Topics and Presenters Sought for Preparedness Conference

 

October 12, 2016

 

The 9th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine.

Conference organizers are seeking suggestions for workshop proposals from those interested in conducting workshops at the conference.

The overall theme for this conference is Threats to People & Infrastructure, in addition to other related Emergency Management topics. The presentation can involve any of the five mission areas of Emergency Management: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response or Recovery.

I would like to be a presenter at the conference (note our guidelines, below).

Workshops are presented at breakout sessions throughout the two days of the conference. The sessions are typically 60 minutes long, but a double session can be requested. Topics may be presented in a variety of ways. In previous conferences, presentation styles have ranged from "Lessons Learned" from exercises and events, to traditional classroom presentation, to panel discussions with experts on a particular subject. Based on your evaluations from previous conferences, the most popular workshops have been those that draw on real-world experiences. Other popular sessions take a concept and "Show me How" to implement the idea.

The Conference is part of the "Maine Prepares" initiative, which focuses on emergency preparedness for a wide range of audiences.

  • Technological Hazards Responders

  • Schools, from preschool to university

  • Business / Non-Profit Organizations

  • Communities, encompassing public officials and administrators and leaders of libraries and cultural institutions

  • Emergency Management

  • Healthcare

Some guidelines for topic proposals:

  • Topics should address some aspect of the overall theme or other related topic of Emergency Management interest

  • Submitters are free to propose more than one topic

  • The Conference Committee will review all proposals and may contact submitters for more information. The Committee also reserves the right to solicit presentations through other avenues.

  • Presentations must not feature any promotional content for any commercial enterprise

  • No materials promoting the presenter or a particular commercial interest may be distributed or displayed

Session materials from previous conferences can be reviewed at the Conference website.

The annual conference has consistently provided a unique educational and networking opportunity. Please let us know if you would like to present.

Help make the 9th Annual the best Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference to date!

 

Contact:

Conference Planning Team
800-452-8725 (in-state) / 207-624-4400
maineprepares@maine.gov