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More than 1,400 emergency managers gathering in Reno


eventINTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGERS NEWS RELEASE – More than 1,400 emergency managers from around the United States and the world have gathered in Reno, to attend the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 61st Annual Conference & EMEX 2013, now until October 30, at the Silver Legacy Hotel and Reno Events Center. The conference theme is Emergency Management in a Changing World. IAEM’s EMEX Exhibit brings together homeland security and disaster preparedness suppliers. More than 140 suppliers will exhibit the latest technologies available to local emergency managers.

This IAEM flagship event draws members of the largest professional organization for emergency managers and homeland security officials to help leaders prepare for disasters that could strike their communities. The conference sessions are designed to provide a forum for current trends and hot topics, as well as tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security.

Featured speakers include: Dr. Rocco Casagrade, who has led several projects related to weapons of mass destruction and science policy; Thomas E. Drabek, professor emeritus of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver. Earlier this year, the second edition of his latest book, The Human Side of Disaster, was released; Brian Fagan, a former Guggenheim Fellow, specializes in communicating archaeology and the past to general audiences; Eric Klinenberg is one of America’s leading voices – a social scientist whose work examines cities, culture, media and politics; and, Dennis S. Mileti, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is the author of many publications most of which discuss societal aspects of hazards and disasters, including his book, Disasters by Design.

The Annual Conference will feature more than 60 breakout presentations from issue experts.

The conference schedule is available on the IAEM website at www.iaem.com/Conference.
The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 5,000 members in 78 countries, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. IAEM provides: access to the largest network of emergency management experts who can provide advice and assistance; the Certified Emergency Manager® program; annual scholarships; a comprehensive monthly newsletter; and more. Learn about the work of IAEM at www.iaem.com.

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