Breakout Speaker Information

Breakout Speaker Registration

Primary Speaker: Complimentary registration to the conference, including all sessions and pre/post-conference training courses that don’t have a separate fee. 

Co-speaker(s): Discounted registration to the conference, including all sessions and pre/post-conference training courses that don’t have a separate fee. 


Breakout Speaker Benefits & Responsibilities

Speaker Benefits

  • Complimentary or discounted registration for all speakers.
  • Speakers will receive certificates of participation that document credit towards the IAEM Certification Program under Professional Contribution Category F, Speaking.
  • Your session abstract, speaker(s) information and bio included in our online program and the virtual conference platform.
  • A speaker representative from the Conference Committee to assist you as you develop your presentation.
  • A Speaker Liaison from the Conference Committee to introduce your session and facilitate questions from the audience.
  • 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.

Speaker Responsibilities

  • Review the IAEM Presenter Tips and Tricks for Virtual Success.
  • All speakers are required to use this slide template for your presentation at the IAEM Annual Conference.
  • Submit final presentation along with any handouts or reference materials by Aug. 1, 2020.
  • Submit updated bio(s) and introduction for session, if needed, by Aug. 1, 2020.
  • Register for the conference.
  • Any changes to the topic of the accepted presentation must be approved by the Conference Committee Chair.
  • Any substitution or addition of speakers from the original submitted proposal must be approved by the Conference Committee Chair.
  • Breakout sessions last 60 minutes. You need to allow time for questions and answers prior to the end of session, 45 minutes of your presentation and 15 minutes of live Q&A with the audience.
  • Absolutely no commercials! You may put your contact information, logo, and organization information on the first and last slide only.
  • All final presentations are subject to the approval of the Conference Committee.

Breakout Speaker Resources

The Web has great resources to help develop effective presentations. Here are a few suggested resources:

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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