NFPA show in Boston
QUINCY, Mass.--The National Fire Protection Association will hold its annual World Safety Conference and Exposition close to home this year, at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. The event will take place June 3 through 7.
Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough will deliver the keynote address during the opening general session, which will begin June 3 at 1 p.m.
More than 5,000 attendees are expected to attend this session. For the exhibition, "We have 264 companies booked, and we are planning on more than 300," said Linda Bailey, NFPA assistant vice president for conferences and meetings.
In selecting a keynote speaker, Bailey said Jim Shannon [NFPA president] believes "it's nice to break up a technical conference like this with something different." Bailey noted that McCullough has a "bit of a local tie," since one of his recent books was about John Adams, a native son of Massachusetts.
This year's featured presentation (Tuesday, June 5, from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.) will be "The Legacy of the Station Nightclub Fire: Code Changes, Research, & Legislation." The conference will also include spotlight presentations on issues such as mass notification and the World Trade Center investigation. For more information about the conference, visit www.nfpa.org.