10/10 Chapter Event - Looking Back:  Business Continuity Lessons We Can Learn From Historical Events

mark your calendarDate: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm

Cost: $20 ACP members / $30 nonmembers (Includes lunch)

Location: Westside Conference Center
                                          6100 Center Drive
                                          Los Angeles, CA 90045                                

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Looking at disasters from the past, it is easy to see that history is filled with catastrophic events that changed the course of lives, communities and societies. This presentation will discuss several forgotten historical disasters and explore their legacies. The importance of crisis leadership will be highlighted with examples of events that were poorly led and the resulting effects. Common threads and lessons learned will also be explored.

Historical disaster highlights include:

  • The Lisbon earthquake, fire and tsunami of 1755
  • The outbreak of yellow fever in Philadelphia, 1793
  • The Thanksgiving Day disaster in San Francisco, 1900
  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911
  • The tri-state tornado, 1925
  • The Newfoundland earthquake and tsunami, 1929
  • The sinking of the SS Carl D. Bradley, 1958

You will not want to miss this great event!


Since 2014, Molly Latham has been an independent business continuity consultant. She assists clients with business continuity program assessments, business impact analyses, plan development and testing, and business continuity training.  Molly has an MBA from Pepperdine University, is a Certified Business Continuity Professional and is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute.