The Conference schedule includes an extensive array of workshops, training, panel discussions and exhibits
FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is proud to release an extensive workshop agenda and schedule of events for the 2023 Texas Emergency Management Conference. The Conference takes place May 30-June 2 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth.
“This impressive selection of nearly 200 workshops gives attendees the opportunity to share best practices and network with emergency management professionals from across the country,” said Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd. “This year, we are gathering some of the most innovative ideas and solutions in the emergency management field aimed at empowering practitioners to better serve our communities.”
The workshop schedule includes sessions ranging from emergency sheltering to crisis communications, and grants management to cutting-edge technology that aids first responders. Workshops include sessions that address volunteer networks and efforts to bridge gaps between first responders and the community. The agenda includes panel discussions focused on emergency preparedness and debris management, as well as workshops on post-storm recovery and industry collaboration.
Workshops will be led by members of local, state, and federal government, as well as members of the private sector.
The Opening Session takes place Tuesday, May 30, at 1 pm and the Awards Luncheon takes place Thursday, June 1, at 12 pm. Both events take place in the Convention Center Arena. The exhibit hall hours are scheduled for Wednesday May 31 from 10 am – 4pm, and Thursday, June 1 from 8 am – 2 pm.
The full workshop schedule is available on The Conference website at tdem.texas.gov/conference.
Additionally, The Conference boasts a series of classes offered through TDEM’s national training partners. These courses are free of charge regardless of conference registration status.
Additional training opportunities can be accessed through PreparingTexas.org.
TDEM is also administering Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) and Certified Emergency Manager(CEM) exams at The Conference on Friday, June 2. Participants must register through the International Association of Emergency Managers website by Friday, May 19.
The Conference attracts over 3,000 elected officials, first responders, emergency managers, and decision makers from across the Lone Star State and the United States. The Conference provides attendees an opportunity to see and learn about innovative products and services from numerous organizations in the exhibit hall, which boasts over 180,000 square feet of space.
Register for The Conference at tdem.texas.gov/conference.
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