> Asia Risk & Resilience Conference, Aug. 29-31, Singapore Co-organized by IAEM!
> IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series: "It's 2018 - Why Is Protecting Children in Disasters Still Innovative?" Sept. 13, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
> IAEM Think Tank: ""Smart Cities – How New Technology, Including Nanotechnology, Can Enhance All Phases of Emergency Management," Sept. 25, 2018, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT.
> 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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IAEM Calendar: January-June 2019

January 2019

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.

April 2019

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.