12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join us for the fourth annual offering of EMbark Career and Emerging Professionals’ Day on Sunday, October 17th. EMbark is your introduction to IAEM and the Annual Conference! Whether you're a student, scholar, new practitioner – or all three – as an emerging professional you'll find something of value. EMbark brings you interesting speakers, beneficial topics and the opportunity to learn more about the emergency management field. EMbark aims to give you information on navigating academics and practice to successfully transition to the workplace, including networking, identifying mentors and more.
12:00pm – 12:35pm - Welcome & Introduction to IAEM – featuring members from our IAEM Leadership Team
12:45pm – 1:30pm – “Looking Back to Research and Looking Forward to Using It” by Larry Porter, Ph.D., CEM, Adjunct Associate Professor, Arkansas Tech University
1:45pm – 2:45pm – “How to Set Yourself Up for Success within the Emergency Management Profession” – moderated by Michael Teener, Emergency Management Planner for James City County, Virginia
Panelists: Lorraine Schneider, CEM, Program Manager, Training & Exercise Design, The Walt Disney Company, Matt Green, Director of Engagement / Manager, Epicenter Deployment Support Unit at Epicenter Innovation, Carol Cwiak, Associate Professor, North Dakota State University, Mike Gavin, Emergency Manager, Fort Collins, Colorado (Retired)
3:00pm – 4:00pm – “Is Your NETworking NOTworking?” by Diane Logsdon, IPEM, President, The Logsdon Group
4:15pm – 5:15pm – "First Steps Mixer" – We will all depart together and join other EMs for an evening of networking with IAEM leadership and seasoned members who represent a wide variety of Emergency Manager professions. This year we have some fun games and prizes in store for you as we work to build strong and resilient partnerships across the profession.
8:00 am – 9:30 am
9:40am - 10:10am, 12:15pm - 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 3:00pm