Partners in Emergency Preparedness solicits presentation submissions for annual conference

Partners in Emergency Preparedness will hold its annual conference on April 22-24 in Tacoma, Wash., and is soliciting presentations in support of successful emergency preparedness activities.

The conference is the largest emergency preparedness conference in the Pacific Northwest and has been held every spring for more than 15 years. Organizers invite non-profit organizations, public agencies, business and industry, military, healthcare and schools to attend.

Presentations that approach emergency management from a focus of lessons learned, best practices, participant interaction, first-hand experience and fostering partnerships are encouraged. Other topics of interest include case studies, business disaster preparedness, contingency planning, climate change, applications for new technology, professional and continuing education and school preparedness.

Presentations are typically 75 minutes long and some double-sessions may be available.

The 2013 conference had more than 600 attendees, including emergency managers, state and local officials, military reserve and National Guard, industry representatives, and volunteer agencies.

Presentation submissions must be made online. In an effort to keep registration costs low to serve the widest range possible, selected presenters do not typically receive paid travel expenses or receive an honorarium

Presentations on the agenda include topics such as building and maintaining a volunteer program, child abduction response teams, working with the disability community and the evolution of social media during disasters.

Partners in Emergency Preparedness is a non-profit organization that works to provide the highest quality conference possible at an affordable rate.