Monday, August 9, 2010

A New Conference Erupts

In a nice twist, the volcano that interfered with so many meetings and events is now getting a meeting of its own: the Atlantic Conference on Eyjafjallajokull and Aviation, to be held on Sept. 15-16 in Keflavik, Iceland. Organized by Keilir Aviation Academy, the conference will gather civil aviation authorities, engineers, meteorologists, and other professionals to address a variety of questions about the eruption that shut down European airspace for a week this past April, including "Why was Europe's airspace closed?" and "What steps are to be taken and by whom to minimize the threats that volcanic ash poses to aviation?"

This is the lifecycle of the modern crisis: Surprise. Response. Meeting. Improvement. In its own way, it's quite reassuring, no?

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