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50th Anniversary Celebration & Preparedness Workshop

Asheville, North Carolina

June 15-17, 2012
Sunset over Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, Land of the Sky - Hometown of DERA


(See Full Agenda)


Friday, June 15, 2012 - International Preparedness Workshop

0830 - Registration and Workshop at 200 College Street, Ground Floor Conference Room

1100 - Lunch at Asheville's premier Chop House

Honored Guest: Sri S. Suri, VU2MY - Recipient of Amateur of the Year, Dayton 2012

1800 - Networking Reception on the terrace at the world famous Grove Park Inn


Saturday, June 16, 2012 - Field Demonstration and Tour

0800-1130 - Preparedness Workshop at 201 Tunnel Road, Days Inn Conference Room

1145 - Caravan to Summit of Mount Mitchell

1245 - Lunch at Mount Mitchell State Park Restaurant

1400 - Emergency Communications Field Demonstration at Mount Mitchell

Afternoon - Networking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway and mountain communities


Sunday, June 17, 2012 - Historical Tours and Networking

Networking and Small Group Meetings

Opportunities to tour the Biltmore House, Mountain Crafts Center and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Review of historical Biltmore, Asheville and Marshall floods

44th Memorial of the July 1968 Piedmont Airlines Flight 22 Tragedy


Advance Registration Is Required. We Regret that Walk-Ins Cannot be Accommodated.


Click on the appropriate link to register:

Member Registration: Free for DERA Members and Partnership Organizations

Non-Member Registration: $125 (USD)

For questions about the anniversary celebration and workshop, please contact:

or write to

DERA Workshop 2012

P.O. Box 797,  Longmont, CO 80502


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