State EM Conference

Colorado Integrated Emergency Management Conference

Capability & Capacity: "Preparedness Isn't by Chance"

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) partnered again this year with the Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA), to present the 2016 Colorado Emergency Management Conference, “Capability & Capacity: Preparedness Isn’t By Chance.”

The conference offered the nearly 500 attendees, workshops and keynote presentations in four tracks: Best Practices, Whole Community, Changing Conditions, and Leadership.

To access the information presented by our speakers this year, please click on the link below. These will remain available for review or download until May 31, 2016.


Special thanks to our speakers, sponsors, vendors, and to the 2016 Conference Committee for another outstanding conference.

The information for the 2016 Colorado Integrated Emergency Management Conference will be available until May 31.

2016 Conference Program 

Conference Presentations

View the entire 2016 conference presentations folder.

March 8 Presentations

Opening Keynote Address (Coach Troy Calhoun, USAFA Football)

Breakout Session 1 

    Breakout Session 2

    Breakout Session 3

    General Session Keynote
    Leadership: Creating the Vision and Executing the Strategy (Dr. Mary Kelly)

    March 9 Presentations

    Opening Speaker Keynote Capability and Capacity: Children and Youth Take the Lead in Disaster Risk Reduction (Lori Peek, CSU)

    Breakout Session 1

    Breakout Session 2

    Breakout Session 3

    Breakout Session 4

    Breakout Session 5

    • Disaster Finance 101, A Brief Intro (Kristyn Persichitte Unrein) 
    • Organizations Active in Recovery: The Waldo Canyon Burn Scar 2013-2015 (Gordon Brenner) No Presentation file available
    • Cascading Weather Events and Unintended Consequences (Nolan Doesken) No presentation file available
    • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect based on John Maxwell (Thaddeus McKain) No presentation file available
    March 10 Presentations

    General Session Keynote

    Illustrating what a community can do in stressed/disaster situations. Motivation to return to local communities and identify opportunities! (Tom Candlin, St. Anthony's Hospital)

    Breakout Session 1

    Breakout Session 2

    Breakout Session 3

    Breakout Session 4

    Breakout Session 4