CAFM 1st Annual Conference – 2014

Our first annual conference was held on Wednesday, October 29 at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, CT.  The final attendance number at the conference was 104, nearly twice our original expectation!  If you are a CFM, please note that attending our conference makes you eligible for 5.5 CECs!  Certificates will be mailed to CFM’s.  If you do not receive a certificate and you need one for your records, please email us at contactcafm (at) gmail.com.

Lots of folks from diverse backgrounds in and around Connecticut continue to be interested in floodplain management, as evidenced by the breakdown in attendees below:

  • Representatives from Connecticut Municipalities:  42
  • Consultants:  29
  • State Government Employees:  18
  • Non-Profit Representatives:  6
  • Federal Government Employees:  3
  • University Professionals:  2
  • Retirees:  2
  • Representatives from Tribal Governments:  1
  • Insurance Industry:  1

CAFM members turned out in force, with 61 of our 77 members attending!

A total of 42 attendees were kind enough to fill out our evaluation form, and based on those responses our overall conference rating was 90%!  Based on the responses received, the conference was very well received.  We attempted to provide something for everyone at our first conference, and specifically included a variety of inland and coastal talks to that end.  We also received numerous comments on what the strong points of the conference were, where we can improve next year, and the subjects that attendees are interested in hearing about over the next year.  If you are a member who would like to serve on the Events committee and help plan events over the next year (including our second annual conference), please email us at contactcafm (at) gmail.com.

Several of the presentations from the conference are available to download:

Bradner-Impact of Floodingon Insurance in CT

Baumann – Non Structural Floodproofing

Construction in Flood Hazard Areas CFPM 2014

Canas – Collaborative Floodplain Mitigation

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