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KEMA Conference

Call for presentations

2023 KEMA Conference

conference days: Sept. 13 - Sept. 15, 2023
Pre-conference: Sept. 12
kansas star event center, mulvane, ks

The 2023 Kansas Emergency Management Association’s annual training conference is scheduled in-person for September 13-15, 2023 at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane with pre-conference training on September 12.  

We are inviting anyone interested in speaking/sharing at the conference to submit proposals for presentations.  Presentation types could be general sessions, breakout sessions, panel discussions, etc.  Length of sessions are based on the topic.  All proposals will be reviewed by the KEMA Conference Committee.

From February 1 - March 15, KEMA is specifically inviting Kansas Emergency Managers or those involved in Emergency Management in Kansas to submit proposals for presentations.  These presentations would be  Tuesday, Sept. 12 (Pre-Con), Wednesday, Sept. 13, or Thursday, Sept. 14.

We are looking for proposals about local lessons learned, best practices, and other experiences, so we can learn from each other. Presentation length is flexible as we can put several shorter ones together for one session as needed.  

To submit: complete the online form below, attach the required materials, and submit. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  If you have more than one presentation to submit, submit the online form once and send additional session information to Kari Presley.

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2023.

Items required on the submission form:

  • Presentation title and description
  • Short bio (100 word maximum)
  • Publicity photo (jpg, 300 dpi)

Online Submission Form

Questions? Contact Kari Presley, KEMA Conference Planner.


Presentations are being solicited on all aspects of emergency management including, but not limited to:

  • Emergency Management during the pandemic
  • Preparing for Large Events
  • Weather-related Presentations
  • Lessons Learned from Events or Emergencies
  • Lessons Learned from Experienced EMs
  • Cybersecurity for EMs
  • Partnerships
  • How to Take Advantage of Grant Opportunities
  • Legal Liabilities for EMs
  • EM Training Sessions
  • Expanding Role of EMs in Resilience
  • Incident Management and Support
  • Wilderness Medicine/Response
  • Technology in EM (WebEOC, UAS, etc.)
  • IDSS Support for EM
  • Community Emergency Training
  • and more.
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