Industry Events Calendar

Industry Events Calendar 2023


Feb. 28 at 11:00 a.m. EST
UCC Hot Topics webinar, “Reunification – A Comprehensive Overview”

Free Event

Join the Universities and Colleges Caucus as they begin their 2023 series of “Hot Topics and Best Practices webinars series.” This first webinar for 2023 will focus on reunification and how disasters affect this. The presenters are Daniel Rector, emergency planner, The “I Love U Guys” Foundation; Vanessa Flores, deputy director, emergency management, University of California at Irvine; Eric Hodges, director, emergency management, Illinois State University; Justin Cox, emergency management coordinator, University of Texas at Arlington; and Michelle Colosimo, executive director, critical support services, and Ann SanCartier, crisis account manager, Empathia/Black Swan Solutions. This event is free to attend and doesn’t require any pre-registration. Join the webinar using this link with meeting ID 288 968 266 184 and Passcode EwUdN2. You can also call in at +1 432-276-3942,,520825989# with conference ID number 520 825 989#. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from this variety of speakers.


March 7-9, 2023
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America (CIPRNA) 2023 Conference
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


The 2023 Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America (CIRPNA) Conference will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 7-9, 2023. CIRPNA brings together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies, and governments to debate and collaborate on securing America's critical infrastructure and smart cities. The ever-changing nature of threats, whether natural through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities, either physical or cyber-attacks means the need to continually review and update policies, practices, and technologies to meet these growing demands. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading decision makers from corporate and government establishments tasked with critical infrastructure protection and resilience and safer cities. Take advantage of the chance to share your knowledge, experience, and network. Registration is open now.


March 13-16, 2023 Noon - 4 p.m. ET daily
FEMA's Virtual Local Mitigation Planning Workshop


FEMA is hosting a virtual Local Mitigation Workshop. This training covers the basics of mitigation planning for local communities. Attendees will learn about the planning process, assessing risks, and developing and implementing effective mitigation strategies. The course is updated to reflect new guidance, resources, and material related to the 2022 Local Mitigation Planning Policy Guide. This workshop is designed for local community officials, emergency managers, planners, and other partners in hazard mitigation planning. To reieve a certificiate and/or get credit of completion, attendees must attend all four sessions.


March 14, 2023, 9 am - 1 pm
Emerging Technologies for Emergency Response
Grossman Hall, American University's Washington College of Law
Washington, D.C.

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Strengthen your inter-agency network and collaboratively problem-solve leadership challenges as you learn about the latest innovations in the field of public safety. Hosted by Equipped, this half-day leadership summit will take place in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 14 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at American University's Washington College of Law. "Emerging Technologies for Emergency Response" will include curated peer-to-peer roundtable discussions, a keynote presentation on AR/VR training tools, an off-the-record networking lunch with Q&A, and hands-on product demonstrations. The event is free to attend and is open to qualified senior leadership-level first responders as well as government representatives, nonprofit advocates, and academics who work within the field of public safety. Space is limited, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


March 14-15, 2023
National Public Safety UAS Conference and Reception 2023
Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA

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The Drone Responders National Public Safety UAS Conference will be taking place from March 14-15 in Williamsburg, Virginia at Busch Gardens. All conference tickets include full access to all presentations, panels, and vendor demos each day, as well as meals on each day including a reception on the 14th and dinner on the 15th. The program offers participants the opportunity to hear timely and relevant presentation topics as well as several demonstrations. The conference is designed for professionals in law enforcement, public safety, and search and rescue/emergency services/disaster relief.


March 30, 2023, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Promoting Inclusive Personal Preparedness Strategies Before a Disaster


Please join us for an International Association of Emergency Managers webinar hosted by the Access and Whole Community Inclusion Caucus: "Promoting Inclusive Personal Preparedness Strategies Before an Emergency." Our two featured panelists, Vance Taylor, Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs at the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), and Aaron Titus, Executive Director and data architect for Crisis Cleanup President of Mountain West Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) in Colorado will discuss the importance of personal preparedness for all members of our community, including those with access and functional needs. Please email Sadie Martinez with any questions.


April 17-21, 2023
New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association (NJEPA) 2023 Conference
Atlantic City, New Jersey

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The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association presents the 24th annual conference to provide education and training for New Jersey's emergency managers, first responders, and government and elected officials with an interest in preparing their communities for any disaster or emergency that may strike. The event provides training, collaboration, and promotes the development of public & private partnerships in planning, response, recovery, and mitigation in all types of emergencies. Join the NJEPA in Atlantic City, New Jersey from April 17-21, 2023.


April 12, 2023, 1-3pm ET
ChemLock: Introduction to Chemical Security

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CISA's ChemLock program provides the ChemLock: Introduction to Chemical Security training course quarterly on a first-come, first-serve basis. This course provides an introduction to identifying, assessing, evaluating, and mitigating chemical security risks. This easy-to-understand overview identifies key components and best practices of chemical security awareness and planning to help kick start chemical security discussions at your facility. The upcoming course offers run between one to two hours and is appropriate for all personnel regardless of their level of involvement with dangerous chemicals.


April 24-27, 2022
2023 Preparedness Summit
Atlanta, Georgia

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As the first and longest-running national preparedness conference, the Preparedness Summit is the place for you to reenergize while gaining knowledge, resources, and relationships to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. As we recover from the prolonged pandemic response and begin to define the endemic phase of COVID-10, natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases, terrorist threats, climate issues, and maintenance of all-hazards plans can now be reexamined. The theme for the 2023 Preparedness Summit is "Recover. Renew: Reprioritizing All-Hazards Preparedness." It will provide an opportunity to revisit pressing issues in preparedness and share resources, shape policies, and build skills to mitigate a variety of threats. Attendees from all levels of federal, state, and local government, as well as emergency management, volunteer organizations, healthcare organizations, and academia are encouraged to attend. Registration is open.



May 28-31, 2023
20th Annual Global Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2023)
Omaha, NE


The 20th Annual Global Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2023) will be held in Omaha, Nebraska from May 28-31, 2023 with a pre-conference social on the evening of May 27th. The conference is hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Department of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis at the conference anchor hotel, Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown.


May 30-June 2, 2023
Texas Emergency Management Conference
Fort Worth, TX


The 2023 Texas Emergency Management Conference will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas from May 30 - June 2, 2023. Expect three and a half days of key workshops for continuing education, meet and greets with relevant partners in the exhibit hall, and additional networking opportunities during the Opening Session and Awards Luncheon. TDEM is attended by elected officials, first responders. emergency managers from local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, tribal communities, and private-sector partners from across the nation.



August 23-24, 2023
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Australian Disaster Resilience Conference

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The 2023 Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will explore what is possibly by coming together to reimagine resilience. The conference will prioritize the creative and collaborative approaches being taken across Australia and enable participants to hear from fresh voices that propose new, innovative ways to foster the disaster resilience that Australia needs to thrive in the complex future ahead. The event will take place on August 23-24 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. It will be collocated with the AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference and exhibition.



October 10-12, 2023
2023 Cap Implementation Workshop
IFRC Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is hosing the 2023 Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Implentation Workshop and Training at the IFRC headquarters building in Geneva, Switzerland. The Training will be on October 10 and the Worshop will be October 11-12. At the Worskhop, implementers of CAP and other associated organizaitons discuss common issues and how best to leverage the expanding adoption of CAP. Everyone interested in emergency alerting is welcome: managers, technical staff, media, etc., including government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and commercial firms. There is no charge to participate. For those who cannot participate in person, webinar call-in instructions will be sent to everyone registered.