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IUPUI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Conference

On June 12, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) hosts the first of six major national conferences on homeland security and emergency management to address the continuity of operations during major disasters, industrial security during troubled times and special-events security for high-visibility events.

The initial conference, “Protecting America’s Heartland from Catastrophic Events,” features national experts and key responders who will discuss major disasters that threaten America’s heartland while presenting best practices as well as new ideas for addressing these threats.

Major General R. Martin Umbarger, the adjutant general of the state of Indiana, will present the keynote address during the opening session sponsored by the Executive Education Program in the School of Public and Environment Affairs at IUPUI.

Presenters include federal and city emergency managers from sites of recent major tornadoes or interstate bridge collapses; the security directors of Eli Lily Corporation, United Steel Corporation and Cummins Incorporated; and security managers from the Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Conseco Fieldhouse.

Federal, state and city employees and public safety, health and security educators, as well as emergency management and homeland security personnel, are invited to participate in this conference.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 12 at the University Place Conference Center on the IUPUI campus. For additional information, visit

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