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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:

MG William "Butch" Graham (invited)

RADM Jon Hickey (USCG)

Kevin Sligh

Racheal Dempsey

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 Ann Kinner

Capt. Bob Blair

Capt. John DeCruz

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 Greg Hitchen (USCG, ret.)

CAPT John Cameron (USCG, ret.)

Dan Plumley

Don Campbell

CAPT Ryan Manning (USCG)

Michael Borgstrom

Closing Remarks

Capt. Mike McElroy

17:00 - 17:05
  • Coffee and Networking

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

  • 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

    TBD

    Panelists

    MG William "Butch" Graham (invited)

    RADM Jon Hickey (USCG)

    Kevin Sligh

    Racheal Dempsey

  • Capt. Mike McElroy

  • On board Odyssey Lake Michigan

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  • 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 Ann Kinner

    Capt. Bob Blair

    Capt. John DeCruz

    John McDermott

    J.J. Plunkett

    Mike Emerson

  • 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 Greg Hitchen (USCG, ret.)

    CAPT John Cameron (USCG, ret.)

    Dan Plumley

    Don Campbell

    CAPT Ryan Manning (USCG)

    Michael Borgstrom

  • Capt. Mike McElroy

09:35 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:25
11:30 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:05
12:05 - 13:05
13:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:05
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