Alliance for Response activity begins with a one-day forum for cultural leaders and emergency professionals.
A local committee organizes and implements an AFR kick-off forum with guidance from the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation. A lead institution recruits a forum planning committee representing the region’s cultural heritage, civic, and emergency response communities. It is important that the planning committee membership--like the audience for the forum--be diverse in terms of the types of institutions represented (archives, libraries, museums, and historic sites) and their governance (nonprofit, university, state, municipal institutions). Representation from the emergency management community is essential.