2020 Colorado EM Conference

Conference Agenda

For additional information on the 2020 Colorado Emergency Management Conference please visit the Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA) website at cemacolorado.com.  Presentation material links will be added to the website by March 31 if they are available.  Presentation information is currently posted to the conference mobile app. Speaker and session information is also posted to the mobile app. 

2020 Colorado Emergency Management Conference Agenda

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Registration in the lobby during session breaks
  • 10 - 10:30 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Ceremonies
    • Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Honor Guard
    • National Anthem by Syrita Garcia
    • Opening remarks by CEMA Director Alan Colon, DHSEM Director Kevin Klein, Colorado OEM Director Mike Willis and FEMA Region VIII Administrator Lee dePalo
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Opening Keynote Speaker
    • Former FEMA Administrator Brock Long
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch in the Ballroom
  •  12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Sessions
    • Whole Community Track in the Aspen Daisy Room: The Colorado Certified Emergency Manager.  
    • Leadership and Innovation Track in the Big Thompson A-B Room: Getting to Know the cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow
    • Best Practices Track in the Elderberry Room: Beyond Logistics: Enter the World of Resource Mobilization
    • Hazard and Risk Track in the Goldenglow Room: Wildfire Management Complexities: Understanding Decision Making at the County Level
    • ESF 8 Track in Snowberry Room: Effective Communication with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf and Blind Individuals during Emergencies 
  • 1:30 - 1:45 p.m.: Passing Break
  • 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.: Sessions
    • Whole Community Track in the Aspen Daisy Room: Public Private Partnerships: Count Us In
    • Leadership and Innovation Track in the Big Thompson A-B Room: Engaging the Stakeholders of Higher Education in Emergency Management Systems
    • Best Practices Track in the Elderberry Room: Failure to Warn 2020: Keeping Up with the Joneses
    • Hazard and Threat Track in the Goldenglow Room: Basic Weather Radar Training for Emergency Managers
    • ESF 8 Track in the Snowberry Room: Hospital Evaucation: Identifying and Strengthening the Weakest Link in the Chain
  • 2:45-3:15 p.m.: Passing Break
  • 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.: Sessions
    • Whole Community Track in the Aspen Daisy Room:  Community and VOAD Partnerships: A Case Study
    • Leadership and Innovation Track in the Big Thompson A-B Room: Resilience and Emergency Management: What Does that Mean for Us?
    • Best Practices Track in the Elderberry Room: Building and Maintaining a Culture of Preparedness
    • Hazard and Risk Track in the Goldenglow Room: Hazard Mitigation Planning: New Elements in Risk Assessment
    • ESF 8 Track in Snowberry Room: Current and Future Risk from Hail and Tornadoes in Colorado
  • 4:15-4:30 p.m.: Passing Break
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Sessions
    • Whole Community Track in the Aspen Daisy Room: Power Preparedness: Resources and Plans for Community Electrical Needs
    • Leadership and Innovation Track in the Big Thompson A-B Room: Future of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Professions
    • Best Track in the Elderberry Room: Land-Use Planning and Emergency Management: Bridging the Divide
    • Hazard and Risk Track and Goldenglow Room: Avalanches, Dams and Flooding Oh My! Hinsdale Flood and the Formation of a Unified Coordination Group
    • ESF 8 Track in the Snowberry Room: Impact on a Hospital from a Cyber Attack
  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Vendor Sponsored Reception
    • Located in the Pinyon Pine Room 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Registration in the lobby during session breaks
  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.: Sessions
    • Whole Community Track in the Aspen Daisy Room: Response, Rescue and Service Animals
    • Leadership and Innovation Track in the Big Thompson A-B Room: Design Thinking for the End of the World
    • Best Practices Track in the Elderberry Room: Sui Generis: The Uniqueness of Municipal Emergency Management
    • Hazard and Risk Track in the Goldenglow Room: Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) Overview
    • ESF 8 Track in the Snowberry Room: "Who Ya Gonna Call" - 911 - Ghostbusters - Community Lifelines
  •  9:30 - 10 a.m.: Passing Break with refreshments in the Pinyon Pine Room 
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m.: CO-EM Talks Sessions in the Ballroom
    • Leveraging Existing Partnerships: Faith-Based Community and Disaster Response / Recovery
    • Engaging our Community in emergency and Disaster Prepardness
    • When and How to Hire a Consultant
    • Servant Leadership in the U.S. Census Partnership Program: Recipe for 2020 Census Success
    • The Map or the Kingdom: Why Do We Manage Emergencies?
    • The Power of Making a Difference for One
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Conference Awards in the Ballroom
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Sessions
    • Whole Community Track in the Aspen Daisy Room: Social Media Accessibility in Emergencies
    • Leadership and Innovation Track in the Big Thompson A-B Room: Visualizing community resilience
    • Best Practices Track in the Elderberry Room: EPA Region 8 Emergency Response Program
    • Hazard and Risk Track in the Goldenglow Room: Fire on the Mountain: The Evacuation of Spanish Peaks Health Center
    • ESF 8 Track in the Snowberry Room: CO-PHRCA: How Colorado is Assessing ESF 8 Response Capacity 
  • 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Sessions 
    • Whole Community Track in the Aspen Daisy Room: Reunification: Lessons Learned from Schools and Community Efforts
    • Leadership and Innovation Track in the Big Thompson A-B Room: Human Factors in Emergency Management
    • Best Practices Track in the Elderberry Room: The Power of Checklists: Getting Beyond to do Lists
    • Hazard and Risk Track in Goldenglow Room: Meeting the Challenges of the Colorado Agriculture Community After the Disaster
    • ESF 8 Track in the Snowberry Room: Colorado's Public Health Response to Hepatitis A Outbreak
  • 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Sessions
    • Whole Community Track in the Aspen Daisy Room: Building Animal Response in Colorado Communities
    • Leadership and Innovation Track in the Big Thompson A-B Room: Low Tech for High Efficiency
    • Best Practices Track in the Elderberry Room: Getting the Rural Community Involved in Your Active Shooter Exercise
    • Hazard and Risk Track in the Goldenglow Room: Long Term Power Outage
    • ESF 8 Track in the Snowberry Room: The Operationalization of Health Care Coalitions and What it Means for Emergency Management
  • 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.: CEMA Annual Meeting
  • 6:30 - 8 p.m.: Buffet Dinner and CEMA Awards
  • 8 - 11:30 p.m.: Social Event 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Sessions
    • Whole Community Track in Lake Loveland A-B Room: Whole Community Preparedness to Ensure Resiliency in Time of Crisis
    • Leadership and Innovation Track in Big Thompson A-B Room: Colorado's IP-Based Migration: What's Happening and What's Next
    • Best Practices Track in Goldenglow Room: Unlock a New World: Redefining Emergency Management at the 24th World Scout Jamboree
    • Hazard and Risk Track in Snowberry Room: Lessons Learned on Disability Integration from Hurricane Florence North Carolina Response
    • ESF 8 Track in Aspen Daisy / Elderberry Room: The Basics of ESF 8 Information Sharing During Everyday Events and Disasters