Kansas Emergency
Management Association

KEMA offers networking opportunities among local emergency managers as well as opportunities to interact with state and national emergency management professionals and other affiliated individuals, governmental agencies and interested private groups.

Partner organizations include many federal agencies as well as private industry groups such as the Partnership for Emergency Planning.

Download the KEMA brochure here.

2021 KEMA Conference - Attendee registration open!

Registration is now open for the in-person 2021 KEMA Conference -  Sept. 14-17, 2021 at the Kansas Star Event Center, Mulvane, KS. Find more details at the links below or on the pages under the conference heading above.

Updates about this event (as of 8/16/21):

  • After recent discussions, the KEMA Board has voted to continue with plans to host the KEMA Conference in-person in 2021.
  • The goal is to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all during the 2021 KEMA Conference, so the board highly recommends masks for activities indoors and distancing as much as possible.  
  • For 2021, we already had plans in place to distance chairs in the meeting room, and we are only providing one session at a time to eliminate small rooms and crowding.  We will continue with these plans.
  • The Board has also voted to suspend the current refund policy. As of 8/16, KEMA will allow for full refunds until August 31, which is also the earlybird deadline for registration.  After August 31, the normal refund policy will be in place requiring that requests must be submitted in writing to the KEMA Board for review. If you need assistance with a cancellation or refund, please contact Mary Napier, KEMA event planner.
  • To receive the earlybird rate, you must register and pay by August 31.  If you don't pay by that date, the late fees will apply for on-site payments or registrations.
  • The hotel cutoff was extended to August 31 to allow you more time to decide if you can attend.
  • KEMA reserves the right to substitute speakers if needed before the event or allow them to present virtually if another option isn't available.

2021 Conference - Exhibitor Registration Open

Exhibitor registration for the 2021 KEMA Conference is now open!  Check out our exhibitor page for complete details, an exhibitor packet and diagram, and the online registration link.  

2021/2022 KEMA Ballot

KEMA Members - the 2021/2022 KEMA Election Ballot is now open for voting and will close at midnight on September 9, 2021.

Please cast your vote here.

IAEM Conference Registration Open


  • October 15-22, 2021*, IAEM-USA 69th Annual Conference & EMEX Exhibit in Grand Rapids, MI, USA (in-person)
  • November 11-18, 2022*, IAEM-USA 70th Annual Conference & EMEX Exhibit in Savannah, GA, USA

*The core program days are Mon. – Wed., with additional pre-conference options Fri. – Sun and post-conference options Thurs. and Fri.

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KEMA was formed in 1977 and is a network of leaders dedicated to providing excellence in emergency management and homeland security for Kansas. KEMA is committed to promoting excellence through professionalism, fostering communication and cooperation through teamwork, soliciting input and active participation through responsiveness, and advocating for progressive growth through leadership. 

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