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Book Signings

Come meet our featured speakers and get an autographed copy of their best-selling books. IAEM Store is located in EMEX.

Monday, October 18th

12:45 – 1:45pm

Avish Parashar

Plenary speaker, Avish is the author of "Improvise to Success!" and the Amazon best-selling, "Say 'Yes, And!'" 

Say, "Yes, And!"

Can saying two little words really make a big difference in your life? Absolutely, if those two words are, “Yes, And.”

Whether you are a manager of a company, a freelancer, a small business owner, a corporate executive, or simply a person who wants to get more out of their time, relationships, and life, this fun little book will help you figure out where you have been saying, “yes, but,” and teach you how to transform your results by switching to “Yes, And.”

This book doesn’t claim to know it all. But it will show you how to find the answers you need by saying two simple words: “Yes, And”

Improvise to Success!

Face it: the world is amazingly unpredictable. No matter how prepared you are, or how well you plan, things will go wrong, surprises will happen, and people will do unexpected things. The key to achieving success while maintaining your sanity is to learn how to improvise and flow with whatever life sends your way! Everyone, including you, is improvising every second of every day. Life is not scripted. No matter how much you want things to turn out exactly as planned, life usually has other plans. Life, after all, is the ultimate improvisation. This book will give you the tools and techniques to improvise with anything that life throws your way!

Tuesday, October 19th

9:30am – 10:15am

Dr. Heather L. Beal, CEM

  • Lions, Leopards, and Storms, Oh My!: A Thunderstorm Safety Book
  • Elephant Wind
  • Tummy Rumble Quake
  • Hurricane Vacation

Dr. Beal, author of three award winning books, is the Chair of the IAEM-USA Children and Disasters Caucus and a military veteran with 23 years of distinguished Naval service. Her book, Lions, Leopards, and Storms, Oh My!: A Thunderstorm Safety Book is the Mom’s Choice Gold Award Winner. Her other two books, Tummy Rumble Quake and Elephant Wind have both received medals in the prestigious 2018 Readers’ Favorite Award Contest for children’s social issues. For more information visit http://train4safety.com/publications/. Read the book descriptions.. 

Chuck Casto

Station Blackout: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Recovery 

Chuck Casto, is one of our featured speakers on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30pm. In Station Blackout, Chuck Casto, the foremost authority on responding to nuclear disasters, shares his first-hand account of how he led the collaborative team of Japanese and American experts that faced the challenges of Fukushima. Mr. Casto was the person the Tokyo Electric Power Company called for help in March 2011, after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, followed by a 45-foot high tsunami, engulfed the nuclear power plant known as Fukushima Daiichi, knocking out electrical power and all the reactors' safety systems. A lifetime of working in the nuclear industry prepared Mr. Casto to manage this extreme crisis, lessons that apply to every crisis situation for all emergency managers.

Additional book signings with Chuck Casto will be on Tuesday, 12:15pm – 1:15pm and immediately after his breakout session on Wednesday, October 20th at 2:30pm.


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
703.538.1795
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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