Current CME Status. NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center.
The conference will feature local, regional and national speakers. Some
of the topics include; power grid vulnerabilities, status of grid
hardening in other states, and emergency management
preparation-suggestions. We will also discuss ways to educate the
public, policy makers and state and local first responders about the
risks to the power grid.
The Alabama Power Grid Defense Committee is a grass roots organization with the goal of ensuring that our power grid is protected against the effects of EMP, Coronal Mass Ejections, Cyber and Kinetic Attacks. As such, the majority of the topics will be related to the various ways in which the grid is vulnerable. We also intend to have topics for the Emergency Management folks that would be attending.
We have set of hotel rooms at our conference hotel, Embassy Suites Hotel and Sp at the special rate of $129 per night + tax. This is a great deal. You will include free made to order breakfast, nightly manger's reception, no worry about driving every day to the event. The rate is good from two days prior and two days after our conference so you can enjoy our great city and North Alabama. If you need to stay longer or have any issues with reservation, please contact us using the email icon at the top of the page. Click here to reserve a room. You may also call (1-800-362-2779) and use our group code: AL5. That's A - L - 5, 5 as in the number 5. It will show up as "AL L5 SOCIETY".
Current Confirmed Speakers
Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.
Ambassador Henry F. (Hank) Cooper is Chairman of the Board of High Frontier.
President and CEO Aleta Technologies, Inc.
Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education, Univ. Alabama Huntsville.
Director, Special Projects. Center for Security Policy Coalition to Secure the Grid.
Board of Advisors, EMPact America.
Author,The Civil Defense Book: Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community. Webpage
|Type||Day 1 & 2
|Day 1 & 2
|Early||July 15||August 1||At the Door***|
|Day 1 or 2 Dinner||-||-||$60||$70||$80||$100|
|One Day (Thur. Aug. 9) Regular||Yes||No||$100||$125||$150||$175|
|One Day (Fri. Aug. 11) Regular||Yes||No||$100||$125||$150||$175|
|One Day (Sat. Aug. 12) Regular||No||No||$50||$75||$100||$100|
Sponsors and Supporters
Event hosted by:
The Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5), the host of the Alabama Power Grid Defense Committee and the 2018 Power Grid Defense Conference, is seeking funding to underwrite the cost of the event and to help in brining in out of town speakers. Various sponsorships levels are available (see below), and customizable level is available.
Sponsors Levels and Benefits
|One Day Break
(AM and PM)
|Personalized sponsorship level is available. Please contact us at info@HAL5.org|