> IAEM 2018 Thursday Learning Webinar Series #1: Cybersecurity 101: Understanding Basic Threats and Preventions, July 19, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
> Asia Risk & Resilience Conference, Aug. 29-31, Singapore Co-organized by IAEM!
> IAEM Annual Conference, Oct. 19-24, Grand Rapids, MI 
> 2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
> Future IAEM Annual Conference Dates 
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IAEM Calendar: July 2018

July 16-20, 2018 
FEMA/EMI Course: Advanced Public Information Officer Training

Ft. Pierce, Florida
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The unprecedented number and intensity of major disaster incidents Americans are encountering has brought heightened focus on the importance of effective emergency public information. The training curriculum focuses on meeting the training needs of individuals tasked with critical message delivery. The course provides public information officers the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills for establishing, managing and working in a joint information center (JIC). Using interactive lectures from subject matter experts and an intense functional exercise, participants learn skills they can use during escalating incidents, including strategic communications and incident action planning, as it relates to JIC operations. For more information, contact Phil Politano, EMI course manager.

July 17, 2018, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI Webinar: "Highlights from the 20th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium"

Register online. Conference call-in will be available at 800-320-4330 (pin: 376368).
If you missed the 20th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium or want to continue the dialogue and thinking that emerged from your attendance, plan to attend this interactive webinar. Presentations will be provided by the Higher Education Program manager, faculty presenters and participants. If you have a story or highlight you would like to share during this webinar, contact Wendy Walsh at wendy.walsh@fema.dhs.gov. The 2018 symposium agenda is posted online.

July 17, 18, and 19, 2018, 12:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI Course V-0001 – Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX): Dam Failure

To Participate: Email Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-7645. Also, send a courtesy copy email to the Integrated Emergency Management Branch at fema-emi-iemb@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-1381. The application deadline is June 29, 2018. Additional information is available online.
About the Course: Three afternoon sessions of the Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) on Dam Failure will be held on July, 17, 18, and 19, 2018, on the effects of a major dam failure on a community. These are three separate offerings to allow as many site applicants as possible. The VTTX is designed to: prepare participants for a potential dam failure that could impact power production, require emergency evacuations, open use of emergency spillways and recovery from a catastrophic loss; enable participants to better coordinate their operations with counterparts from federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, private sector organizations, and non-governmental agencies; and provide a virtual forum to review emergency plans and contingency resources.

July 19, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
IAEM 2018 Thursday Learning Webinar Series #1: "Cybersecurity 101: Understanding Basic Threats and Preventions"

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About the Webinar: Cybersecurity threats surround us, with new incidents occurring daily. What does that mean for you as the emergency manager? Join us for this webinar, hosted by the IAEM-USA Emerging Technology Caucus, to learn about attacks that can happen to your organization (and may already have) and basic preventative measures you can take right now to prevent them. This session is basic in nature and is designed for any size emergency management organization, from any sector.
About the Speaker: Sarah Miller, CEM, is the chair of the IAEM-USA IAEM Emerging Technology Caucus and a certified Cybersecurity Manager. She is currently the emergency management coordinator for the 16 cities of south King County, Washington, and serves as Vice President of IAEM-USA Region 10. Sarah is an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities and moonlights as a cybersecurity trainer (because it’s fun and needed!). She is also an adjunct instructor for EMI and has taught in the Basic, Advanced, and Executive Academies. A lifelong nerd, Sarah has 

July 18-20, 2018
Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Global Health Security: From Anthrax to Zika

Schar School of Policy and Government
Arlington, Virginia
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This three-day, non-credit workshop is designed to introduce participants to the challenges facing the world at the intersection of national security, public health, and the life sciences. The workshop faculty are internationally recognized experts from the government, private sector, and academia who have been extensively involved with research and policy-making on public health, biodefense, and national security issues. The workshop is designed for professionals and academics, both domestic and international, in public health, the life sciences, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, international affairs, law enforcement, emergency management, and national security who have responsibilities for preventing, preparing for, or responding to pandemics, bioterrorism, and other threats to global health security. During the three days, participants will engage with leaders in the field of global health security, ranging from top professors to FBI special agents and the former commander of USAMRIID. The instructors will take participants on a complex journey through critical issues in global health security ranging from how to assess the risk of a pandemic to how to prepare for a bioterrorist attack.

July 26, 2018
Summit on Crisis Management

Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
event site (detailed agenda and online registration)

Join Governing, Government Technology and Emergency Management for a one-of-a-kind, special issue Summit on Crisis Management, to be held at the Mayflower Hotel (Autograph Collection), 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The nation’s recent spate of natural and man-made disasters serves as a poignant reminder that crisis management is a complex and dynamic set of challenges – and an increasingly acute concern to state and local officials. To address these concerns, the summit will bring together top officials, leading issue experts, and industry partners who support government resiliency, emergency planning and mitigation efforts. State and local elected officials and agency directors, as well as public safety leaders will share lessons learned from having led their communities through crises. The program will offer tactical and strategic advice, and the tools to inform leadership decisions well before a crisis - as well as when disaster strikes. Keynote speakers are Daniel Kaniewski, Ph.D., deputy administrator, Protection and National Preparedness, FEMA; and Dr. Stephen Flynn, founding director, Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

July 30-Aug. 3, 2018
FEMA/EMI Course E0388: Advanced Public Information Officers

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
complete details  
The Advanced Public Information Officer Course provides participants the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a joint information center (JIC) through multimedia lectures and individual and group activities. The training allows participants the opportunity to 
apply advanced public information skills during a multi-day functional exercise (FE) designed to test the participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment.

July 31, 2018
The Cost of Resilience: Impact of Large-Scale Biological Events on Business, Finance and the Economy

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062
RSVP by July 25 via online registration | webcast details will be posted here when available | download agenda
The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense will hold this public special focus meeting. This meeting of the study panel, chaired by former Rep. Jim Greenwood and co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, will provide the panel with a better understanding of private sector views on: financial impacts of large-scale biological incidents; public-private partnerships and collaboration in advance of such incidents; and how the private sector can contribute to biodefense, especially before federal assets are mobilized and after federal resources are exhausted.