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Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop

FEMA is hosting the 2020 Annual Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop from March 23 to 26, 2020.

This year's Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop will focus on how our partners are working together to build a resilient future. The workshop will include interactive activities, discussions, field trips to see mitigation projects in action, and an expo to showcase FEMA's partnerships with other federal agencies. The workshop is also an opportunity to network and learn about resilient mitigation activities taking place across the nation. This event will bring together a diverse group of hazard mitigation professionals, NFIP coordinators, floodplain managers, and other subject matter experts to learn about mitigation and discover new innovative approaches to resilience.

The workshop will be four days of keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, and breakout session presentations where participants will share innovative approaches, develop new partnerships, and identify new opportunities to promote resilient hazard mitigation.

Participation is by invitation only – FEMA must accept your registration in order for you to attend the workshop.

Location:

National Emergency Management Institute - Emmitsburg, Maryland

Announcements:

Registration through Eventbrite opens December 16, 2019 and will close on January 17, 2020.

Registration

Registration to the workshop is by FEMA-invitation only.  Your registration must be accepted by FEMA for you to attend.

HMA Attendees:

Registration for the workshop opens on Monday, December 16, 2019 and will close on Friday, January 17, 2020.  The intended workshop audience is state, territory, and tribal partners as well as representatives from FEMA's staff.  For this year, FEMA extends the invitation to two representatives from each State Hazard Mitigation Office and one National Flood Insurance Program representative from each state and territory.  Tribal members will be invited through the FEMA Tribal Liaison office.

Once attendee selections are made, FEMA will send workshop acceptance confirmation emails on or before February 3, 2020 with details on how to make travel arrangements.  Do not make any travel arrangements until you receive an email confirming your acceptance at the workshop.

You must complete two steps to register for the Hazard Mitigation workshop as a meeting attendee or presenter.

  • Step 1 - Fill out the online EventBrite registration form sent to you by FEMA. If you are accepted you will be notified via email. After receiving this email proceed to Step 2;

  • Step 2 – If you register to attend the full four days of the workshop you will be provided information on how to complete the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Online Application (formerly the Form 119).

Once your NETC Online Application has been processed you will be notified and provided a Welcome Packet from the Emergency Management Institute.

Attendees are expected to attend the entire four days of the workshop.  Travel days are Sunday, March 22, 2020, and Friday, March 27, 2020.  If your arrival or departure dates need to be adjusted, please send an email to the workshop inbox at FEMA-2020HMworkshop@fema.dhs.gov.

Housing accomodations will be provided at EMI. If staying at EMI, sleeping room check-in time is 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22nd.  Please do not arrive before 2 p.m. You will not be permitted entrance onto the campus if you arrive to this time.

 

State NFIP Coordinator Attendees:

One staff member from each State NFIP Coordinator’s Office is automatically accepted to the HM Workshop, whether you are a presenter or not.  Participation expenses should be paid for by your CAP-SSSE grant.  If the State NFIP Coordinator is not the person attending, please notify Julie.Grauer@fema.dhs.gov, National CAP-SSSE Coordinator, of the name of the person attending for the State NFIP Coordinator’s Office.  Complete the following steps to register:

  • Step 1 - Fill out the online EventBrite registration form sent to you by FEMA.
  • Step 2 - Upon selection for attendance you will be provided information on how to complete the NETC Online Application (formerly the Form 119)
  • Step 3 - Once your NETC Online Application has been processed you will be notified and provided a Welcome Packet from EMI.  If you don’t receive this by February 3, 2020, contact your FEMA Regional CAP Coordinator or Julie Grauer.

Presenters

All presenters have been notified of the abstract selections. If you have not received an email notification about the status of your abstract please reach out to the Workshop Team at FEMA-2020HMWorkshop@fema.dhs.gov.

All presentations should be completed and emailed to FEMA-2020HMWorkshop@fema.dhs.gov no later than COB Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Presenters will not be permitted to access presentations via email or thumb drive once arriving at EMI.

How to Register for the Workshop 

As a presenter you will follow the same registration process as an attendee. However, presenters may attend solely the day they are scheduled to present, if local to the Washington DC metro area. Presenters should attend the entire workshop if not local to the Washington DC metro area.  If you are a presenter traveling from outside the DC metro area and are not planning on attending the entire workshop, travel expenses may not be covered by FEMA and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts has closed.

All presenters have been notified of the abstract selections. If you have not received an email notification about the status of your abstract please reach out to the Workshop Team at FEMA-2020HMWorkshop@fema.dhs.gov.

 

 

Last Updated: 
01/10/2020 - 09:24