Special Events

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First Steps Mixer

Sunday, October 17, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Are you a student, new to Emergency Management and/or IAEM, and looking to break through? If so, you are invited to a very special event that is just for you! This year we will be throwing IAEM’s Inaugural First Steps Mixer which will provide you an opportunity to meet IAEM Leadership across the organization.  You’ll also have the opportunity to mingle and network with 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. 

Welcome Party

Sunday, October 17, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come celebrate the kick-off of the IAEM 69th Annual Conference at the spectacular Grand Rapids Public Museum. The museum features world-class exhibitions on history, nature, cultural heritage, Native Americans and more. If you were at the IAEM 2018 Annual Conference when we hosted it at this museum you know this was a fabulous event you won't want to miss!

This is your opportunity to network, see old friends, meet new friends and begin the conference on a high note as stroll through this amazing museum overlooking the riverfront with views of downtown Grand Rapids. We hope to see you there! 

Cost: $65 (includes one drink ticket and heavy hors d’oeuvres) Tickets are required for this event; no on-site registration. The cost is included on some registration types. View the registration fee schedule for more information. 

The museum is located a short walk (less than 1/4 of a mile) from the Amway Grand Hotel and the DeVos Place Convention Center, just right over the bridge.

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

 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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