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 New perspectives for emergency managers

PrepTalks are given by subject-matter experts and thought leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now and over the next 20 years.

Each PrepTalk release includes a video of the presentation and the question-and-answer (Q&A) session, a discussion guide to support local action, and additional resources. PrepTalks Discussion Guides are companion documents to the PrepTalk videos. When used together, these guides help translate the research and expertise showcased in each presentation into action steps to improve disaster preparedness. PrepTalk videos from the symposium will be rolled out every three weeks. 

September 2019 PrepTalks Symposium
Our latest PrepTalks Symposium was held on September 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Our speaker biographies and additional details are in the September 2019 PrepTalks Program.


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PrepTalks Partners

PrepTalks are a partnership of the emergency management community:

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09/24/2019 - 10:30