IAEM Virtual Conference 2024 - Program

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The IAEM-USA Virtual Conference

Two Days of Virtual Learning

April 18-19, 2024

Online Registration Open

Thursday, April 18, 2024 (All times posted are in EDT.)

9:45-10:00 AM Opening and Welcome
Justin Kates, CEM, IAEM-USA President
Deanne Criswell, FEMA Administrator
10:00-11:00 AM Breakout Sessions
Perspectives on Emergency Management: Past, Present, and Future (Lucien Canton, CEM) Learn more

Collaborative Strategies & Tools for Emergency Managers to Build Food System Resilience (Margaret Burke and Elsie Moore) Learn more

Geopolitics of Blankets and Soup – The Turkiye 2023 EQ Case (Dr. Fadi Essmaeel) Learn more
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Breakout Sessions
Back to the Future: Rapid EM Program Design and Implementation (David Muse, CEM, and Chelsea St. George) Learn more

ICS and Recovery – Establishing the Recovery Section to Promote Sustained Operations (John Burke) Learn more

Moving Beyond Mitigation: The Imperative of Prevention in Homeland Security (Bruno Dias and Courtney Kay) Learn more
12:00-12:15 PM  Break
12:15-12:30 PM IAEM-USA Government Affairs Committee Update (Travis Cryan, CEM, and Mary Jo Flynn-Nevins, CEM) Learn more
12:30-1:00 PM EMvision Talks
The Power of Vulnerability, Disclosure, and Post-traumatic Growth (Andrew Cox) Learn more

Essential Emergency Management Partnerships, Cultural Brokers (Joycelyn Fankhouser) Learn more

Pressing the Big Red Button – Getting  Emergency Alerts Right When It Counts (Jennifer Lazo, CEM) Learn more
1:00-2:00 PM Breakout Sessions 
Federal Innovation in EM: Tranforming the Way We Work and Influence Meaningful Change with our Indigenous Partners (Dan Dalidowicz) Learn more

Resilience Management Emergency Protocol: the Integration of Mental Health in Trauma and Disaster (Ruth Brown) Learn more

Emergency Managers Don't Have to be Boring (Zach Borst) Learn more
2:00-2:15 PM Break
2:15-2:30 PM  IAEM-USA Critical Infrastructure and Business Continuity Caucus Update (Jeffrey Trask, CEM) Learn more
2:30-3:30 PM Breakout Sessions
Public Health and Healthcare: A Shared Goal of HCID Preparedness (Kara Marshall) Learn more

The Past Is Our Future: Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge in Disaster Preparedness (Christopher Sheach, CEM) Learn more

Preparing for a Mass Violence Incident in Your Community: Lessons Learned and Strategies to Improve Preparedness Plans to Address Victim Needs (Angela Moreland, Ph.D.) Learn more
3:30-3:45 PM IAEM-USA Membership Committee Update (Maribel Street, CEM) Learn more
3:45-4:45 PM Breakout Sessions
The Functional Exercise (Lt. Carrigan Bennett) Learn more

Black Swan, Grey Rhinos, and Dragon Kings: How Do We Think About What's Next in Emergency Management? (Christopher Godley, CEM) Learn more

The Tipping Point: Operationalizing Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competency in EOPs (Suzanne Frew) Learn more
4:45-5:00 PM Day 1 Conclusion 
Christa Lopez, CEM, IAEM-USA Conference Co-Vice Chair
Yemi Mobolade, Mayor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Friday, April 19, 2024, Training Sessions (All times posted are in EDT.)

9:00 AM-1:00 PM AWR-136 Essential of Community Cyber Security - NOT AVAILABLE ON DEMAND  Learn more
9:00 AM-1:00 PM Effective Message Writing and Message Design Dashboard Learn more
9:00-10:00 AM Climate Change Impacts and Critical Factors for Disaster and Emergency Management (Sepi Yaida) - NOT AVAILABLE ON DEMAND  Learn more
10:00-11:00 AM How to Develop an Incident After-Action Report (FEMA Continuous Improvement Technical Assistance Program) Learn more
11:00 AM-12:00 PM How to Write Solid Observations for Incident After-Action Reports (FEMA Continuous Improvement Technical Assistance Program) Learn more
12:00-1:00 PM Introduction to Continuous Improvement Data Collection Methods in Emergency Management (FEMA Continuous Improvement Technical Assistance Program) Learn more
1:00-5:00 PM MGT-486 Planning for Coastal Hazards (4 hours - will not be recorded) - NOT AVAILABLE ON DEMAND  Learn more
1:00-5:00 PM MGT-481 Disaster Recovery: A Strategic Overview of the Public Assistance Program (4 hours - will not be recorded) - NOT AVAILABLE ON DEMAND  Learn more
1:00-2:00 PM ESF#11 Overview - Capabilities, Roles, and Responsibilities (JB Cuartas) Learn more
2:00-3:00 PM #IAEMStrongerStories Learn more
3:00-4:00 PM Mindfulness Meditations Learn more