IAEM-USA Region 7 Conference

IAEM-USA Region 7 Conference

 Start Date - End Date

August 07, 2024 - August 08, 2024

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Wednesday, August 07, 2024

Registration Deadline

Wednesday, August 07, 2024

Join IAEM-USA Region 7 for our third annual conference scheduled for August 7-8, 2024, at Johnson County Community College, 112345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas 66210. Parking for conference venue is adjacent to meeting venue and its free.

Registration fees include:
  • August 7th - Pre-conference networking event, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • August 8th – all day conference
This conference will provide opportunities to discuss regional and national resilience topics, inclusive of volunteer, seasoned, and aspiring emergency management professionals.

Payment is due at the time of registration. Online registration deadline is Friday, July 26, 2024. However, last minute online registration is available up until the day of the event. In order to lock in your registration, you must complete an online registration form, submit payment and obtain a registration number. A registration confirmation will be sent by email.

Cancellation Policy - All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations received by Monday, July 29, 2024 will receive a full refund. No refunds as of Tuesday, July 30, 2024.

AEM / CEM Certification Examination Participation - The certification exam is open to anyone who registers for the exam by July 19, 2024 and has paid the certification application fee which is an additional fee and is required in order to sit for the exam. You must be enrolled in the certification program and paid the application fee in full separately ($425 for IAEM members; $635 for non-members). Only those who have paid the application fee in full and have added the exam function to their registration are eligible to register and sit for the exam. Candidates will have one year from the date of the exam to submit their credentials for review. Visit https://www.iaem.org/Certification/Getting-Started to request an application and https://www.iaem.org/Certification/Application-Process to submit your certification application fee payment.

There is an additional fee of $25 in order to take the exam during this exam offering.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount (USD)
Conf. Sponsor (Mbr) - Select Level Under Functions $0.00
Conf. Sponsor - Select Level Under Functions $0.00
IAEM Student/Emerging Professional Member Reg $75.00
Member Registration Fee $100.00
Non-Member Registration Fee $125.00
Pre-Conf Exam (Mbr) -Select Exam Under Functions $0.00
Pre-Conf. Exam Only - Select Exam Under Functions $0.00
Speaker Reg. - Member (coupon code required) $100.00
Speaker Reg. - Non-Mbr. (coupon code required) $100.00
Sponsor Attendees-Mbr. (coupon code required) $500.00
Sponsor Attendees-Non-Mbr. (coupon code required) $500.00


One-Day Conference Agenda

7:45 AM - 8:15 AM Registration and Breakfast

•Attendees arrive, register, and enjoy a light breakfast.

•Networking opportunity.

8:15 AM - 8:20 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks – Randy Pommenville

•Brief introduction and welcome from the Region 7 President.

8:20 AM - 9:15 AM Presentation 1 – Disaster Movies – John Carr

•55-minute presentation by Speaker 1.

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Networking Break –

•15-minute refreshment and networking opportunity.

9:30 AM - 10:25 AM Presentation 2 – Recovery – Molly Bargmann (Director of Recovery, small woman-owned firm)

•55-minute presentation by Speaker 2.

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM Networking Break

•15-minute refreshment and networking opportunity.

10:40 AM - 11:35 AM Presentation 3 – Domestic Terrorism – Dio Ayala

•55-minute presentation by Speaker 3.

11:35 AM - 11:40 AM Networking Break

•5-minute refreshment and networking opportunity prior to lunch.

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM Premier Sponsor Lunch Presentation - DebrisTech

•Up to 30-minute lunch presentation by the premier sponsor.

•Attendees enjoy lunch during the presentation with 20-minute networking lunch following presentation.

12:35 – 12:40 Transition Break

•Short break to transition from lunch to the next session.

12:40 PM – 1:55 PM Panel Presentation – Chiefs Super Bowl Parade Incident – Kansas City – Panelists TBD

•Facilitator: Claire Canaan, REGION 7 VP

•1 hour and 15-minute panel discussion with multiple panelists – 55-minute presentation with 20-minute Q&A.

•Includes Q&A session.

1:55 PM – 2:05 PM Networking Break

•10-minute refreshment and networking opportunity.

2:05 PM - 3:00 PM Presentation 4 – Keeping Jack in the Box – Brian Payne

•55-minute presentation by Speaker 4.

•Keeping Jack in the Box – Sometimes you have really bad moments, feels like someone keeps dialing into the emotional aspect and you’re just waiting for the jack to come out. How to maintain foundational aspects and keep yourself centered.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Break

•15-minute refreshment and networking opportunity – last opportunity before booths pack up.

3:15 PM – 4:10 PM Presentation 5 – Water Scarcity - B. Lodge

•55-minute presentation by Speaker 5.

4:10 PM - 4:25 PM R7 Awards Presentation + IAEM Conference Registration giveaway – Randy Pommenville

•Presentation of Region 7 Awards

•Announce winner of free registration for 2024 IAEM Conference in Colorado Springs (via submissions throughout the day)

4:25 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks – Morgan Hunter

•Brief closing remarks and thank you from the conference organizer

Complete Conference Program

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Location Information

Johnson County Community College
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210

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