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Does anyone have any information on any plans for a Preparedness Expo in Charlotte NC area or Atlanta area? We evidently missed the ones that did occur. If you know of any upcoming events, please post!! Thanks
-- Lobo (Hiding@woods.com), March 08, 1999
or one in the DeeCee area? i don't know where cory's dcy2k things are.
-- sarah (email@example.com), March 08, 1999.
The organizer of the Seattle Year 2000 Expo and upcoming San Jose, CA April 7-9, 1999 one is ...
They are also organizing:
Atlanta, Georgia June 10-12, 1999
Portland, Oregon August 12-14, 1999
Maybe they keep tabs on other Y2K Expo events?
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999.
Sarah, I haven't heard about an expo yet. Was wondering about it too. If you are interested though there is a "Meeting Our Y2K Challenges Together" at the National Cathedral this coming Thursday, March 11, 1999, 9 am to 5 pm. You have to register and you have the following options: FAX: (202) 537-2160 Web:
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (202) 537-2221 The Agenda is as follows: Morning Plenary Session 9 am to 12:30 pm An Interfaith Call to Community Q and A with John Koskinen Keynote: The Amazing Grace of Y2K Margaret Wheatley -- An exploration of the Y2K problem as a call to honor our interdependence, guided by this visionary organizational consultant. Panel: What Might We Face? An outline of possible problems and scenarios from local and national experts, including: Don Evans, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Suzanne Peck, D.C. Government Chief Technology Officer Steve Davis, Coalition 2000. Panel: How Can We Prepare? -- An indepth discussion f best practices for preparing a response, from different perspectives including: -As a Community Group -- Northwest DC - Year 2000 Group - As a Non-Profit -- Metropolitan Washington Human Services Coalition - As a Congregation -- Southern Maryland Action Committee. Afternoon Workshops - 2 to 5 pm -Public Safety -Public Health and Welfare -Preparing Your Organization's Computers -Government Finance and Revenue Issues -Cash Flow Preparedness for Churches and Non-Profits -Red Cross Community Preparedness Planning -Sample Y2K Plans for Non-Profits -Organizing Your Neighborhood. NOTE: You have to indicate which two workshops you'd be interested in attending. I have registered and plan to attend the Public Safety and Organizing Your Neighborhood workshops. Today there is a "National Y2K Symposium" at the National Cathedral, of which I found out about too late. I noticed that Rick Cowles is speaking and was wondering if he would be reporting back on any summations that he might have.
-- Suburb (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999.
The Preparedness Expo I went to was a lot of fun. Lots of dried food vendors, etc. Some prices were good. A good place to buy stuff like pails of wheat to avoid the expensive shipping charges. Lots of Bible-thumpers. Bizarre foods and medical devices. Some really neat portable wood cookstoves. A militia group was recruiting. Alltogether, a real trail mix. I planned to spend an hour and stayed there all afternoon.
-- malloc shmem err. (GenStar@mars.com), March 08, 1999.