IAEM Scholarship Program Fundraising Events

All IAEM Scholarship Auction and Basket Bonanza events support the IAEM Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships through a competitive process to students working towards degrees in emergency management, disaster management, or closely related fields of study. To date, the IAEM Scholarship Program has provided $178,750 in scholarships to 78 students.


IAEM Online Silent Auction

The Online Silent Auction to benefit the IAEM Scholarship program is being hosted online via BetterWorld. Visit the auction site. You will be prompted to create your account when you make your first bid. Participants may preview the items online or visit the Silent Auction Booth in the IAEM registration area of the Long Beach Convention Center.  

Please use the Online Item Donation Form to donate items online for the auction. Donations of items will continue to be accepted onsite as in the past, but using the form and uploading a picture of your donation now and then bringing the item to the event will simplify the process.

  • The auction is a secure portal. Your information is not shared. 
  • Items will continue to be added to the online silent auction. So, keep checking back. 
  • Online Silent Auction Bidding will end at 12:30 p.m. PT, Wednesday, Nov. 8. If you are present at the conference, you should pick up the items between 1:00 – 2:30 pm PT.
  • If you are not present or if you do not pick up your items by 2:30 p.m., the items you win will be shipped to you. There will be an added shipping and handling charge as noted in the auction portal. Charges for each item are listed in the fulfillment section on each item page.
  • Please note that when you bid, you will be asked to cover credit card charges and also make a donation (percentage of the selling price) to Better World. This donation helps keep the platform free for non-profit fundraising. It is voluntary. You can always click the question marks (?) in the bidding process to delete or set a lower amount for these fees. IAEM appreciates the free services of Better World and thanks those who help by donating to help pay for this service.


IAEM Live Auction

The Scholarship Live Auction will start promptly at 6:00 pm and will conclude by 7:30 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 7. Don’t miss the fun on the stage in the back of the EMEX hall. Items may be previewed in the BetterWorld auction portal, or you may stop by the Live Auction Preview Booth in the IAEM registration area in the Long Beach Convention Center. 

  • You must be present to bid in the live auction.
  • You may register for a bid number at the IAEM Silent Auction Booth or one-hour prior to the event at a booth in the Live Auction area near the stage in the EMEX hall.
  • Donations of items for the Live Auction will be accepted until 12:00 pm PT, Tuesday, Nov. 7. 
  • Due to time constraints all items donated for the live auction may not be able to be used. Items not used for the live auction will be offered in the Silent Auction or held for future auctions.

Check-out instructions for the live auction will be provided on the back of the auction number paddle. 

IAEM Basket Bonanza

The IAEM Basket Bonanza is a raffle of themed baskets created by IAEM Councils, Regions, Student Chapters, Caucuses, and other groups. 

The event opens on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:00 am. All baskets will be drawn at 12:45 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Winners of baskets will be notified by cell phone. Winners must pick up the basket the day it is drawn, or another winning ticket will be selected. Winners are responsible for any packing and shipping of winning baskets. Ticket prices are: 5 for $5; 12 for $10; 20 for $15; 30 for $20; 40 for $25; 50 for $30; 75 for $40; 100 for $50; 150 for $75; 215 for $100; 320 for $150; and 400 for $200. Stop by the Basket Bonanza booth in the convention center to purchase yours tickets. Credit card purchases are welcome. 

Purchase your tickets in advance now through 12 pm PT, Nov. 8 using a credit card online. (Onsite ticket sales will continue at the booth until the drawing begins as 12:45.) Select the number of tickets needed. You will receive a receipt for the purchase and your tickets will be available for pickup in the Basket Bonanza booth in the convention center. They will be ready for you to put in the baskets you choose without the need for you to fill out a number or name on the back. 

Regional Fundraising Challenge

During the Month of November, and especially at the IAEM Annual Conference, the IAEM-USA regions will be engaged in fundraising. The challenge will help celebrate Giving Tuesday and end at 12:01 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Regional members can help their region lead the charge in the giving challenge whether at the conference or at home by giving through the regional online fundraising portal. Pick your region's portal link to help increase it in the challenge.  So, you can even make a #GivingTuesday contribution via this method.

Choose from these IAEM-USA Regional Giving Portals!

IAEM-USA Region 1

IAEM-USA Region 2

IAEM-USA Region 3

IAEM-USA Region 4

IAEM-USA Region 5

IAEM-USA Region 6

IAEM-USA Region 7

IAEM-USA Region 8

IAEM-USA Region 9

IAEM-USA Region 10


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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