Poster Showcase Information

The Poster Showcase is an information sharing event!

Participants have an opportunity to convey to a wide audience the significance of their research project, practice, or general findings to practitioners and scholars in the emergency management community.

View the webinar on Tips for Poster Showcase Success

Poster Showcase Participant Benefits & Responsibilities

  • Learn all the requirements and how to submit a proposal in the Poster Showcase Guidance.
  • Participants who are chosen to display their posters will receive certificates of participation that document credit towards the IAEM Certification Program under Professional Contribution Category F, Speaking.
  • Opportunity to consult with a coach who can provide feedback on poster development, oral presentation skills, review of the final poster pdf submission or answer questions in relation to the evaluating guidelines.
  • Your name listed as a speaker in the conference program and IAEM2Go mobile app.
  • 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.
  • Opportunity to earn recognition from IAEM if you meet the qualifications of a gold, silver or bronze standard. (Competitive Division participants only)
  • A prime highly desirable location to display your poster.
  • All participants must submit the final PDF image of the poster and the 4-minute recorded presentation by September 9, 2021.
  • If entering the Competitive Division, you must attend the virtual Poster Showcase evaluation session during your assigned 15-minute timeslot between Monday - Wednesday, September 20 – 22, 2021.
  • All participants must set up their Poster in the designated area by Monday, October 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM ET
  • All participants are required to attend the Poster Showcase presentation session on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 during the morning program break.
  • All Posters must be removed by Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET.
  • Register for the conference.

Key Dates


Deadline Extended to May 7


June 1

Request Coaching

June 1 – Sep. 9

Poster PDF and
4-Minute Video Due

Sep. 9
Contact Us
For any questions contact the IAEM Conference Manager, Julie Husk at 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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