EM Events

EM Events Calendar 2024


February 14, 2024
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Protecting Drinking Water Sources with EPA’s River Spill Model


Spills within United States waterways can threaten safe drinking water supplies, fire protection, commerce, and critical navigation activities. EPA collaborated with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) to develop the Riverine Spill Model. This software helps utilities decide if they should close intake, add additional treatment, or access alternative water supplies, if available, while the worst of the spill plume passes. This webinar will provide an overview of the model, describe recent additions, and discuss how ORSANCO used the software to protect Ohio’s River drinking water systems following the East Palestine train derailment.

February 21, 2024
2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
Spring Safety and Security Religious Holiday Briefing Webinar


Join FEMA's Voluntary Agency Coordination Section and the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships for their February VOISE call. The topic of the webinar is a spring safety and security religious holiday briefing that will provide attendees with information, points of contact, and considerations to prepare their facilities for upcoming religious observances and other public gatherings.


March 6, 2024 2:00 p.m. EST
Empowering Tomorrow: Integrating Asylum Seeker Support into Sustainable Community Solutions
NEMA EMpowerment e-Learning Series

Registration | Website

Join NEMA on March 6, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. EST for the next EMpowerment Session with IEM. Hear from state and local experts as they outline the strategies employed to unite their communities in response to the influx of asylum seekers alongside growing demands for social services amid a national housing crisis. This session goes beyond crisis management, exploring case studies, lessons learned, and actionable solutions that build upon humanitarian response operations and services to create sustainable solutions for community members experiencing hardship and seeking care. Through a panel discussion, attendees will gain insights into effective strategies that unite communities in addressing these interconnected issues and knowledge to enhance their jurisdiction's preparedness and response efforts. This session offers a unique opportunity for emergency managers to learn from real-world experiences, equipping them with the tools and insights necessary to navigate the complexities of simultaneous challenges, foster community resilience, and implement effective, sustainable solutions in the face of crisis.


April 18-19, 2024
IAEM Plugged In 2024 


IAEM Plugged In 2024, the IAEM virtual conference, will occur on April 18-19, 2024. Join your peers and colleagues in emergency management for two days of virtual learning opportunities. Day one content includes a mix of speaker sessions and IAEM caucus updates. Day two content includes multiple training sessions on a wide variety of topics. Registration will provide attendees with up to 15.5 hours of conference sessions, plus up to 15 hours of training opportunities. Registrants will be provided with live access and on-demand access to the conference sessions and selected training sessions. Don't miss out and register today. 


June 3-5, 2024
26th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium
National Emergency Training Center Campus, Emmitsburg, Maryland

Event Information

The 26th Annual FEMA Higher Education Symposium will be held on June 3-5, 2025, at the National Emergency Training Center campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The theme of this year's symposium, "Pioneering Ideas and Practices in Emergency Management Higher Education: Building More Resilient Communities," is a focal point for an event that celebrates the 30th anniversary of FEMA's Higher Education Program. The theme encapsulates the core mission and objectives of FEMA's Higher Education Program, emphasizing innovation, education, and community resilience. The 2024 Symposium will call us to envision a future practice of emergency management made stronger by students educated in cultural competence and prepared for the demands of an emerging and evolving threat landscape, including the threat posed by climate.


July 22-25, 2024
National Homeland Security Conference 2024
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, Florida

Registration | Website

Hosted by the National Homeland Security Association, the NHSC 2024 brings together professionals in homeland security, law enforcement, fire, and emergency management to learn about emerging trends in homeland security and to see the new equipment and technology available to support their mission. Attendees include officials in federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, business owners, universities, and decision makers. Last year's conference was groundbreaking for exhibitors and attendees. Join over 1,500 attendees in Miami Beach, Florida from July 22-25. Early bird registration ends on June 1. 


November 15-21, 2024
72nd IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX
The Broadmoor 
Colorado Springs, Colorado 


The 72nd IAEM Annual Conference, scheduled for November 15-21 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will provide a forum for current trends and topics, information about the latest tools and technologies in emergency management and homeland security, and advances IAEM committee work. This multi-day training and educational event provides many benefits to emergency management professionals in all levels of government, the private sector, and non-government agencies alike. The conference includes a multitude of topics across the emergency management spectrum, enhancing your knowledge and strengthening your network of professionals.