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SFPE / AIA Joint Technical Conference

October 11, 2018
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Westchester Marriott
670 White Plains Rd
Tarrytown, NY

The SFPE NJ/NY Education Foundation and the AIA Westchester / Hudson Valley Chapter is pleased to announce our First Annual Technical Conference to be held at the Westchester Marriott, located at 670 White Plains Road in Tarrytown, NY on October 11, 2018. The event features a delicious hot breakfast and lunch buffets as well as coffee and water throughout the day. A cash bar reception will follow the event at Coopers Mill, located on property.

Conference Highlights

SFPE International President, J.C. Harrington will be our Key Note Speaker, and will be providing a preview of his State of the SFPE address planned for the SFPE North America Conference & Expo. He will also present “State of the Society, SFPE International”

Scheduled Speakers and Timely Topics to be presented include renowned local and national fire protection and life safety experts:

Kevin Morin, PE, Joe Plati, PE - CCI - Stadium Fire Protecti on and Life Safety Design Challenges

Carl Baldassarra, PE, FSPFE Nick Ozog, PE, and Doug Stieve, AIA - WJE - Exterior Cladding Fire Protection

Elizabeth Schoonman - Johnson Controls - Addressable Notification and Self-Test Features

Sharron Halpert - Halpert Life Safety - Passive Fire Protection Technology

Dan O’Connor, PE, FSPFE - Jensen Hughes - Smoke Detection and Stratification

Tricia Fratto - Ethics Suite - Engineering & Architectural Ethics

We will also be hosting a special Hospitality Industry Fire Protection Panel which will feature:

Rob Schmidt, PE - Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Paul Frederick, CPP- Hospitality Security Advisors

Todd Harvey, RA – Beatty, Harvey, Coco Architects

Michael J. Rzeznik, PE – WJE

Tom Gardner, PE, FSFPE - GHD

Hotel Reservation Information:

For discounted hotel guest room rates please call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (914) 631-2200 directly, on or before Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Please identify yourself as part of the SFPE NJ NY Foundation Fall 2018 Room Block group staying at the Westchester Marriott, located at 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591-5104. All reservations are subject to Marriott’s current cancellation policy. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.

Check our sponsorship opportunities page at, and remember to save the date for what is sure to be a fantastic event.

Note: Both engineering and architectural continuing education credits (CEU's) will be issued for all attendees.

You can also register by mail downloading our PDF form.