A one day Conference and Exhibition is being organized by the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) on “Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and Gulf Coast Region ” at the University of Houston on August 2, 2013. The presentations will include current preparation plans for the entire Gulf Coast including Texas counties and cities for the 2013 hurricane season and other disasters. Special feature of this conference is the four panel discussions on hurricane issues, other disasters, coastal protection and debris management. After the technical sessions, a reception will be held starting at 2:30 p.m. with invited state, city, county and industry leaders in the exhibit area to facilitate networking. The conference fee also includes lunch, coffee breaks, reception and parking. Earn 5 PDH by attending the entire conference.