> IAEM Annual Conference, Oct. 19-24, Grand Rapids, MI 
> IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series"Increased Preparedness Working with Non-Traditional Partners," Nov. 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
> 2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference, Nov. 16-17, 2018, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
> IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series"Budgeting for Disasters: Challenges and Innovative Practices in Times of Uncertainty," Jan. 17, 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
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 2019 IAEM-Canada Annual Conference, June 4-7, 2019, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
> 2019 IAEM Annual Conference, Nov. 15-20, 2019, Savannah, Georgia
> Future IAEM Annual Conference Dates 
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Oct 2018 | Nov-Dec 2018 | Jan-June 2019 | July-Dec 2019 

IAEM Calendar: January-June 2019

January 2019

Three Offerings on Jan. 15, Jan. 16, and Jan. 17, 2018
FEMA/EMI VTTX Tabletop Exercise: "Long-Term Power Outage - Recovery Coordination"

To participate: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov, phone (301) 447-7645, with preferred date of participation. Learn about other VTTX progams here.
About the exercise: The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of at least five or more personnel from local or State emergency management organizations with representation from all emergency management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, and critical stress professionals. In this exercise, participants will emonstrate the ability of the whole community, especially state, territorial, tribal, and local governments, to perform effective recovery coordination and planning in parallel with response operations to achieve long-term community recovery objectives.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series: "Budgeting for Disasters: Challenges and Innovative Practices in Times of Uncertainty 

register online
About the webinar: In recent years, natural disasters have increased in the United States in terms of frequency, severity, and cost. For example, FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program, the largest source of federal disaster assistance to state and local governments, increased by 212 percent from 1996 to 2015. Since state and local governments bear part of the cost of federally declared disasters, governments at all levels are spending more on response and recovery. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle and officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and Government Accountability Office have called on FEMA to reduce its spending. FEMA is considering several initiatives to address these concerns, including a public assistance deductible as well as revisions to the Individual Assistance and PA grant programs. The Trump administration has continued these efforts, as well as put forward strategies of its own. Given that federal, state, and local disaster funding is highly intertwined, state and local governments have a fiscal stake in any proposed changes to FEMA’s programs for disaster aid and will have to decide whether federal actions necessitate a change in how they budget for disaster costs. To better understand how states budget for disasters, Pew catalogued states’ strategies to make funding available when needed - such as statewide reserve funds - and will share its research highlights. Panel members representing state and local government will discuss actions their jurisdictions have taken to manage the volatility of and increase in costs through innovative budgeting practices. Audience members will be encouraged to share best practices as well as recent actions taken in their own jurisdictions.

About the presenterJustin Theal is a senior associate with the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Fiscal Federalism Initiative, which provides nonpartisan data and analysis on areas of fiscal and policy overlap between the federal and state governments to inform the public and decisions by policymakers. Theal’s work includes critical topics such as natural disasters, transportation and infrastructure, higher education, health care, and taxes, as well as the impact and distribution of federal spending across states. Before joining Pew in 2013, Theal spent two years at Taxpayers for Common Sense where he tracked and analyzed legislation related to the federal deficit and debt. Theal holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs from Arcadia University, where he focused on economics, natural resource management, and public policy, and is pursuing a master's degree in public management from the University of Maryland.

Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019
FEMA/EMI Course E0388: Advanced Public Information Officers

National Emergency Training Center
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
details and registration 
The Advanced Public Information OfficerCourse provides participantsthe knowledge and skillsto establish, manage andwork within a jointinformation center (JIC) through multimedialectures and individual andgroup activities. Thetraining allows participantsthe opportunity to apply advancedpublic information skillsduring a multi-day functionalexercise (FE) designed to testthe participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, processand create informationin a fast-paced, realistic environment. Through a tabletop exercise(TTX), participants evaluatetheir processes to helpthem generate newideas, products, or waysof viewing challengesor situations aswell as improve their processes ensuringevery action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including seniorleadership.

Feb. 4-6, 2019
2019 CatIQ Connect, Canada’s Catastrophe Conference

Metro Toronto Convention Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
event site
Registration is now open, and you can save $100 by registering by Oct. 31, 2018.
CatIQ Connect (formerly known as C4) is a content-driven discussion to foster collaboration before, during and after catastrophic events. This conference provides a content driven overview of catastrophes, discusses strategies in catastrophe management and explores sector perspectives. Overall themes are on preparedness and resiliency, available tools, and impacted stakeholder and policy makers working together for the greater good of all Canadians. Keynote speakers will include: Henk Ovink, special envoy for international water affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Ed Struzik, writer, photographer and author of Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future; and Howard Kunreuther, co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters.

Feb. 11-13, 2019
FEMA/EMI Course E0418 Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Planning and Operations

National Emergency Training Center
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
details and registration 
The purpose of this course is to prepare Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) Coordinators and their teams to develop MC/EA plans to support and/or coordinate MC/EA disaster responses. The goal of the course is to improve coordination and collaboration between local and/or state MC/EA coordinators and other agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector using scalable, repeatable and consistent processes.

Three Offerings on Feb. 12, Feb. 13, and Feb. 14, 2018
FEMA/EMI VTTX Tabletop Exercise: "Cyber Coordination"

To participate: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov, phone (301) 447-7645, with preferred date of participation. Learn about other VTTX progams here.
About the exercise: The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of at least five or more personnel from local or State emergency management organizations with representation from all emergency management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, and critical stress professionals. In this exercise, participants will examine the implementation of national policy, frameworks, and guidance for
whole community stakeholders on relevant authorities, plans, procedures, and available resources for cyber incident coordination.

Feb. 25-27, 2019
FEMA/EMI Course E0418 Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Planning and Operations

National Emergency Training Center
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
details and registration 
The purpose of this course is to prepare Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) Coordinators and their teams to develop MC/EA plans to support and/or coordinate MC/EA disaster responses. The goal of the course is to improve coordination and collaboration between local and/or state MC/EA coordinators and other agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector using scalable, repeatable and consistent processes.

Three Offerings on Feb. 26, Feb. 27, and Feb. 28, 2018
FEMA/EMI VTTX Tabletop Exercise: "Active Threat - Shooter Office: Complex Terrorist Attacks (Non-Stafford Incidents)"

To participate: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov, phone (301) 447-7645, with preferred date of participation. Learn about other VTTX progams here.
About the exercise: The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of at least five or more personnel from local or State emergency management organizations with representation from all emergency management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, and critical stress professionals. In this exercise, participants will examine the ability of federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions to respond to complex terrorist attacks with a focus on integrated response planning among law enforcement, medical services, emergency management, and other whole community stakeholders.

March 2019

Three Offerings on Mar. 12, Mar. 13, and Mar. 14, 2018
FEMA/EMI VTTX Tabletop Exercise: "Tornado"

To participate: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov, phone (301) 447-7645, with preferred date of participation. Learn about other VTTX progams here.
About the exercise: The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of at least five or more personnel from local or State emergency management organizations with representation from all emergency management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, and critical stress professionals. In this exercise, participants will examine the ability of the whole community to deliver life-saving and life-sustaining capabilities to survivors following a catastrophic incident that severely affects communities and critical infrastructure.

Mar. 16-23, 2018
Center for Domestic Preparedness: Tribal Nations Training Week

CDP Campus
Anniston, Alabama
event site 
Registration is now open for free emergency response training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness’ (CDP) 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week, March 16-23, 2019, at the CDP Campus, Anniston, Alabama. CDP training is completely funded for state, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders, to include roundtrip airfare, meals, lodging, and any equipment required during training. Anyone working in an emergency response capacity who is affiliated with one or more tribal nations or the Indian Health Service, as well as those who work directly with Tribal Nations, are authorized to attend Tribal Nations Training Week. While CDP training is open year-round to those affiliated with tribal nations, the CDP’s Tribal Nations Training Week courses and scenarios are tailored specifically to help tribal nations prepare their communities and healthcare, public health, and environmental health resources to respond to catastrophic natural or man-made disasters. Register online, and also obtain a FEMA student identification number. Additionally, attendees will need a promo code, which can be obtained by contacting David Hall, CDP’s Western Region and Tribal Nations Training Coordinator, at David.Hall@fema.dhs.gov or 866-213-9548.

Three Offerings on Mar. 26, Mar. 27, and Mar. 28, 2018
FEMA/EMI VTTX Tabletop Exercise: "Hurricane" 

To participate: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov, phone (301) 447-7645, with preferred date of participation. Learn about other VTTX progams here.
About the exercise: The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of at least five or more personnel from local or State emergency management organizations with representation from all emergency management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, and critical stress professionals. In this exercise, participants will examine the ability of the whole community to deliver life-saving and life-sustaining capabilities to survivors following a catastrophic incident that severely affects communities and critical infrastructure.

April 2019

Apr. 23-24, 2019
National Hurricane Conference (2019 ExpoNHC)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, Louisiana
event site 
The National Hurricane Conference provides a national forum for education and professional training in hurricane preparedness. With more than 1,500 attendees from around the United States, the conference covers all major aspects of hurricane preparedness, response and recovery.

Apr. 29-May 3, 2019
FEMA/EMI Course E0388: Advanced Public Information Officers

National Emergency Training Center
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
details and registration 
The Advanced Public Information OfficerCourse provides participantsthe knowledge and skillsto establish, manage andwork within a jointinformation center (JIC) through multimedialectures and individual andgroup activities. Thetraining allows participantsthe opportunity to apply advancedpublic information skillsduring a multi-day functionalexercise (FE) designed to testthe participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, processand create informationin a fast-paced, realistic environment. Through a tabletop exercise(TTX), participants evaluatetheir processes to helpthem generate newideas, products, or waysof viewing challengesor situations aswell as improve their processes ensuringevery action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including seniorleadership.

May 2019

May 12-17, 2019 
Governor's Hurricane Conference (GHC)

Palm Beach County Convention Center and Hilton West Palm Beach
Palm Beach, Florida
event site | Conference registration will open Sept. 1, 2018.
The GHC was established in order to provide a vehicle to present lessons learned and other important information about hurricanes to public and private officials, especially local emergency management professionals and those involved in preparedness, planning, response and recovery at all levels of government, industry and private interests. The primary target audience was and continues to be the first-line responders to a hurricane or other tropical weather event. In addition, the conference also serves as a forum for state and local emergency management officials to exchange ideas and to discuss and recommend new policies to improve emergency management in the State of Florida.

June 2019

SAVE THE DATE!
June 4-7, 2019
IAEM-Canada 2019 Annual Conference

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Event details will be posted here as they become available.