2013 Conference and Expo in Chicago

Results of the Association Technical Meeting
See final results of this meeting which addressed proposed changes to 10 NFPA documents: NFPA 1061, 1851, 801, 1123, 96, 58, 70, 502, 130, and 25.

Conference presentations
Download conference presentations from the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo. Presentations are organized by tracks listed below. You must log in to NFPA's website before downloading any presentations.

Audio recordings
The audio for all of the 2013 presentations can be purchased from Fleetwood On-Site Recording.

Chair's Remarks

Video: On June 10, 2013, NFPA Chair Philip C. Stittleburg spoke about NFPA’s influence. "We have more than 300 codes and standards," he said, "but many may seem remote from what we do day-to-day. Let me tell you how they affect me close to home." Read an overview of his remarks.

President's Report

Video: The role of technology – and how it helps NFPA improve, health, safety and education for its many audiences around the world – was the focus of NFPA President Jim Shannon’s remarks at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo. "We have become accustomed to getting answers to questions right away," he said. "We communicate all day with our co-workers, colleagues in other places, our families, our friends.  We are connected all day, every day… We have structured our lives, both professional and personal, around a technology that we knew almost nothing about a couple of decades ago." Read the full text of Mr. Shannon's speech.

Remarks from Doris Kearns

Author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin delivered the keynote address at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago. The topic of her speech was President Abraham Lincoln's decision to challenge his leadership by surrounding himself with political rivals. This was also the topic of her best-selling book "Team of Rivals." 

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