Professional Development

Professional Development

Education and Training:

  • Best value for obtaining/learning new skill sets.
  • Learn best practices from the field’s most respected speakers.
  • Hear lessons learned from actual disasters.
  • Earn certificates of attendance for training courses and conference sessions.

Continuing Education Credits:

  • Attendees of the IAEM Annual Conference receive credit hours which can be applied towards the IAEM Certification program under Professional Contribution B) Professional Conference.
  • Participants of pre/post-conference training courses receive credit hours towards the IAEM Certification program under the Training section. Appropriate documentation of course content must also be provided within the certification application. The Training provider will provide the attendance certificate. Attendance at IAEM Certification program offerings are not applicable.


  • Improve job proficiency through critical information sharing with other emergency management professionals in all levels of government, private sector, public health and related professions with nearly 2,400 participants.
  • Attend private meetings and training sessions specific to your group.
  • Network with other attendees, speakers and exhibitors.

Hands-on Training:

  • The Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
  • Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
  • Naval Postgraduate School – Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
  • National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC)

Products and Services:

EMEX 2024 will showcase the industry's best technologies, products and services.

Return on Investment:

  • The attendee overtly and intuitively gains knowledge with attendance.
  • Attendees are given numerous opportunities to make professional networking connections that are invaluable to emergency managers and their organizations – 98% of IAEM Conference participants agreed.
  • Information sharing you can bring back to your organization.

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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