EMvision Talks Speaker Information

IAEM’s EMvision Talks are modeled on the TED™ Talk format.

The EMvision Talks provide a forum for people to share a personal connection to an idea, experience or passion related to emergency management, leadership, communication, community engagement, or other related topics. Talks are limited to seven minutes and will be held live on the plenary stage on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the IAEM 2020 Reimagined Virtual Conference.

EMvision Talks Speaker Registration

  • All selected speakers will receive a discount off the full registration rate equivalent to half off the member registration fee for the conference. ( A $150 value)

EMvision Talks Speaker Benefits & Responsibilities

  • Review the Selected Speaker Guidance.
  • The best 5-7 speaker submissions will be selected to present their Talk during a one-hour plenary session.
  • Speakers will receive certificates of participation that document credit towards the IAEM Certification Program under Professional Contribution Category F, Speaking
  • Work with a Conference Committee Representative between August 15 – September 18, 2020, to polish your presentation.
  • Submit the final video of Talk and visual presentations by September 18 2020 .
  • Absolutely no commercials! The moderator will introduce you and identify your background and organization where you work. Spending time describing your company or service during your presentation is inappropriate and will jeopardize future opportunities to present at IAEM.
  • Your name and bio listed separately in the virtual conference program to allow attendees to connect/network with you virtually via your own live video conference room during the conference.
  • Excellent networking opportunities to interact with others interested in your topic in the emergency management profession.
  • Peer recognition at the premier event for the emergency management profession.

EMvision Talks Speaker Resources

June 1

  • Deadline to submit your application to be an EMvision Talks speaker.
  • The initial application only requires two things:
  • An abstract describing your EMvision talk
  • A short bio

July 20

  • Deadline to submit a video of your proposed EMvision talk
  • IAEM will contact prospective speakers to submit a video of their proposed EMvision talk no later than June 19, 2020.

August 14

  • IAEM will notify speakers if they are selected to present an EMvision talk at IAEM 2020.
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

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

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