Kansas Emergency
Management Association

Upcoming KEMA Conference

2021 KEMA Conference
learning from the past, to prepare for the future

conference days: Sept. 15 - Sept. 17, 2021
Pre-conference: Sept. 14
kansas star event center, mulvane, ks

The 2021 Kansas Emergency Management Association’s annual training conference is scheduled in-person for September 15-17, 2021 at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane with pre-conference training on September 14.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear dynamic speakers, learn valuable/ current information, and network with peers in the emergency management field.

Notes about this event:

  • Guests who are fully vaccinated under CDC guidelines will not be required to wear a mask while on property but may continue to wear a mask if desired.  Unvaccinated guests are still asked to wear a mask.  
  • The social distancing restrictions have been lifted, so we are now able to host this event as usual! 

Please plan on attending this important event. We hope to see you there.


Download the 2021 KEMA Conference brochure here

The brochure has details on the conference hotel, an agenda, pre-conference workshops, session descriptions, speaker bios and more!

Online Conference Registration

  • 09/14/2021 10:00 AM
    Kansas Star Event Center, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KS 67110

Conference Rates

To receive the earlybird rates, you must register and pay by August 31, 2021

  • KEMA Member Full Conference Pass: $250 / $300 (after Aug. 31)
  • Non-member Full Conference Pass: $400 / $450 (after Aug. 31)
  • 1 day pass (Wed. or Thur.): $175
  • Friday Pass: $125
  • 2 day pass - Wed. & Thur. Pass or Thur. & Fri. Pass: $250
  • Additional Awards Banquet Ticket: $35

Registration Instructions

Please note: The member rate for the 2021 KEMA Conference is a benefit of the 2020-2021 membership year.  In order to see the member price, you must login to the website before you register.

If you have recently purchased a current year membership and your registration options do not reflect the member rate, please check back later as it may take us a few days to update this information in the member database. If you would like to purchase a 2020-2021 membership at this time or would like to renew your membership for the 2021-2022 year, please visit the KEMA membership page to start that process.  You can join online or login to your member profile to renew your membership.  Any membership questions can be directed to Keri Korthals, KEMA Secretary, at kkorthals@ButlerEMA.org or 316-733-9796.

You can also renew your membership with your conference registration!

Online payments are accepted with a convenience fee or you can mail your payments to KEMA using the address on the invoice that is automatically emailed to you.  

A Member and Non-member Full Conference Pass includes an Awards Banquet Ticket with each pass. If you're purchasing a Full Conference Pass and intend on attending the Awards Banquet, please indicate this by checking the banquet ticket option when registering. Additional banquet tickets may be purchased for Guests, and for One or Two day Passes. 

When registering, you'll have the opportunity to tentatively select a breakout session.  You, of course, have the freedom to attend any breakout session you choose while attending the conference.  The selection of a breakout session during on-line registration, provides the planners with some idea of the level of attendee interest, and helps guide in the selection of the appropriate room based on estimated attendance. 

To register more than one person, fill out the registration form and click on "add guest" at the bottom.  Then fill in their information as well.  You can add multiple guests to a registration and receive one invoice for everyone. 


For vendor information, please visit our exhibitor page or contact Mary Napier, Conference Planner at mary@napiercommunications.com or 785-783-5494.

Registration Times

Register online to save time at the conference and save money on the registration fees. 

If you need to register on-site, stop the the registration and Information area in the Meeting Room Foyer.  We will accept payments on-site for walk-ins and others who prefer to pay in person, but the earlybird rates will not apply.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

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.

Hotel Reservations

The host hotel is the Hampton Inn & Suites.  The reservations deadline is August 23. See our hotel page for complete details.

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