Private Sector Workshop - March 6-7, 2014 | Deerfield, IL Print E-mail

A critical pre-CAPSTONE-14 event that private sector companies considering participating in the June 2014 exercise are highly encouraged to attend

The workshop is a forum for company participants to finalize exercise preparations based on level of expected earthquake impact and exercise engagement.  Private sector representatives will have the opportunity to present their planning to date and extent of play.  Additional discussion with state participants regarding planning scenarios and impact will assist companies still in the decision-making process for participation.  Disaster intelligence sharing via the virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (vBEOC) application, Mission Ready Packaging (MRP), ArcGIS Online and fusion Web EOC will be demonstrated with the opportunity for partners to collaborate.  Achieving situational awareness and a shared common operating picture from the state and regional perspectives will be a key conversation focus.

This session is also another step in the joint coordination emphasis between public and private partners through planning, preparedness, and response for future disasters/incidents.  Please plan to join us in Deerfield, Illinois on March 6-7, 2014!

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There is no charge to attend this workshop, however pre-registration is required and on a first come, first serve basis.  Please register no later than February 28, 2014.




Date:  March 6-7, 2014
Time:  Registration begins at 12:00PM on March 6 and the workshop will begin at 1:00PM.  Workshop concludes at 12:00PM on March 7.
Location:  Walgreens University
6 Parkway North
Deerfield, Illinois 60015

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Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield
2 Parkway North
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
(847) 405-9666
Workshop Hotel Rate:  $134.00+ tax (room block expires February 21, 2014)
Reservations:*  Reserve your room with the following link: CAPSTONE Private Sector Workshop Hotel Reservations


For more information about the March 2014 Private Sector Workshop, please contact Edie Casella, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 *To receive the preferred workshop hotel rate, please use the special link above to make your reservations by February 21, 2014.


CAPSTONE-14 Private Sector Workgroup Information and Archive

Under the direction of the CUSEC Board of Directors, CAPSTONE-14 is a three-year, multi-state scope of planning and preparedness activities culminating in a major, multi-state earthquake exercise in June 2014.  It is designed to strengthen partnerships between local, state, and federal governments, while engaging public and private sector entities in planning response and recovery from a catastrophic earthquake occurring within the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ). Included in the initiative are both CUSEC Member, and Associate States.  

Following any disaster, private sector entities are a pivotal player in emergency response and recovery.  To that end, one of the primary focus areas of CAPSTONE-14 is private sector integration in the emergency planning, mitigation, and response/recovery arenas.  As part of the CAPSTONE initiative, a"Private Sector Workgroup" has been formed to provide key input into areas such as resource distribution, transportation, communications, and long term recovery.  Below are links to presentations and notes from several workshops based on Private Sector integration with emergency management.  For a list of CAPSTONE-14 Private Sector Workgroup Committee Members, click here.

 Private Sector Workshops and Presentations Archive

Private Sector Workshop I
August 14-16, 2012 | Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Workshop Summary/Report

Workshop Evaluations

Private Sector Workgroup Meeting
December 12, 2012 | Louisville, Kentucky


PowerPoint presentation

Private Sector Workgroup CAPSTONE-14 Update and VBEOC Demo
November 12, 2013 | Webinar

Webinar Recording (Streaming)

Webinar Recording (52MB Windows Media Download)

Private Sector Workshop II
March 06-07, 2014 | Deerfield, Illinois


General Sessions Presentations

Main Presentation and Overview; Jonathon Monken, Illinois Emergency Management Agency

Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (vBEOC) Demonstration; Chris Metz, Argonne National Laboratory

GIS Common Operating Picture; Joel Thomas, G&H International, Inc.


Break-Out Presentations

Volunteers and Donations Management

TEMA GIS Capability Overview

CAPSTONE-14 Private Sector Workgroup Committee Members