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9:00am - 5:00pm
Marriott Downtown Hotel | 85 West Street | New York City

VOICES 20th Anniversary Remembrance Symposium

 
 
VOICES 20th Anniversary Remembrance Symposium
 

Remembrance, Reflection and Resilience is the theme of VOICES 20th Anniversary Programs and Events. Join us for VOICES 20th Anniversary Remembrance Symposium, as we gather together in advance of this milestone anniversary. Once again, the Symposium will be held on September 9 and 10 at the Marriott Hotel at 85 West Street in New York City. The event will held in person and broadcast online.

The 2-day program will feature prominent individuals who have made significant contributions in the aftermath of 9/11, providing a retrospective of accomplishments over the past 20 years, and lessons learned. Subject matter experts will address topics that are relevant for the 9/11 community and examine issues that are still pending.

Special guests include Governor Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya, and many others to be announced in the coming weeks. Presentations will highlight the expertise of professionals working in the fields of mental health and wellness, trauma and resilience, journalism and national security, the VCF and compensation programs, and legal issues. Discussions will provide important insights for those impacted by or responding to other tragedies.

Please note: Due to the vulnerability of the 9/11 community all attendees must be vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination upon arrival.

 
 

September 9th Agenda
 
Day one will focus on significant contributions in the aftermath of 9/11, providing a retrospective of the accomplishments and lessons learned over the past 20 years.
 
Candle Lighting Service
Horse Soldiers: Extraordinary Story of Special Forces in Afghanistan
Bearing Witness to Tragedy: How 9/11 Changed Journalism and Journalists
NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner: Lessons Learned
National Security – Are We Safer?
Corporate & Philanthropic Response in the Aftermath of 9/11
September 10th Agenda
 
Day two will feature subject matter experts addressing topics that are relevant for the 9/11 community and examine issues that are still pending.
 
Candle Lighting Service
Sites of Memory: Building 9/11 Memorials on Sacred Ground
9/11 Commission: A Retrospective
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and Compensation Programs
Progress Report on the September 11 Litigation
Peer-to-Peer Discussion Groups for Families
9/11 Family private meeting with the OCME
Peer-to-peer Discussion Groups for Survivors and Responders
World Trade Center Medical & Mental Health Updates
The Role of Sports Following 9/11
Reflections on the 20th Anniversary
 
Additional Exhibits
 
In-person attendees will also be able to enjoy these exhibits.
 
Voices of Reflection Art Exhibit
Dianne Brudnicki and the Seattle Art Project
Respite Room Facilitated by Community Relief and Rebuilding through Education and Wellness
If you can't attend the Symposium, but would like to make a donation, click here.
 
If you or your organization is interested in becoming a 20th Anniversary Commemoration Sponsor, click here.
 

 
Symposium Presenters
 
A partial list of confirmed speakers appear above from left to right:
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Rupa Bhattacharyya, Dr. Barbara Sampson, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Alice Greenwald, and Richard Ben-Veniste.
 
Michael Barasch
Richard Ben-Veniste
Rupa Bhattacharyya
Joseph Cavelconte
Stephen M. Clark
Brian Connolly
Michael Crane, MD
John P. Dearie
Frank DePaolo
Mark Desire
Brett Eagleson
Mark Farfel
John Feal
Gordon W. Felt
Mary Fetchet
Anthony Gardner
Alice Greenwald
Robert T. Haefele
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean
Noah Kleshefsky
Mike Kelly
James P. Kreindler
James J. Laychak
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman
Matthew McCauley
Joe McNally
Jacqueline M. Moline, MD
Scot Neil
Bob Pennington
Joan Reibman, MD
Rebecca Rosen, MD
Dr. Barbara Sampson
Jeremy Schapp
Bobby Valentine
Jeff Van Gundy
Michael Weiden, MD
Leigh Wilson, D.O. MPH
 
An updated agenda and information about the presenters will be available in the coming weeks
 

 
Map
 
Directions
 
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
 
Follow the signs to NJ Turnpike N and follow to exit 14C (Holland Tunnel). Exit the tunnel and make first right hand turn onto Laight Street. Go 3 blocks and make a left onto West Street. Stay in the far right lanes and follow to the end. Make a left onto Battery Place, then another left to return to West Street. (You'll now be on the north bound lanes). Follow to the hotel at 85 West Street between Carlisle and Albany Streets.
 
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Follow Grand Central Parkway towards Manhattan. Take the Brooklyn Queens Expressway East (I-278 West) exit. Take exit 29 to merge onto Tillary St (towards Brooklyn Bridge). Turn right on Adams St and go over Brooklyn Bridge. Take the Pearl St exit and turn left onto Pearl. Turn right to merge onto Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Dr and continue onto S Street Viaduct. Continue onto West St and then turn right onto Albany St.
 
John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Take the Van Wyck Expressway to Grand Central Parkway West. Stay on the right and exit onto the Long Island Expressway. Continue to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (I-278). Take exit 29 to merge onto Tillary St (towards Brooklyn Bridge). Turn right on Adams St and go over Brooklyn Bridge. Take the Pearl St exit and turn left onto Pearl. Turn right to merge onto Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Dr and continue onto S Street Viaduct. Continue onto West St and then turn right onto Albany St.
 

 
Thank You to Our Sponsors
 
Commemorative Sponsors
 
Legacy Sponsors
 
Remembrance Sponsors
 
Presenting Sponsors
 
Premier Sponsors