The Association of State Floodplain Managers will convene the world's largest and most comprehensive floodplain management conference – our 34th annual gathering – the week of May 16 – 21, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We invite you to share your experiences with local, state, and federal officials, industry leaders, consultants, and other interested parties relevant to our theme, "Building Blocks of Floodplain Management".
Our theme for 2010 is derived not only from the No Adverse Impact building blocks, but also plays on Bricktown - Oklahoma City's unique neighborhood and entertainment destination. Located in the heart of downtown and starting just a block from our Convention Center, Bricktown is the vibrant home to many restaurants, shops, attractions, nightclubs, sporting facilities, and a spectacular canal. Bricktown, as it now stands, was once a warehouse neighborhood that has been magnificently restored. It has enjoyed a physical revival and gained immense popularity since the early 1980s, becoming a hot spot, known for its diverse and often varied entertainment options.
Throughout the week, over 200 of the industry's experts will conduct plenary and concurrent sessions and share the state-ofthe-art in techniques, programs, and resources to reduce flood risk and accomplish flood mitigation, watershed management, and other community goals. A three-day comprehensive exposition features the materials, equipment, accessories, and services vital to get the job done. Supplementary technical field tours and training workshops provide indepth training. Numerous networking activities offer additional opportunities to learn from each other.
For additional information, visit http://www.floods.org.