At the most recent conference of the National Communication Association in Chicago, I had the pleasure of participating on a panel titled, Theory Meets Practice: Interorganizational Collaboration in Disaster Management. Dr. Elizabeth Carlson got us organized, and the panelists included Natalie White, Dr. Keri Stephens, and Dr. John Lammers standing in for Elizabeth. Dr. Scott Poole chaired. Brian Brauer and Dr. Matthew Seeger responded. I wanted to share the remarks I prepared. I made the argument for the need for research connecting preparation, response, and recovery processes, and I offered a couple of ideas about how to do so. Check it out.