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2014 IEMA Conference
September 2-5, 2014
Crowne Plaza-Springfield

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Welcome once again to the 2014 IEMA Annual Conference! The strength of this conference continues to be the invaluable knowledge and experience brought by the 1,200+ attendees who come to share their insights and participate in the extensive training and networking opportunities.

As always, the past year in Illinois saw many challenges but none were more impactful than the statewide tornado outbreak of November 17. Twenty-five confirmed touchdowns in a span of three and a half hours across more than two thirds of our state presented unique and difficult challenges, but the local first responders supported by the essential mutual aid network proved equal to the task once again.

While the recovery continues and will go on for years to come, I could not be more proud of the public safety professionals who work together in Illinois. The lessons learned during these events will be an integral part of this year's conference and I strongly encourage all of you to absorb as much as you can. Building on the successes of the past, we will continue to engage on important topics such as school safety, crude oil transportation and a more coordinated, collaborative approach to cybersecurity.

I look forward to working with all of you to continue protecting the people of Illinois.

Jonathon E. Monken, Director


The Illinois Emergency Management Agency invites you to join us as an exhibitor,
sponsor or advertiser for our 18th Annual Conference.

11 vendor booths are still available as well as other sponsorship and advertiser opportunities.

Vendors Register Here


Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registrants are still welcome.
Lunch will not be available for any walk-in registrants.

  Tentative Conference Agenda   

  Conference Links  

Tuesday, September 22d
 11:00a -  1:00pRegistration
 1:00p -  5:00p Pre-Conference Exercise (Cyber Security) FULL
Wednesday, September 3rd
7:30a -  4:30pRegistration
8:30a -  3:00p Pre-Conference Trainings
1:00p - 4:30pVendor Set-up
4:00p IPEM/PDS Ceremony
4:30p -  7:30pVendor Reception/Networking
- Pizza and Soda provided
Thursday, September 4th
7:30a -  4:30pRegistration
- Coffee and Hot Tea provided
8:30a -  10:00a Presentation of Colors, Memorial Wall, IEMA Director Monken's Opening Remarks, IESMA President Welcome
9:30a - 1:30p Free Health Screenings
10:00a - 10:30a Vendor/Networking Time
- Coffee and Hot Tea provided
10:30a - 12:00p General Session #1 - West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Disaster Response and Recovery
12:00p - 1:30p Lunch
- Grilled Chicken or Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Potato Salad
- Coleslaw
- Baked Beans
- Strawberry Shortcake
1:30p - 2:30pBreakout Session #1
10:00a - 10:30aMemorial Wall Presentation
2:30p - 2:45pVendor/Networking Time
2:45p - 3:45pBreakout Session #2
3:45p - 4:00pVendor/Networking Time
- Coffee and Iced Tea provided
 4:00p -  5:00pBreakout Session #3
6:00p - 8:00p

Feud of the Family
- Appetizers provided by Illinois Broadcasters Association

Friday, September 5th
8:00a - 8:30a Registration
8:30a - 9:30a Breakout Session #4 - Multi-Discipline Regional Response Coordination and Communication (Breakouts by IEMA Region)
9:30a - 9:45a Break - Regroup in the General Session Area
- Coffee and Hot Tea provided
9:45a - 11:00a General Session #2 - Washington, Illinois Tornado Response and Recovery
11:00a - 11:45a FEMA Update
11:45a - 12:00p Closing Remarks

  Conference Contacts  

Abby Damm
IEMA Conference Contact
Phone: (217) 558-4779

Lisa Desai
IEMA Conference Contact
Phone: (217) 557-6225

Taylor Garrison
Vendor Contact
Phone: (217) 524-4723


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