2021 National Hurricane Conference

2021 General Session

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


1:00 pm


John Wilson, Chairman, National Hurricane Conference, Fort Myers, FL



James Waskom, Director, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Baton Rouge, LA (invited)


Ken Graham, Director, National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL



TBD, FEMA, Washington, DC (invited)


Tim Callaghan, Senior Regional Advisor, USAID BHA LAC, U.S. Embassy, Costa Rica

3:00 pm

Networking Break/Coffee

3:30 pm

Annual Awards Presentation

4:00 pm

“Atlantic Basin Seasonal Hurricane Prediction and Initial Outlook for 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season”

Phil Klotzbach, Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

4:30 pm

Dr. Kishor Mehta, Ph.D., PE, Horn Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering; and Founder, Wind Science & Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

5:00 pm


6:00 pm

Networking Reception/Cocktails, Snacks

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