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, October 19, 2021 at the IAEM 2021 Annual Conference.

EMvision Talks Speaker Registration

  • All speakers will receive complimentary basic registration.*

(* Does not include tickets to the Welcome Party and Presidential Banquet) 

EMvision Talks Speaker Benefits & Responsibilities

Speaker Benefits

  • 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
  • The abstract of your Talk, speaker name and bio will be listed in our online conference program and in the IAEM2GO mobile conference app.
  • The plenary session room will be provided with a laptop, microphone, screen, projector and AV tech crew for support.
  • A speaker representative from the Conference Committee will assist you with development of your Talk.
  • A moderator will introduce you and identify your background and organization where you work and handle all on-site logistical needs.
  • 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.

Speaker Responsibilities

  • Review the EMvision Talks Selected Speaker Guidance.
  • Work with a Conference Committee Representative between August 2 – August 27, 2021, to polish your presentation.
  • Submit the final video of Talk and visual presentations by September 17, 2021.
  • If you are using visual images to enhance your Talk, bring your slide presentation in final viewing format on a USB flash drive as a back-up to the conference.
  • Attend the mandatory practice session on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:30pm local time for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Reserve your own accommodations. Information is located on the hotel and travel pages.
  • No substitutions of the speaker or topic are permitted.
  • Talks are limited to seven minutes. Watch the timekeeper for the one-minute warning.
  • 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.
  • All final videos or slide presentations are subject to the approval of the EMvision Talks Working Group. Any recommend changes are required to be made to the video or slide presentation.

EMvision Talks Speaker Resources

  • For great tips, check out Public Speaking Lessons from the World’s Greatest TED Talks.

  • May 7

    • 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 1

    • 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 1, 2021.

    July 30

    • IAEM will notify speakers if they are selected to present an EMvision talk at IAEM 2021
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
703.538.1795
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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