NFPA Conference & Expo is fast approaching and we are getting excited! (If you haven't registered yet, take a minute to do so.) Opening General Session is always one of the most popular events of the week, and this year it will take place on Sunday, June 4 beginning at 1:00pm EDT.
For those of you who can't make it to NFPA Conference & Expo in person this year, we have an exciting announcement for you. We will be live streaming the complete opening General Session through Facebook LIVE, beginning at 1:00pm EDT. The session, and live stream, will feature NFPA President Jim Pauley and Board of Directors Chair Randy Tucker, as they discuss the current state of affairs at NFPA as well as some of the new exciting projects and initiatives that we have been working hard on.
Then, you'll be able to join us for two incredibly engaging keynotes to see how the future is being realized today through satellites, nano technology, augmented reality and more. See how Erin Baumgartner, Assistant Director of MIT’s Senseable City Laboratory, tackles Big Data, using creative visualizations to simplify complex information. Hear how ubiquitous sensors are monitoring everything from traffic flow to sewage flow so we can better understand and solve the problems of our urban environment. Tech Futurist Tom Koulopoulos, Founder/CEO of Delphi Group, will show us how the Industrial Internet of Things is enabling an entirely new set of tools and opportunities for first responders, builders, enforcers, the electrical community and more. From advances in wearables to deep imaging and the prevalence of real time sensors, there’s a new landscape to navigate.