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Contact Membership Director Jim Beeby at james.beeby@sri.com for your password.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Doors Open at 11:30 AM
Program Starts at Noon

Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(Get Directions)

Social Media Strategies in the Heart of Silicon Valley
Learn how two police departments in the heart of Silicon Valley successfully changed their social media strategy to incorporate two-way engagement with the community, build their online “brand” and persona, and effectively use social media channels to manage critical incidents. Understand how social media can be integrated into public sector/government operations and what companies can do to maximize their visibility, reach, and presence in their communities.  Learn why “voice” and online persona are key to breaking through to your community.  

Attendees will leave the session with:

  • strategies used to increase public interest in your programs through social media
  • how to engage the community in your programs
  • tools to deliver timely and accurate information during breaking public safety events. 

About the presenters:

Captain Chris Hsiung commands the Field Operations Division at the Mountain View Police Department in northern California.  Through the department Community Action and Information Unit (CAIU), he manages strategy, community engagement, and growth through the police department social media channels.  Chris blogs for the IACP Center for Social Media, has written numerous articles for various publications, and has spoken at various conference across the country on the topic of law enforcement’s use of social media to engage the community. 
Lieutenant Zach Perron is the Public Affairs Manager for the Palo Alto (CA) Police Department, an agency with 92 sworn officers serving a city of 60,000 people in the heart of Silicon Valley.  He led his agency’s adoption of social media platforms in 2012 and is responsible for publishing all social media content.  He has worked with the command staffs of a number of law enforcement agencies to assist them with the development of their social media programs.  He has spoken about social media at the annual conferences of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the California Peace Officers Association, the California Police Chiefs Association, the California Association of Public Information Officials, and the California State Association of Counties. 

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$28 members with reservations (ASSE & BAESG)
$33 non-members, members without reservations

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10th Annual Department of Energy LSO Workshop

August 19-21, 2014 Livermore, California

Save the date and plan to attend the 10th Annual Department of Energy LSO Workshop. This comprehensive workshop is for individuals with laser safety responsibility and interest in a research, industrial or academic setting who want to update and expand their laser safety knowledge. It features presentations
on current laser applications and associated laser safety issues and solutions. Anyone interested in laser safety will not want to miss this unique workshop! The
workshop also serves as the annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy Laser Safety Working Group (DOE - EFCOG).

The Workshop is a 2.5-day meeting and will include both invited and contributed talks. Keynote speaker will be Jeff Wisoff, Principal Associate Director for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate. There will be a Vendor Exhibit and tours of the NIF and Jupiter Laser Facility on the afternoon of August 20th.

Certification Maintenance points will be available. The Board of Laser Safety
will offer a CLSO/CMLSO exam on August 18th, just prior to the Workshop.

The registration fee will be $150 and includes the reception dinner.

For more information, including abstract submission, please contact the
Workshop Chair: Jamie King, king75@llnl.gov or Organizing Chair: Trina Voelker, voelker4@llnl.gov


Fall 2013 Scholarship Award to Kelsey Baker

On January 14, 2014, the San Jose Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers presented the Fall 2013 Scholarship Award to Kelsey Baker. The award included a $1500 check and one year paid membership. Kelsey is a senior at Santa Clara University, majoring in Environmental Science. Her main area of concentration is in Sustainability, and has led many related projects and organizations including "Think Outside the Bottle" and the OCEANS Club. Presenting the award to Kelsey is Steven Hochstadt, ASSE-SJ Scholarship Chair.