Feel the Music! Executive Director Valerie Ghent attended an all-day FEMA Think Tank on ‘Innovating in Disasters’ at the White House Eisenhower Executive Building in Washington DC on August 27, 2013.

Over 80 innovators from the tech, art, public, non-profit, and private sector communities gathered to think about ways to improve the disaster survivor experience. A second event will be held later this fall to follow up on ideas generated in the think tank.

We are honored to share what we’ve learned over the years since 9/11 on the efficacy of music and art in disaster response and look forward to the development of new ideas and programs to aid survivor recovery and build resilience, for individuals, families and communities.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #FEMAThinkTank