Kansas Emergency
Management Association

Upcoming KEMA Conference

2019 KEMA Conference

conference days: Sept. 11 - Sept. 13, 2019
Pre-conference: Sept. 10
topeka downtown Ramada hotel & Convention Center

Registration is open!  See complete details and find a registration link on our conference details page.

Keynote speakers announced

WEDNESDAY’S KEYNOTE:  “OSU Homecoming Vehicle Disaster”
Mr. Rob Hill, Director, Stillwater, OK, Emergency Management Agency, and President of the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association

During the Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade, a driver intentionally drove around barricades, law enforcement and focused on impacting a crowd of spectators and parade participants with her motor vehicle. The impact injured 54 persons, killed 4 and brought a community to its knees with the devastation from the driver’s decision to target a special event.

THURSDAY’S KEYNOTE:  “Las Vegas Shooting—Planning for a Mass Fatality/Causality Incident”
Mr. Scott Emerson, CEM, Founder and CEO, Granite Group Solutions, Las Vegas, NV.

On the night of October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. He killed 58 people and wounded 422, and the ensuing panic brought the injury total to 851. Paddock, a 64-year-old man from Mesquite, Nevada, fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.  The incident is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the history of the United States.  Scott is an expert on incident planning and is intimately familiar with the Las Vegas incident.  He is also an adjunct professor at UNLV.


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Conference Refund Policy

KEMA conference cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing to the KEMA Board Treasurer. Request may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the KEMA Board Treasurer.  Telephone requests will not be honored.

Full Refunds – More than 30 Days Notice- in order to receive a full refund, written requests must be received by the KEMA Board Treasurer no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the conference.

50% Refunds – Less than 30 Days Notice- Written requests for refunds  received by the KEMA Board Treasurer less than 30 days prior to the first day of the conference will be subject to a 50% refund.

No Refunds – Within 2 Weeks

No refunds will be granted for written requests received by the KEMA Board Treasurer within two weeks of the first day of the conference.

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