Topics and Presenters Sought for Preparedness Conference

November 5, 2019

Maine Emergency Management Agency seeks presentation proposals for the 12th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference to be held Monday May 18, 2020 at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine.

Presentations are provided during breakout sessions, which 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 sessions have been those that draw on real-world experiences. Other popular sessions take a concept and describe how the audience can implement the concept.

The Conference is part of the "Maine Prepares" initiative, which focuses on building emergency preparedness across a wide range of audiences. Sessions are generally split into targeted "tracks" so that attendees can easily identify the sessions relevant to their role or interest. The overall theme for this conference will be "When Disaster Strikes, We Are All Connected". There will be various tracks for Emergency Management topics that are of interest. There will be additional tracks dedicated to HazMat, Public Health and EMS.

Who should attend?

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

  • Emergency Management

  • Schools, from preschool to university

  • Business / Non-Profit Organizations

  • Public Safety and HazMat Responders

  • Healthcare

  • Interested members of the public (individuals and families)

Guidelines for Topic Proposals

  • 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 may be distributed or displayed.

The annual conference has consistently provided a unique educational and networking opportunity. Please let us know if you would like to present by filling out the form on our conference webpage: or by contacting the conference organizers by email at

Help make the 12th Annual the best Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference to date!



Conference Planning Team
207-624-4400 or 800-452-8725 (in-state)