to this blog at 1:00 pm (CST).