TDEM Opens Calls for 2024 Texas Emergency Management Conference Presentations

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October 5, 2023

TDEM Opens Calls for 2024 Texas Emergency Management Conference Presentations

The Conference runs May 28-31 at the Fort Worth Convention Center

AUSTIN - The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is pleased to announce it is accepting presentation proposals for sessions and workshops at the 2024 Texas Emergency Management Conference.

The Conference returns to the Fort Worth Convention Center from May 28-31, 2024.

"I look forward to showcasing the excellence of our local and state emergency management programs in Texas and providing a fulfilling week of education, training, networking, and opportunities to grow our field," said Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd. "Stakeholders interested in sharing experiences, providing fresh ideas, or demonstrating innovative technologies are encouraged to submit a proposal to present at The Conference."

The Conference selection committee will consider workshop proposals that address the vast demands of the emergency management landscape across the state.

Workshop proposals will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Subject matter expertise
  • Relevance to emergency management in Texas
  • Advances at least one of the key phases of emergency management through innovation or technology
  • Promotes research strategies and ideas that inform emergency managers
  • Ability to engage and involve the audience
  • Benefit of the information to audience members

Proposals must be submitted through The Conference's online portal no later than December 1, 2023. Final selection of proposals will be made no later than January 2024, and a notification will be sent via email to include a draft presentation schedule once determinations are finalized.

The Conference attracts over 3,500 elected officials, first responders, emergency managers, private-sector partners, NGOs/VOADs and decision makers from across the Lone Star State. The four-day educational event seeks to provide 200 workshop opportunities designed to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas, access to latest technology, and sharing of emergency management research. The Conference concluded in 2023 with a record turnout, including approximately 4,000 registrants from over 35 states and 4 countries.

Additional information about The Conference can be found online by visiting