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Industry Event Calendar

Industry Event Calendar

2019 at a glance:

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March 2019

Mar. 4-6, 2019
National Tornado Summit & Disaster Symposium

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
event site
Mar. 4: Pre-Summit Disaster Symposium (optional)
Mar. 4-6: Oklahoma City Tours (optional)
Mar. 5-6: National Tornado Summit
The National Tornado Summit is an annual conference aimed at saving lives and helping communities quickly recover from tornadoes. Target audience includes: anyone who prepares for and responds to tornadoes. Many NTS attendees work in the fields of insurance, emergency
management and meteorology. During the National Tornado Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to attend five general sessions and seven breakout sessions in five different tracks: adjusters, emergency management, risk management, disaster/special interest, and national severe weather workshop.

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
IAEM & Harvard NPLI Think Tank:
"FEMA Corps in Disasters - The Wildfire Experience"

register online
On Mar. 5, IAEM and Harvard NPLI will host a Think Tank call from the heart of the wildfires in California. We will discuss how local emergency management and FEMA Corps has aided in fire response and recovery. This year marks the 7th Anniversary of the foundation of FEMA Corps, which Richard Serino created along with his founders while he was Deputy Administrator of FEMA. Participating and discussing in this call will be a few current and former FEMA Corps members, along with the founders of FEMA Corps, a county emergency manager, and the Red Cross vice president of disaster operations. Moderated by Rich Serino, the Think Tank panel will include Robert J. Fenton, Jr., FEMA Region IX administrator; Jennifer Lieb, FEMA Corps inter-agency liaison; and Caitland Stanbro, FEMA Corps program liaison. See speaker bios.

Mar. 6, 2019
Taking Enterprise Risk Management to the Next Level: ERM 2019

Toronto, ON, Canada
event site
See our exciting agenda here. Use rebate code PRM3 in the final stages of registration to save $100 off your registration.
Is your ERM program not living up to its full potential? Find out what to do about it. Risk management failures can have costly consequences. Protect your organization and learn about the tools and practices your peers are using to up their ERM game. Join the Conference Board of Canada for Taking Enterprise Risk Management to the Next Level: ERM 2019, and discover how Canada’s top organizations are managing risk.

Mar. 12-13, 2019
National Academies Workshop: "Challenges in Initiating and Conducting Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies in the United States"

Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, D.C.
register online
Participants will discuss: existing international inclusion criteria for radiation registries and possible alternative approaches; challenges associated with communicating inclusion criteria for a registry with the affected population; considerations regarding health screening of the affected population, such as thyroid screening; and operational considerations for setting up and maintaining a registry, taking into account practicality and implementation issues. See the agenda and register online.

Three Offerings on Mar. 12, Mar. 13, and Mar. 14, 2018
FEMA/EMI VTTX Tabletop Exercise: "Tornado"

To participate: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov, phone (301) 447-7645, with preferred date of participation. Learn about other VTTX progams here.
About the exercise: The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of at least five or more personnel from local or State emergency management organizations with representation from all emergency management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, and critical stress professionals. In this exercise, participants will examine the ability of the whole community to deliver life-saving and life-sustaining capabilities to survivors following a catastrophic incident that severely affects communities and critical infrastructure.

Mar. 16-20, 2019
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Beijing College of Politics and Law
Beijing, China
The class size is limited to 25 participants, and a minimum enrollment 10 is required. For more information, phone 021-35072362 or email info@IAEM.asia. Sponsors are: IAEM, GSEC+, and Beijing College of Politics and Law.
The training enhances capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, covering such skills as: disaster preparedness, fire suppression and utility control; disaster medical skills; light search and rescue; threats and terrorism response; psychology and team organization; and practice skills. Sessions are taught by emergency management professionals, such as Victor Bai, CEM, Asia president of IAEM. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded an international certificate of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Target audience includes: occupational safety and security practitioners, security managers, risk and resilience managers, EHS personnel, or others with equivalent experience in safety, health and security.

Mar. 16-23, 2019
Center for Domestic Preparedness: Tribal Nations Training Week

CDP Campus
Anniston, Alabama
event site
Registration is now open for free emergency response training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness’ (CDP) 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week, March 16-23, 2019, at the CDP Campus, Anniston, Alabama. CDP training is completely funded for state, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders, to include roundtrip airfare, meals, lodging, and any equipment required during training. Anyone working in an emergency response capacity who is affiliated with one or more tribal nations or the Indian Health Service, as well as those who work directly with Tribal Nations, are authorized to attend Tribal Nations Training Week. While CDP training is open year-round to those affiliated with tribal nations, the CDP’s Tribal Nations Training Week courses and scenarios are tailored specifically to help tribal nations prepare their communities and healthcare, public health, and environmental health resources to respond to catastrophic natural or man-made disasters.

Mar. 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
EMAP Webinar: "Chapter 3 Standard Review Webinar"

register online
Have you struggled to understand the documentation needed for the standards contained within Chapter 3? Do you struggle to understand the breadth of the documentation required? These are all questions that the webinar will strive to address. Chapter 3 requires jurisdictions to establish and empower an Emergency Management Program. The Emergency Management Program is required to establish a Strategic Plan, seek the input of an advisory committee, work with stakeholders to manage the fiscal and administrative functions associated with disasters, and account for and execute their laws and authorities. Come and learn more about the intent and application of Chapter 3.

April 2019

Apr. 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2019 PrepTalks Symposium

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa, California
register online 
Please join leaders from the nation’s emergency management organizations for the next live taping of PrepTalks on Mar. 5, 2019, in Sonoma County, California. The program will include eight PrepTalks from subject matter experts and international thought leaders on the issues confronting emergency managers today and in the future. Audience members will also be able to ask questions of the speakers. PrepTalks are brought to the emergency management community through a partnership that includes: FEMA, IAEM, NEMA, NHSC and NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Visit the PrepTalks website to learn more about the talks and view videos of past speakers.

Apr. 23-24, 2019
National Hurricane Conference (2019 ExpoNHC)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, Louisiana
event site
The National Hurricane Conference provides a national forum for education and professional training in hurricane preparedness. With more than 1,500 attendees from around the United States, the conference covers all major aspects of hurricane preparedness, response and recovery.

Apr. 23-25, 2019, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST daily
Emergency Management Virtual Conference

Registration: You can register for the entire conference, or register for a single day. Registration will be available soon.
About the Conference:
Join representatives of ACUI, Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), and URMIA, as well as the IAEM-USA Universities & Colleges Caucus, for this multi-day online event that will cover:

  • Four Phases of Emergency Management
  • Building Resilient Organizations
  • Creating Incident Action Plans
  • What Our Campus Police Wish We Knew
  • The Goldilocks Principle: Tailoring a Contract Management Review Process to be “Just Right” for Your Institution
  • Divided Campus: Controversial Speakers, Free Speech, and the Rise of Campus Violence and Unrest
  • Best Practices for Resolving Indoor Air Quality Problems

Apr. 29-May 3, 2019
FEMA/EMI Course E0388: Advanced Public Information Officers

National Emergency Training Center
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
details and registration

Apr. 29-May 3, 2019
2019 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference

Tropicana Casino & Resort
Atlantic City, New Jersey
event site
Hosted by the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association, the annual conference serves as a forum for public and private sector emergency managers to meet and discuss emergency planning issues affecting them and their regions. The conference also provides an opportunity for attendees to learn the latest trends in planning and technology in emergency preparedness and homeland security. The conference brings together experts in a wide variety of disciplines that are applicable to the emergency management field to deliver certified training courses and informative breakout sessions. The objective is to prepare the attendees to deal with the disasters that may occur in their community.

Apr. 30, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST
EMAP Webinar: "Hazard Mitigation Standard Review Webinar"

register online
Have you struggled to understand the documentation needed for the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area? Do you understand the requirements of the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area? These are all questions that the webinar will strive to address. The Hazard Mitigation Standard Area requires Programs to establish and implement a mitigation program for their jurisdiction, documented in a mitigation plan(s). How does the FEMA Approved Hazard Mitigation Plan stack up against the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area? How can you use the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area to build a mitigation program? Come and learn more about the intent and application of the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area.

May 2019

Apr. 29-May 3, 2019
2019 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference

Tropicana Casino & Resort
Atlantic City, New Jersey
event site
Hosted by the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association, the annual conference serves as a forum for public and private sector emergency managers to meet and discuss emergency planning issues affecting them and their regions. The conference also provides an opportunity for attendees to learn the latest trends in planning and technology in emergency preparedness and homeland security. The conference brings together experts in a wide variety of disciplines that are applicable to the emergency management field to deliver certified training courses and informative breakout sessions. The objective is to prepare the attendees to deal with the disasters that may occur in their community.

May 12-17, 2019
2019 Governor's Hurricane Conference: "Road to Readiness"

Palm Beach County Convention Center and Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida
event site | information about 2019 student scholarships
The Governor’s Hurricane Conference, now in its 33rd year, was established in order to provide a vehicle to present lessons learned and other important information about hurricanes to public and private officials, especially local emergency management professionals and those involved in preparedness, planning, response and recovery at all levels of government, industry and private interests. The primary target audience was and continues to be the first-line responders to a hurricane or other tropical weather event. In addition, the Conference also serves as a forum for state and local emergency management officials to exchange ideas and to discuss and recommend new policies to improve emergency management in the State of Florida. This year the conference offers more than 40 training sessions, 65 workshops, various seminars, and a dynamic general session to share lessons learned and ways to improve our readiness. It also offers the chance to network with your peers and others to enhance this learning experience.

May 28-31, 2019
2019 Maryland Homeland Security and Emergency Management Symposium

Clarion Resort Fountainebleau Hotel
Ocean City, Maryland
details and registration
Join emergency management professionals at the 33rd MDEMA Annual Symposium. You will have the opportunity to hear from national level speakers who come with experience and are willing to share their stories of disaster and recovery processes. Mental health, law enforcement, and private sector partners will present best practices and lessons learned. Partners from local, state, and national agencies will be there, providing the opportunity to expand your network of colleagues in the field. Sign up today for great food, cornhole competitions, mixer networking, a silent auction, AND a whole lot of learning and memories.

May 29-30, 2019
2019 Emergency Management Leaders Conference (EMLC)

Arizona Grand Resort
Phoenix, Arizona
event site | online registration (early bird discount available on or before Feb. 28)
IAEM is a supporting organization of this conference.
EMLC presents six panel sessions, which will address different topics from multiple perspectives. Each panel is moderated by an EAC member and presents panelists representing a mix of public (Federal, State, Tribal, Local) and private sector. The 2019 panel program will highlight six key areas of interest and importance: Energy Sector; International Views on Disaster Management; Technology and Disaster Management; Flood Management and Mitigation in the U.S.; Fire Management in the U.S.; FEMA Regional Administrators Panel; and Whole of Community Engagement. In addition to the panel sessions, the EMLC program will include two keynote addresses, the closing panel session, five POD sessions, numerous food and beverage events, and dedicated exhibit floor/sponsor networking time. Target audience includes: all professionals representing federal, state, tribal and local emergency management and related disciplines.

June 2019

June 4-7, 2019
Plan Now to Attend...
IAEM-Canada 2019 Conference:
"Bridging Public-Private Partnerships in Emergency Management"

Cenovus Energy
The Bow Building

500 Centre St. SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1A6 Canada

Complete details are available on the IAEM-Canada event site - and registration is live!

June 17-20, 2019
2019 National Homeland Security Conference

Phoenix, Arizona
event site
Registration is open for the 2019 National Homeland Security Conference, which will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, June 17-20, 2019. This event brings together homeland security, law enforcement, fire and emergency management professionals, federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, business owners, universities, and decision-makers to learn about emerging trends in homeland security and explore new equipment and technology available to support missions. NOTE: IAEM will hold its AEM/CEM Preparatory Course and AEM/CEM Exam on June 21, as part of the post-conference schedule for NHSC – details and registration available now.

July 2019

July 15-17, 2019
FEMA/EMI Course E0418 Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Planning and Operations

National Emergency Training Center
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
details and registration
The purpose of this course is to prepare Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) Coordinators and their teams to develop MC/EA plans to support and/or coordinate MC/EA disaster responses. The goal of the course is to improve coordination and collaboration between local and/or state MC/EA coordinators and other agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector using scalable, repeatable and consistent processes.

August 2019

Aug. 5-9, 2019
FEMA/EMI Course E0388: Advanced Public Information Officers

National Emergency Training Center
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
details and registration
The Advanced Public Information OfficerCourse provides participantsthe knowledge and skillsto establish, manage andwork within a jointinformation center (JIC) through multimedialectures and individual andgroup activities. Thetraining allows participantsthe opportunity to apply advancedpublic information skillsduring a multi-day functionalexercise (FE) designed to testthe participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, processand create informationin a fast-paced, realistic environment. Through a tabletop exercise(TTX), participants evaluatetheir processes to helpthem generate newideas, products, or waysof viewing challengesor situations aswell as improve their processes ensuringevery action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including seniorleadership.

Aug. 18, 2019
EarthEx19 Online Exercise: Second Annual Emergency All-sector Response Transnational Hazard Exercise™

event site
This online exercise is interactive all-sector whole-of-world exercise, held by the EIS Council, which facilitates national and international collaboration and planning to protect our societies’ critical utilities against uniquely severe Black Sky Hazards. Today’s lifeline infrastructures are interconnected and resourced on unprecedented scales, with supply chains spanning nations and, increasingly, the world. With this growing integration and global reach, they have brought us remarkable capabilities. At a price. Concerns have grown over the potential for severe malicious or natural “Black Sky” hazards associated with subcontinent scale, long duration power outages, with cascading failure of all our other globally resourced, interdependent infrastructures.

September 2019

Sept. 16-18, 2019
Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference:
"A Transnational Epidemic: The Search, Investigation, and Recovery of Missing Unidentified Persons"

Las Vegas, Nevada
event site | call for presentations (deadline: Sept. 30, 2018)
The 2019 conference will highlight effective and collaborative strategies for search and rescue, death and forensic investigations, crime scene analysis, serial homicide and cold case investigations, responding to mass casualty events, and the recovery of unidentified remains. NCJTC has partnered with the National Association for Search And Rescue (NASAR) to bring you dynamic speakers with broad knowledge and expertise in the area of missing and unidentified person cases. We are pleased to announce the participation of emergency management and search and rescue professionals at all levels.

October 2019

No events at this time.

November 2019

Plan to Attend!

Nov. 15-20, 2019
IAEM 67th Annual Conference & EMEX 2019
"Honor the Past, Treasure the Present, Shape the Future"

Savannah, Georgia, USA

www.iaemconference.info

Dovember 2019

No events at this time.