The 14th annual Communications Academy will be held April 14-15 2012 at South Seattle Community College. The theme for this year's Academy is "Practical Solutions for Real EmComm Challenges".
One of our keynote speakers this year will be Mike Corey (KI1U), emergency preparedness manager for the ARRL and co-author of the ARRL book 'Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio'.
Our second keynote speaker will be Andrew Seybold.
The Portable Radio Contest again invites you to build a portable, efficient and functional Go-Kit station. Guidelines and photos of kits from past years are viewable [HERE]. This year we are introducing a category for Digital Radio Go-Kits. Even if you have entered before you are encouraged to augment your setup and enter again. Please join us in thanking this year's generous sponsors Icom America and Navigator Interface. Icom has donated an IC-880H Dual Band FM and DV D-Star Radio. Navigator Interface has donated their flagship product, the Navigator Interface.
View our full schedule or check out our Save the Date flyer or our Promo flyer!
The Communications Academy is open to anyone with an interest in emergency communications, volunteer or professional. The presentations are designed to promote the development of knowledgeable, skilled emergency communicators who will support their local communities during a disaster or emergency response.
I have no connection to the group that runs this, but I've gone in the past and found many of the sessions worthwhile.