> 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
> 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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 2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference, Nov. 16-17, 2018, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
> 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
 

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

IAEM Calendar: October-December 2018

October 2018

Oct. 2, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

St. Michael, North Dakota
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.

Oct. 3-4, 2018
Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference (DEMCON)

International Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
event site | #Demcon2018 | IAEM-Canada is a Participating Community Member.
The Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference brings together emergency management professionals to share best practices and critical lessons learned. You will have the opportunity to build important new relationships with peers and organizations strengthening your overall emergency management plans. The Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference is planned and developed by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers in partnership with federal and provincial government agencies, non-governmental disaster relief organizations, and emergency management professional and student associations. The conference delivers two full days of community networking and learning featuring 28 sessions, including speakers from across North America, panel discussions and interviews focusing on lessons learned, new initiatives, best practices, and on topics such as: disaster response and recovery; community resilience; continuity of operations planning; and climate change.

Oct. 4, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Westminster, Colorado
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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.

Oct. 15, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Atlantic City, New Jersey
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.

Oct. 16, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

New York, New York
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.

Oct. 19, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

White Plains, New York
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.


Oct. 19-24, 2018
IAEM 66th Annual Conference & EMEX
"Op
portunities & Innovations in Emergency Management"

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Visit the IAEM Conference Website for up-to-date details and to register:

http://iaemconference.info

 
Oct. 21, 2018, AEM/CEM Prep Course & Exam

  • AEM/CEM Preparatory Course Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Location: IAEM 2018 Annual Conference, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
  • Complete details on registration, which is separate from conference registration.
  • Registration DeadlineOct. 5, 2018
  • Note: There will be limited seats available after the registration deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.
     

Oct. 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT
Regional Rail Response

Pelican Landing
Moss Point, Mississippi
register online 
The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grant provides hazmat training for volunteer or remote emergency responders. Awarded by U.S. DOT and PHMSA, the ALERT grant program focuses on emergency response activities involving the transportation of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail. The IAFC and ISFSI worked with rail industry experts to develop this Regional Rail Response Training. The training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to understand the response efforts and roles better should a derailment or incident occur and discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario, involving crude oil.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018
Canadian Risk & Hazards Network (CRHNET) Conference
"Dealing with Uncertainty: Innovation and Practice"

Sheraton Wall Center
Vancouver, BC, Canada
event site 
For 2018, CRHNet will offer its delegates a unique opportunity. In partnership and collaboration with the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference (EPBCC), the two organizations are enhancing both networking and learning opportunities for the delegates of both conferences. There is a full program with presentations and panels reflecting both academic and practitioner perspectives.

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2018
2018 Common Alerting Prototol (CAP) Implementation Workshop

Co-Sponsored by IAEM, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), ITU, OASIS (the international standards organization that actually maintains the CAP standard), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Hosted by Hong Kong Observatory
Hong Kong
provisional list of speakers | 2018 flyer
Call for Participation: Download the Call for Participation. If you have CAP implementation experiences or insights to share, please let the Program Committee know, by email to eliot.j.christian@gmail.com, that you want to give one of the presentations. As usual, presentations are limited to 20 minutes each.
About the Workshop: The 2018 CAP Implementation Workshop will be hosted by Hong Kong Observatory, with the meetings at or nearby the HKO main office. The CAP Implementation Workshop will be on Wednesday, 31 October, and Thursday, 1 November. A CAP Training session will be offered for the afternoon of Tuesday, 30 October. Two other side meetings are anticipated. Prior to the CAP Workshop, ASEAN countries will be invited to participate in a technical meeting at the same venue. The meeting will focus on an Asian component of the WMO Global Multi-hazard Alert System. It will be all day on Monday, Oct. 29, and half-day on the morning of Oct. 30. After the CAP Workshop, on Friday, Nov. 2, in the same venue will be an all-day session on the Filtered Alert Hub technology, which is being used for a prototype of the WMO Alert Hub.

November 2018

 
Nov. 2, 2018
AEM/CEM Exam

AEM/CEM Exam (9:00-11:00 a.m.)
Location: Ameren General Office Building, St Louis, Missouri.
complete details on registration  
The AEM/CEM Exam will be offered on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Ameren General Office Building, 1901 Chouteau Avenue, St Louis. MO 63103. Deadline to register is Oct. 15, 2018. Proctor will be Ty Davisson, CEM. Note: There may be limited seats available after the registration deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Nov. 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
Regional Rail Response

Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Fireman's Memorial Dr.
Ponoma, New York
register online 
The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grant provides hazmat training for volunteer or remote emergency responders. Awarded by U.S. DOT and PHMSA, the ALERT grant program focuses on emergency response activities involving the transportation of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail. The IAFC and ISFSI worked with rail industry experts to develop this Regional Rail Response Training. The training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to understand the response efforts and roles better should a derailment or incident occur and discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario, involving crude oil.

Nov. 5-7, 2018
ISCRAM ASIA PACIFIC 2018: "Innovating for Resilience"

Wellington, New Zealand
event site | call for submissions (deadline: June 15, 2018)
The purpose of ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2018 is to exchange research into and experiences of information systems use in emergency management, particularly focussed around applications of information systems in the context of the four priorities of the Sendai Framework (2015-2030) for disaster risk reduction, namely: (1) understanding disaster risk; (2) strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; (3) investing in disaster reduction for resilience; and (4) enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “build back better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Target audience: emergency management practitioners, academics and researchers from the government, NGOs, and industry, particularly from around the Pacific, but encompassing global participation from New Zealand, Australia, Oceania, Asia, North and South America, and Europe.

Nov. 13-16, 2018 
TIEMS 25th Annual Conference

University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines
website
The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) will hold its 25th Annual Conference, Nov. 13-16, 2018, at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. In an interconnected and interdependent world, coordination and collaboration between cities, provincial, national, international agencies and non-governmental organizations have become critical to the promotion of disaster management, disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation. The TIEMS 2018 Annual Conference will explore best practices and emerging technologies, to facilitate the coordination of valuable resources and urban planning strategies to build resilient communities.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series: "Increased Preparedness Working with Non-Traditional Partners"

register online 
About the webinar: Emergency managers often work with schools and hospitals to develop and exercise emergency action plans. However, dams and levee owners often have plans as well. Fort Bend County has integrated levee emergency action plans into their plans through a multi-departmental approach to planning, training and response. This coordination has improved preparedness of levee improvement districts throughout the county. The country is traversed by the Brazos River and has a long history of flooding. This system has been tested through multiple flood events in recent years; the county experienced three riverine floods between Memorial Day 2015 and Memorial Day 2016. The system was once again tested during Hurricane Harvey when record rainfall throughout the area caused massive flooding.
About the presenter: Rita Anderson is an environmental scientist with Freese and Nichols, Inc. in Houston, Texas. She has a BA from Harding University and an MS from Oklahoma State University. Her planning experience includes working with cities, counties and tribes in Oklahoma; and with dam and levee owners in Texas. She previously served as the Blackwell/Kay County Oklahoma Director of Emergency Management and served as Chair of the Kay County Local Emergency Planning Committee. She was also a Vice-Chair of the Audit and Enforcement Subgroup of the Alliance for Uniform HAMAT Transportation Procedures under the U S Department of Transportation. Her experience ranges from field work, site Incident Command, HAZWOPER trainer and NEPA analysis for the US Army. Currently she is primarily tasked with working with dam and levee owners to develop and improve their emergency preparedness practices.

Nov. 16-17, 2018
2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
event site
IAEM-USA Region 1 has put together a great slate of speakers for its 2018 Region 1 Conference, so don't miss out! Register online today, and plan to attend. The event site includes the draft agenda, hotel information, sponsors and exhibitors prospectus, and online registration.

December 2018

Dec. 4-5, 2018
Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) Stakeholder Summit

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
event site
The AEMA Summit will bring together emergency management partners by providing a platform for strengthening existing relationships, building new relationships, and offering professional development and information-sharing opportunities to build a more resilient Alberta.

Dec. 5-7, 2018
RES/Con New Orleans: Global Resilience Summit

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
event site 
The RES/Con Global Resilience Summit is an annual international conference on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management in an evolving global environment. This annual gathering of thought leaders in disaster management and resilience will collectively explore powerful topics that impact communities and economies worldwide.