> 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
> 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 
> EM Calendar


Aug 2018
 | Sept 2018 | Oct-Dec 2018 | Jan-June 2019 | July-Dec 2019 

IAEM Calendar: September 2018

Sept. 4-7, 2018
29th Annual Continuing Challenge HazMat Workshop

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
Sacramento, California
register online | detailed workshop program (early bird registration discount until Aug. 15, 2018)
This workshop was established in 1990 for the purpose of providing training, networking, and hands-on learning opportunities for all employees in hazardous materials emergency response-related fields of employment. Advancements in hazardous material emergency response are dynamic, and attendance at the annual workshop is critical to promote the health and safety of responders, the public, and the environment. Each year during the first week of September, this event brings together prominent and skilled presenters who provide attendees with the most recent information available to enhance or grow skills critical to ensure a safe and effective response. Featured are exciting classroom courses, hands-on sessions, and contests to test new skills.

Sept. 5, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Wichita, Kansas
Download flyer for details and registration link
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold 11 offerings of this workshop during the months of September and October, each at a different location. Participants will learn about: developing an emergency action; identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions; how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence; and understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives.

Sept. 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA PrepTalks: New Perspectives for Emergency Managers

The Jack Morton Auditorium
George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW,
Washington, DC
Registration is live Attendees can register for the morning, afternoon, or both sessions. Register now, seating is limited!
Download the invitation for more details.
Please join FEMA and its partners (including IAEM) for the next live taping of PrepTalks on Sept. 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. PrepTalks spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership on the issues confronting emergency managers today and in the future. PrepTalks are delivered by subject matter experts and international thought leaders.

Sept. 6, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Pacific time
ATC Free Webinar: "Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazards Safety"

Learn more and register online
The Applied Technology Council (ATC), a nonprofit corporation advancing engineering applications for hazard mitigation, will hold this free webinar, “Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazards Safety." The webinar will provide an overview of the recently released guidebook, FEMA P-1000, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety. FEMA P-1000 aims to equip school safety advocates and stakeholders with the information, tools, and resources they need to promote safer schools in their communities, and it aims to empower and support decision-makers by providing actionable advice. The webinar will offer concrete guidance on making schools safer. The presenter will be Lori Peek, Ph.D., director of the natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. The webinar is funded by the FEMA’s National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program and is free to U.S. registrants. Links to a PDF of the FEMA P-1000 report and to a PDF of the training presentation will be provided in advance of the webinar.

Sept. 10, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Portland, Oregon
Download flyer for details and registration link
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold 11 offerings of this workshop during the months of September and October, each at a different location. Participants will learn about: developing an emergency action; identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions; how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence; and understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives.

Sept. 11, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Atlanta, Georgia
Download flyer for details and registration link
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold 11 offerings of this workshop during the months of September and October, each at a different location. Participants will learn about: developing an emergency action; identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions; how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence; and understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives.

Sept. 11, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Detroit, MI
Download flyer for details and registration link
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold 11 offerings of this workshop during the months of September and October, each at a different location. Participants will learn about: developing an emergency action; identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions; how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence; and understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives.

Sept. 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Region VIII Infrastructure Resilience Conference

Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Register online by Aug. 12, 2018. Download event flyer.
The Utah Department of Public Safety and Salt Lake County Emergency Management in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Region VIII, invite you to the Region VIII Infrastructure Resilience Conference. Conference highlights include: Emergency Re-Entry Planning; Cybersecurity: Incident Response; Business EOC Lessons Learned from 2017 Hurricanes; and Soft Target Venues: How to Mitigate and Manage Mass Casualty Incidents. Target Audience: emergency managers, risk and security professionals, law enforcement and first responders, private sector, chief information security officers, and chief security officers.

Sept. 13, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Las Vegas, Nevada 
Download flyer for details and registration link
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold 11 offerings of this workshop during the months of September and October, each at a different location. Participants will learn about: developing an emergency action; identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions; how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence; and understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series: "It’s 2018 – Why is Protecting Children in Disasters Still Innovative?"

register online 
About the webinar: The 2017 disaster season was catastrophic, and the greatest impact was on our most vulnerable population – children. Children who experience disaster are five times more likely to have serious emotional trauma than adults. As a nation, we are still behind in implementing programs and standards to protect them. In fact, 79% of recommendations made by the National Commission on Children in disasters in 2010 remain unfulfilled. However, there are innovative ways to address the current gaps in child protection and ensure that communities are equipped to protect children. Join us for a special session to understand the unique needs of children, learn best practices from the 2017 disaster season, and explore how you can pioneer new programs to protect children and advocate for policies that create lasting change. We hope to see you there!

About the presenters

  • Sarah Thompson, CEM, is the director of U.S. emergencies for Save the Children, where she leads emergency preparedness, recovery and psychosocial programming. In addition to developing a robust training library that help caregivers prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, Sarah is the author of the Prep Rally curriculum, an innovative program that teaches children preparedness skills through play and has reached more than 100,000 children and won the 2017 FEMA Community Preparedness Award. Sarah also manages national partnerships in building momentum around youth preparedness and recovery, including as a leader of FEMA’s National Youth Preparedness Strategy and as chair of the National VOAD Preparedness Committee. Sarah holds a Masters in Health Communications from Johns Hopkins University and is a certified emergency manager.

  • Cameron Lewis is a program specialist in U.S. emergencies at Save the Children. Cameron manages signature programs, including the Prep Rally that teaches children preparedness skills through fun interactive exercises and Child Friendly Spaces to provide a safe environment in which children can play, socialize, learn and express themselves in times of disaster. Cameron began his career in emergency management more than a decade ago, by serving in national service programs including AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the Peace Corps. His experience responding to Hurricane Katrina inspired him to receive a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management. He is currently serving as the Chair of the NVOAD Volunteer Management Committee and AmeriCorps Alums Triangle Chapter.

Sept. 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital: 2018 Annual Emergency Management Symposium

NYP/Weill Cornell
Uris Auditorium
1300 York Avenue,
New York, NY
register online | download flyer
The sympoisum features national expert panels and speaker discussions exploring best practices and significant events around the country specific to cybersecurity, mass casualty incidents, natural disasters, and more.

Sept. 17, 2018
FEMA/EMI Course V-0001 - Virtual Tabletop Exercise Series (VTTX) – Earthquake (Dedicated Alaska and Hawaii)

complete details
This Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) will focus on an earthquake occurring in your community, using historical events and Hazus simulations. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting, and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures.

Sept. 18-19, 2018 
The Natural Disaster Resilience, Response & Recovery Conference

Mercure Brisbane Hotel
Brisbane, Australia
event siteThe IAEM-Oceania Council is an endorser of this event.
The conference will focus on how to build more resilient communities, identify strategies to mitigate the challenges of natural disaster response, and examine the lessons learned during recovery to further build resilience and heal community trauma. Topics will include: learning the importance of embedding resilience within the community; identifying frameworks to build resilient communities; building and strengthening partnerships between all levels of government, private stakeholders, and local communities; developing tailored strategies to better engage communities in recovery to address trauma; and learning how resilience comes full circle from preparedness to recovery.

 
Sept. 22, 2018
AEM/CEM Exam

AEM/CEM Exam (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Florida International University, Academy for International Disaster Preparedness
11200 SW 8th Street, PG-5 Room 244D
Miami, Florida 33199

complete details on registration  
The AEM/CEM Exam will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Florida International University, Academy for International Disaster Preparedness, Miami, FloridaWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Deadline to register is Sept. 7, 2018. Proctor will be Thomas Congdon. Note: There will be limited seats available after the registration deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Sept. 24-27, 2018
California Emergency Services Association Annual Conference

Indian Wells, California
details 

 
Sept. 24, 2018
AEM/CEM Exam

AEM/CEM Exam (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
California Emergency Services Association Annual Conference
44600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210

complete details on registration  
The AEM/CEM Exam will be offered on Sept. 24, in conjunction with the California Emergency Services Conference, Indian Wells, California. Deadline to register is Sept. 10, 2018. Proctor will be Valerie Lucus-McEwen, CEM. Note: There will be limited seats available after the registration deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Sept. 25, 2018, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
IAEM Think Tank: "Smart Cities - How New Technology, Including Nanotechnology, Can Enhance All Phases of Emergency Management"

register online 
As Smart Cities and nanotechnology are emerging, these have the potential to improve community resilience. We are hosting our Think Tank from San Diego, California, one of the leaders in the Smart City initiative. Smart City San Diego is a broad public-private collaboration that includes the City of San Diego, San Diego Gas & Electric, General Electric, the University of California-San Diego, and CleanTech San Diego. Joining the discussion is San Diego-based startup AerNos, Inc, a nano gas sensor company developing air quality monitoring solutions for Smart Cities. Deployed on smart street lights and parking meters, AerNos sensors will provide granular, actionable data to cities. The objective of the collaboration is to improve the region's energy independence, to empower consumers to use electric vehicles, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to encourage economic growth. This webinar will look at the use of nanotechnology in helping develop Smart Cities and how this new technology could affect the field of emergency management. Speakers will include: Erik Caldwell, director, City of San Diego (California) Economic Development Department; Sundip R. Doshi, founder and CEO, AerNos, Inc., and John Valencia, executive director, City of San Diego's Office of Homeland Security. The Think Tank will be moderated by Richard Serinospeaker bios

Sept. 27, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

University Place, Washington
Download flyer for details and registration link
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold 11 offerings of this workshop during the months of September and October, each at a different location. Participants will learn about: developing an emergency action; identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions; how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence; and understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives.