EMvision Talks® Speaker Information 2024


IAEM’s presents EMvision Talks®

The EMvision Talks® provide a forum for people to share their story on a personal connection to an idea, experience or passion related to emergency management, leadership, health & wellness, inclusion, communication, community engagement, or other related topics. The IAEM EMvision Talks® are limited to seven minutes and will be held live on the plenary stage on Tuesday, November 19, 2024 at the IAEM 2024 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® Speaker Submission Guidance.
  • Work with a Conference Committee Representative between August 19 – September 13, 2024, to polish your presentation.
  • Submit the final video of Talk and visual presentations by October 18, 2024.
  • 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, November 18, 2024 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

May 3

  • 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.

June 14

  • IAEM will notify speakers of their selection to Round 2.

July 19

  • Round 2 selected speakers’ deadline to submit a video of your proposed EMvision Talk.

August 16

  • IAEM notifies speakers of final selection to the 2024 EMvision Talks.®
Contact Us
For any questions contact the IAEM Conference Director, 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:

 Nov. 15 – 21, 2024*
 Colorado Springs, CO

Nov. 14 – 20, 2025*
 Louisville, KY

*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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