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Virtual roundtable focuses on EAS

National dialogue on the Emergency Alert System with industry and government leaders

In preparation for the National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test in fall 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is hosting a Virtual Roundtable event Thursday, June 9, with industry and State and local government leaders in the emergency alert and warning field. 

Virtual roundtable leaders and experts will discuss experiential and anecdotal EAS technical challenges and EAS community outreach and engagement activities to harness and share existing lessons learned.

The virtual roundtable is designed to promote a free exchange of solutions-based ideas in a positive, authentic, and collegial atmosphere.

This ground-breaking, collaborative forum will spotlight perspectives and share best practices for improving the EAS across a wide range of discussion topics.

Additionally, IPAWS is encouraging idea sharing for the National Dialogue on the Emergency Alert System( website, opening Monday, May 23.

Specific EAS topics include:

  •  EAS Technical Challenges (i.e. Audio quality, Crawl, Color, Speed)
  • EAS Equipment Installation, Configuration, and Operation
  • EAS State Plans and Monitoring Assignments
  • Clarifications of EAS Rulemaking
  • EAS Community Engagement and Awareness

This virtual roundtable is one in a series of planned roundtables and webinars on the Emergency Alert System, so please stay tuned for upcoming events. FEMA IPAWS, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will compile informed best practices in preparation for the National EAS Test. 

EAS Participant Virtual Roundtable with Industry and Government Leaders


 Session 1: AM, FM, Digital Radio Industry Session

June 9- 12:30 pm ? 1:50 pm

Session 2: Digital Television, Cable, Satellite Industry Session

June 9- 2:30 pm- 3:50 pm

Please email: for an Outlook meeting invitation.

Want to directly engage before, during, and after the Virtual Roundtable discussion? Please submit your ideas, best practices, and vote on the National Dialogue on the Emergency Alert System website, ( open on Monday, May 23, 2011!

Voting and discussion by peers is essential for our virtual roundtable discussion. The Top 5 most ?Popular? ideas will be directly discussed among virtual roundtable industry leaders and experts.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and questions at the June 9 discussion!

Virtual Roundtable 2007 Live Meeting Connection Information

The Live Meeting Client must be installed in order to hear the audio portion of the program. 

Microsoft Windows (XP or later) and sound card are required.  Please refer to the Live Meeting Instructions for configuring your system.

Use the following URL to log in to the Webinar:

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