It's Time To Get Together Again!


After more than a year of restrictions, it is time to meet in person at the

International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) 

Annual Conference and EMEX,

Oct. 15-22, 2021, in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Your EM colleagues explain why they are 

coming to the Annual Conference in Grand Rapids

Conference Quick Facts

Oct. 15-22, 2021 (Main conference is Oct. 17-20, with pre-conference and post conference training and special events on other days)

Grand Rapids, Michigan, DeVos Place Convention Center, Oct. 15-22, 2021..

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel room block closes on Sept. 16, or when the block is sold out.

Local, state, federal, territorial, tribal, healthcare, university, K-12, uniformed services, transportation, and public/private company emergency managers, along with those that work with them and the companies that provide services and supplies.

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Recession of Emergency Orders lifting previous COVID-19 restrictions. We can’t wait to see you!

Register before Sept. 10 to get early bird discounts and by Sept. 13 to have access to eight Early Edition Speaker Sessions. In addition, those who register at the full or student rate have free access (first-come, first served) to pre-conference DHS/FEMA pre-conference training courses, but courses fill fast.

IAEM will let you have the early bird registration and the early benefits if you register now and choose to pay later. Don’t let budget approvals keep you from getting the free course or early edition speaker sessions you want.

There are discounts for IAEM members. If you are not a member, you can join today and receive member benefits and conference discounts.

The core conference program features plenary sessions and breakouts over three days (Oct. 18-20). The very popular EMvision Talks and Poster Showcase will be held on Oct. 19. There will be a plenty of time to network between sessions or at receptions in the EMEX Exhibit hall, luncheons, and a Sunday Night Welcome Party.

“If you have to pick just one conference to attend this year, the 2021 IAEM 69th Annual Conference & EMEX – Looking Back to Look Ahead is the one.”


The IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX promises:

  • Industry-wide Collaboration: Network with emergency managers from around the world.
  • World Class Training: Earn certificates, learn best practices from leaders in the field, and hear lessons learned from recent events.
  • Cutting Edge Products and Services: See the industry's best technologies, products and services in the premier annual emergency management exhibit, EMEX.


Contact Us
For any questions contact the IAEM Conference Manager, Julie Husk at jhusk@iaem.com or 703-538-1795 x 1789.
201 Park Washington Ct,
Falls Church, VA 22046
Dates and Locations

Dates and Locations of Future IAEM Annual Conferences:

 Oct. 15-22, 2021*
Grand Rapids, Michigan 

 Nov. 11-18, 2022*
 Savannah, Georgia

 Nov. 3-10, 2023*
 Long Beach, California

*The core program dates are Sunday-Wednesday, with additional Friday-Saturday and Thursday-Friday pre- and post-conference training and other options.

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