Getting Approval

Demonstrate “Return on Investment” (ROI) and gain approval with these step-by-step instructions.

We know the economy often will impact training budgets first and you will need to justify spending time and money to attend the IAEM Reimagined Virtual Conference. Follow these steps to assist you in demonstrating the positive ROI you and your organization will gain from attending the IAEM Reimagined Virtual Conference, November 16 – 18, 2020.

Step 1:

Review the IAEM 2020 Program and determine which professional development sessions you plan to attend. Choose those that will benefit you and your organization the most. These sessions will provide specific training that can improve you and your team’s productivity, efficiency, better utilize resources, save money and more. Review the EMEX/Exhibitor’s list to view the companies who would benefit your organization by direct contact from you at the conference.

Step 2

Add a pre/post-conference training course and maximize your time away from the office. Courses are being offered by FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI), the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), the Naval Postgraduate School – Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the FEMA, National Integration Center (NIC).
A complete course listing can be found on our website and in the online program.

  • All pre/post-conference training courses are FREE for registered attendees of the IAEM Reimagined Virtual Conference.

Step 3:

Complete this approval letter and present it to your supervisor outlining the costs and benefits of attending the conference.

Step 4:

Realize the Cost Savings:

Step 5:

Earn contact hours for every session attended approximately 50 hours available. Use these contact hours for your Certification and other continuing education requirements.

Step 6:

When you return home after the conference, be sure to share the valuable knowledge with others in your organization.

  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation to share what you learned with your colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you at the IAEM Reimagined Virtual Conference!

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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