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Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference 2012, April 10-11, 2012

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Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference 2012
April 10-11, 2012
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, WA


Call for Presentations - Deadline - September 15, 2011

Complete the application online at

Researchers, scholars, and practitioners in emergency management are invited to participate in the Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference to be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma, WA on April 10-11, 2012.

Partners in Emergency Preparedness has conducted a very successful regional conference each spring for over 15 years. The Conference has grown into the largest emergency management conference in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together non-profit organizations, public agencies, business and industry, military, healthcare, and schools to explore emergency management issues, principles, and practices.
The Conference is soliciting presentations regarding the on-going partnerships necessary to support successful emergency preparedness activities in all areas.

Presentations that focus on lessons learned, best practices, participant interaction, and fostering partnerships in emergency management are strongly encouraged. Topics of interest include:  

  • First-hand accounts of lessons learned
  • Disaster resilience/sustainability
  • Practical application of scholarly research
  • Case studies
  • Business disaster preparedness and contingency planning
  • Climate change and emergency management
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • New technological applications in emergency management
  • Information management practices at different phases of a disaster
  • Professional education and development
  • Healthcare contingency planning and preparedness
  • School preparedness

Presentation sessions are 75 minutes in length, though a limited number of double sessions may be available.

Our 2011 Conference drew over 600 attendees, including; 70 speakers, and more than 30 vendors over a two-day period. Conference attendees included emergency managers (local, state, and federal), state and local officials, business and industry representatives, the military reserve and National Guard, public utilities, and volunteer agencies.

All submissions must be made online. Please note that the Partners in Emergency Preparedness conference does not typically pay honorariums or travel expenses, though they are considered on a case-by-case basis. This helps us keep registration fees low to benefit the widest possible range of participants in the emergency management field. As a non-profit educational organization, our mission is to provide an affordable, high-quality conference in the Pacific Northwest.

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