Saint Louis University

 Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University will host the 20th Earthquakes: Mean Business (EMB) Conference from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the University's Busch Student Center.

The conference is planned and presented by the geoscience, engineering and emergency planning communities for the business and industry communities, as well as for those who work within the public sector. Business leaders, infrastructure managers, finance and equity professionals, risk managers, portfolio managers, project leaders, urban planners, lenders, sustainability professionals, business continuity planners and those in similar positions will all directly benefit from the conference sessions. Others, including first responders, healthcare administrators, elected officials and media also will learn how earthquakes affect their work and communities at large.

EMB is a public outreach offering of the regional geoscience, engineering and emergency management community. The program is an effort to raise awareness of earthquake hazards and earthquake risk in the central United States and explain how we can better prepare for future events. It will consist of morning presentations, a luncheon seminar and afternoon break-out sessions. Attendees also have the opportunity to visit with exhibitors who will provide information and resources to assist businesses in disaster preparation and business continuity planning

The cost to attend is $105 for general attendees and $25 for non-SLU students. The registration deadline is January 21, 2013. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available for those attending the conference. Additional information is available on the event website.

Visit for a full agenda and list of speakers. For additional information, contact Melissa Lassonde at (314) 977-8443 or