Emergency Social Data Summit

Red Cross Volunteer Winnie Romeril in Haiti

Emergency Social Data Summit

Social media has changed how people communicate, including their calls for help. Now, people Tweet, update Facebook statuses, and text about natural disasters. Emergency and disaster response organizations are working to develop a process to address this and harness the communication power of new media.


The American Red Cross is hosting theĀ Emergency Social Data Summit to bring together government agencies, emergency management professionals, disaster response organizations, tech companies and concerned citizens to address how to reply to these digital cries for help more effectively.

You can read the full agenda here.

Thursday, August 12 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm ET

American Red Cross
Hall of Service
1730 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Because of limited seating, in person attendance at the event is invite only. However, in the spirit of the issue the event will be open and broadcast on the internet. You can keep track of the conference using several social media properties:

Register now to attend the online UStream conference.