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First Annual Technical Conference

  • Westchester Marriott 670 White Plains Road Tarrytown, NY, 10591 United States (map)

Event Name:       First Annual Technical Conference co-sponsored by AIA - Westchester
                            Hudson Valley Chapter
Event Date:         October 11, 2018
Event Time:         8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Location:  Westchester Marriott
                            670 White Plains Road
                            Tarrytown, NY  10591
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The SFPE NJ/NY Education Foundation and the AIA Westchester / Hudson Valley Chapter is pleased to announce our First Annual Technical Conference to be held at the Westchester Marriott, located at 670 White Plains Road in Tarrytown, NY on October 11, 2018. The event features a delicious hot breakfast and lunch buffets, as well as coffee and water throughout the day. A cash bar reception will follow the event at Coopers Mill, located on property.

SFPE International President, J.C. Harrington, will be our Key Note Speaker, and will be providing a preview of his State of the SFPE address planned for the SFPE North America Conference & Expo. He will also present “State of the Society, SFPE International.”  Scheduled speakers and timely topics to be presented include renowned local and national fire protection and life safety experts:
          Kevin Morin, PE, Joe Plati, PE - CCI - Stadium Fire Protecti on and Life Safety Design Challenges
          Carl Baldassarra, PE, FSPFE Nick Ozog, PE, and Doug Stieve, AIA - WJE - Exterior Cladding Fire Protection
          Elizabeth Schoonman - Johnson Controls - Addressable Notification and Self-Test Features
          Sharron Halpert - Halpert Life Safety - Passive Fire Protection Technology
          Dan O’Connor, PE, FSPFE - Jensen Hughes - Smoke Detection and Stratification
          Tricia Fratto - Ethics Suite - Engineering & Architectural Ethics

We will also be hosting a special Hospitality Industry Fire Protection Panel which will feature:
          Rob Schmidt, PE - Marriott Hotels & Resorts
          Paul Frederick, CPP- Hospitality Security Advisors
          Todd Harvey, RA – Beatty, Harvey, Coco Architects
          Michael J. Rzeznik, PE – WJE
          Tom Gardner, PE, FSFPE - GHD

For discounted hotel guest room rates please call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (914) 631-2200 directly, on or before Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Please identify yourself as part of the SFPE NJ NY Foundation Fall 2018 Room Block group staying at the Westchester Marriott, located at 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591-5104. All reservations are subject to Marriott’s current cancellation policy. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.

Check our website for sponsorship opportunities (, and remember to save the date for what is sure to be a fantastic event.

Both engineering and architectural continuing education credits (CEU's) will be provided.

Earlier Event: October 4
Later Event: October 20
Tour - Untermyer Park and Gardens