The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative

Mass Notification Seminar

2019 Bay Area Mass Notification Seminar

Dates: May 2-3, 2019 
Location: Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco 
Cost: Free for participants 


Thank you for joining us for the 2nd annual Mass Notification Conference. A two day event of sharing lessons learned, local practices, and ideas for improving regional coordination for mass notification and emergency alerts before, during, and after emergency incidents.  
Seminar topics included: lessons learned from recent disasters, updates on IPAWS, reaching vulnerable populations with alerts, Earthquake Early Warning, creating alert messages, updates on mass notification legislation, regional coordination for air quality incidents, and mass notification and social media, among other topics. 
This is one of the only events in the U.S. to focus exclusively on all aspects of mass notification, from warning capabilities to messaging. Participants will include Alert and Warning System Administrators, Public Information Officers, and Emergency Managers from local, state, and federal agencies and community organizations across the country. 
For more information, please contact Mikyung Kim-Molina, Bay Area UASI Regional Project Manager, at or (415) 353-5230. 

2019 Mass Notification Conference Summary Report


2018 Mass Notification Conference

The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiatives Public Information and Warning Work Group’s First Mass Notification Seminar held on March 14-15, 2018, was designed as a platform for mass notification system operators, PIOs, and emergency managers to share best practices and lessons learned in mass notification emergency alerting, particularly those that emerged from experiences in recent disasters across California.

Key topics areas included:

  • Mass notification communications infrastructure
  • Organizational processes and structures
  • Techniques for designing effective emergency alert messages
  • Reaching the whole community
  • Regional coordination for emergency messaging


2018 Mass Notification Seminar Agenda

2018 Mass Notification Seminar Summary Report