2019 Colorado EM Conference

Draft Conference Agenda

For additional information on the 2018 Colorado Emergency Management Conference please visit the Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA) website at cemacolorado.com.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Registration in lobby (open 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and during 15 minutes breaks
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Welcome and Opening Ceremonies
10:30-11:30 a.m.Opening Keynote: Fierce Emergency Management
Ballroom
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lunch
 Ballroom (included in registration cost)

Big Bang TheoryHouse of CardsExtreme MakeoverThis is Us
12:30-1:30 p.m.Parameteorology


Leadership: It's Not Just Bugles, Stripes and TitlesBuilding a Local Mass Fatality Plan: Contingency PlanningCO MyPI: Empowering and Preparing Youth and Communities for Disaster
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.The Quantum Physics of Emergency ManagementCyber Security Planning and Response for Emergency ManagementDenver Water Drought Preparedness Lessons Learned: 2013-2018Inclusive Planning Strategies for People with Access and Functional Needs
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.30 Minute Break - Refreshments in Vendor Area
3:15-4:15 p.m.CDOT Ransomware Attack: What We LearnedRisk and Human Experience: An Introduction to Shaping Everyday LifeThe Re-Housing Challenge of Local DisastersIntegrated Planning for EM Programs
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.15 Minute Passing Break
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.Using Drones for Live Event MonitoringRoot Cause Analysis Models for Emergency ManagementWhat is an EOC Overhead Team: Deploying on an EMACDrought in CO: Leadership in Community Recovery
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Vendor Sponsored Reception
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Registration in Lobby (open 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and during 15 minute breaks
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.CO-EM Talks (Ballroom)

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.30 Minute Break - Refreshments in Vendor Area

Big Bang TheoryHouse of CardsExtreme MakeoverThis is Us
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Countering Violent ExtremismIt's Not Magic: Predictive Problem Solving in a Complex WorldPutting the Community in Community PreparednessPublic Health Emergencies: Engaging Partners in Closed Points of Dispensing
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lunch - DHSEM Awards - Ballroom (included in registration cost)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Understanding Communications Failures
Part I
Part II
Part III
Concrete Steps for Climate UncertaintyDisaster Shelter Transitioning through a Multi-Agency EffortEffective Communication with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf blind Individuals During Emergencies
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.15 Minute Passing Break
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.Critical Infrastructure DisruptionVisualization of Emergency Management Planning: Putting COOP on the MapWhy Don't We Exercise RecoveryLeveraging Community Resources
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.30 Minute Break - Refreshments in the Vendor Area
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.Terrorism and its Impact on EMSoft TargetsCommunity Evacuation DrillsCommunity Capacity Building for Resilience
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.15 Minute Passing Break
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.CEMA Annual Meeting -  Ballroom
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.Buffet Dinner and CEMA Awards -  Ballroom (included in registration cost)
8:00 - 11:30 p.m.EM Conference Social Event - Ballroom (included in registration cost)

Friday, February 22, 2019
Registration in Lobby (open 8- 10 a.m.)
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.Formalized Networking
Multiple opportunities to discuss programs and services
1.  CRRF and 213RR - New Program and Process
4.  DERA Responsibilities and Opportunities
5.  Aligning EM Plans and EM Accreditation Standards (EMAP) 
6.  CEM Certifications and EOC Taskbooks
 Ballroom


10:15-11:15 a.m.Ending Keynote: Leadership is Not a Black Swan Event

 Ballroom
11:15-11:30 a.m.15 Minute Passing Break

Big Bang TheoryHouse of CardsExtreme MakeoverThis is Us
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.GIS: It's Really About the DataForest Health: Wildfire and Climate Change: We Can't Have it Both WaysAG Liaisons: the Responders You Didn't Know You NeedKnow Your Audience Better Than They Know Themselves
1:30 - 3 p.m.Lunch and Closing Ceremony -  Ballroom (included in registration cost)