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Mayor Buddy Dyer speaking about Orlando's Pulse response at SXSW

Panel to discuss emergency planning, domestic terrorism

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and local community leaders speak during a press conference June 12, 2016 near the Pulse nightclub where 49 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in a mass shooting. (Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

AUSTIN, Fla. – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is scheduled to speak Monday about domestic terrorism at the South by Southwest creative conference.

Dyer is part of a panel for the SXSW Resiliency in the Face of Terrorism session that will discuss how cities respond to attacks in their community like the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting.

“Terrorism is a domestic and international issue, but the immediate response is always local,” reads the session description.

Dyer will share how the Orlando community responded after the Pulse tragedy, according to a statement from the mayor's office.

[See more ClickOrlando.com Pulse shooting coverage]

The session is part of the civic track at South by Southwest with "forward-thinking mayors from around the country," city officials said.

NPR politics reporter Sam Sanders and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Sharon Burke, who is now with the nonprofit New America, will be on the panel alongside Dyer, according to SXSW.

The session starts at 10:30 a.m. EDT and will be live-streamed.

SXSW runs through March 19 in Austin, Texas.


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