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 - Five. It will show up as "AL L5 SOCIETY".
Current Confirmed Speakers
Engineer and Author of Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, and many more. Website.
Board of Advisors, EMPact America.
Chairman of the Board of High Frontier.
Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.
President and CEO Aleta Technologies, Inc.
Author,The Civil Defense Book: Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community. Webpage
Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education, Univ. Alabama Huntsville.
Director, Special Projects. Center for Security Policy Coalition to Secure the Grid.
This is a 3-Day conference with a half day advocacy workshop with a separate signup.
Given that there is another big conference next door at the Von Braun
Convention Center (the annual Space and Missle Defense Conference),
and to allow opportunity for the attendees to network with
the speakers and each other, we have decided to include lunch for Day 1 and 2 in our
registration. You are on your own for lunch on Day 3 (Saturday).
Thursday and/or Friday night evening dinner events are being planned.
Single day registration is available. There will be no meal ticket sold at the conference, so all on-site registration will excludes meals options (lunch or dinner).
Professional registration includes Day 1 and 2 lunches and dinner.
|Type||Early||July 16||At the Door |
|Regular (Includes Day 1 & 2 Lunches)||$250||$300||$325|
|Student (Includes Day 1 & 2 Lunches) ||$200||$250||$275|
|Professional (Includes Day 1 & 2 Lunches and Dinners)||$350||$400||$425|
|Day 1 or 2 Dinner||$60||$80||Not Avail|
|One Day Regular (Thursday or Friday, includes Lunch)||$100||$150||$175|
|One Day Regular (Saturday, no Lunch)||$50||$100||$100|
 There will be a handful of "at the door registrations" available.
 Full time student only. Subject to verification
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|