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2024 NATIONAL HARBOR SAFETY COMMITTEE CONFERENCE AGENDA

Registration and Check In
08:30 - 09:00

Coffee and Networking

Opening Remarks

Capt. Mike McElroy

09:00 - 09:10
Introduction of the Commandant

RADM Jon Hickey (USCG)

09:10 - 09:15
Keynote Remarks

VADM Peter Gautier

09:15 - 09:35
Distinguished Harbor Safety Committee Award

VADM Peter Gautier

09:35 - 09:45
History of the National Harbor Safety Committee Conference

James Prazak

10:15 - 10:20
Break
09:45 - 10:15
Panel 1: Federal Agency Perspective

Panel Objectives: Provide a high-level scene-setter through federal perspectives on the most pressing challenges within the Marine Transportation System; Highlight issues that keep the agencies up at night and what Harbor Safety Committees can do to help address the most pressing challenges.

10:20 - 11:25
  • TBD

Moderator:

Panelist:

Racheal Dempsey

RADM Jon Hickey (USCG)

Kevin Sligh

The Chicago Model

Capt. Mike McElroy

11:30 - 11:50
Transition to Pier
11:50 - 12:05
Lunch onboard Odyssey Lake Michigan
12:05 - 13:05

Hosted by City Cruises

Panel 2: Harbor Safety Committee Management Best Practices

Panel Objectives: Highlight critical elements of Harbor Safety Committee (HSC) management to inform and inspire. Initiate conversation about how communications can be improved across HSCs to continually leverage expertise.

13:30 - 15:00

Moderator:

Panelist:

Capt. Bob Blair

Capt. John DeCruz

Capt Ann Kinner

John McDermott

J.J. Plunkett

Mike Emerson

Break
15:00 - 15:30
Panel 3: Challenges and Solutions for Managing a Congested Waterway

Panel Objectives: Provide a high-level scene-setter through federal perspectives on the most pressing challenges within the Marine Transportation System; Highlight issues that keep the agencies up at night and what Harbor Safety Committees can do to help address the most pressing challenges.

15:30 - 17:00

Moderator:

Panelist:

CAPT John Cameron (USCG, ret.)

Don Campbell

CAPT Greg Hitchen (USCG, ret.)

CAPT Ryan Manning (USCG)

Dan Plumley

Michael Borgstrom

Closing Remarks

Capt. Mike McElroy

17:00 - 17:05
08:30 - 09:00
  • Capt. Mike McElroy

09:00 - 09:10
  • RADM Jon Hickey (USCG)

09:10 - 09:15
  • VADM Peter Gautier

09:15 - 09:35
  • James Prazak

09:35 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
  • Panel Objectives: Provide a high-level scene-setter through federal perspectives on the most pressing challenges within the Marine Transportation System; Highlight issues that keep the agencies up at night and what Harbor Safety Committees can do to help address the most pressing challenges.

    Moderator

    Stephen Lyman

    Panelists

    Racheal Dempsey

    RADM Jon Hickey (USCG)

    Kevin Sligh

10:15 - 11:25
  • Capt. Mike McElroy

11:30 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:05
  • On board Odyssey Lake Michigan. Must register for the conference by March 11th to reserve seating.

    Sponsored By

12:05 - 13:05
  • Panel Objectives: Highlight critical elements of Harbor Safety Committee (HSC) management to inform and inspire. Initiate conversation about how communications can be improved across HSCs to continually leverage expertise.

    Moderator

    Panelists

    Capt. Bob Blair

    Capt. John DeCruz

    Capt Ann Kinner

    John McDermott

    J.J. Plunkett

    Mike Emerson

13:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
  • Panel Objectives: Provide a high-level scene-setter through federal perspectives on the most pressing challenges within the Marine Transportation System; Highlight issues that keep the agencies up at night and what Harbor Safety Committees can do to help address the most pressing challenges.

    Moderator

    Panelists

    CAPT John Cameron (USCG, ret.)

    Don Campbell

    CAPT Greg Hitchen (USCG, ret.)

    CAPT Ryan Manning (USCG)

    Dan Plumley

    Michael Borgstrom

15:30 - 17:00