The goal of the NH Emergency Preparedness Conference is to offer a program that provides NH’s emergency planners and responders with the opportunity to:
Now in its 15th year, attendance at the NH Emergency Preparedness Conference has grown to more than 800 participants and 50 exhibitors. The event provides excellent opportunities for training and networking with local experts and practitioners from:
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
This year’s NH Emergency Preparedness Conference planning committee invites professionals and volunteers working in any aspect of emergency preparedness and response to showcase and share their model practices, planning and response tools, improvements from lessons learned, and resources (planning, information systems, trainings, etc.) that advance emergency preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.
The NH Emergency Preparedness Conference is an annual event that brings together emergency responders from across our state to explore a wide spectrum of emergency management topics using an all hazards approach.
NEED TO KNOW
Deadline for Submissions: February 19, 2019 by close of business
All Submissions must be submitted electronically via the online submission system only.
Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation email within 5 business days. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 business days please call Lori Walter at 603.573.3306
All submitters will be notified of decision by email on or before March 8, 2019.
Download an MS Word "Submission Preparation Form" to gather all session data before proceeding to the online submission form. You cannot save and go back into the online form once you begin your submission. Use the preparation form to copy and paste the information into the online form.
READY TO SUBMIT?
Click the button below to begin your submission. You will be taken to an external site.
The Conference Planning Committee has identified some key priorities for the educational content at the event. Ideally sessions will align with one of these topic areas, however the committee welcomes all topic submissions.
Planning and Response
Managing complex incidents
Emergency management roles (for example, EMS, municipal officials)
Responder behavioral health
Recruiting and engaging volunteers
Conference & Presentation Format
Presentations should focus on sharing model practices, tools, resources, and lessons learned that advance emergency preparedness and response.
The conference will be a full day from 8:15-4:45 (subject to change), with multiple blocks of one-hour and fifteen minute concurrent sessions, and breaks to allow time for exhibits and poster presentations throughout the day.
There are essentially three types of session formats:
The sessions will be assigned a time at a later date. If an applicant has time restrictions during the day of the conference (e.g., the presenter is only available in the morning or the afternoon) please indicate this information in Other Information section of the application.
Preparing a Successful Proposal
You may find it helpful to download a blank presentation preparation form (linked to the form) and use it to draft your proposal. Save the form to your computer, and transfer (i.e. cut and paste) the information to the online submission system.
The submission form will ask for the following:
The presentation description must identify how the material being presented relates to event’s goal, audience, and selected tracks.
The session description must provide enough detail for reviewers to fully understand what the session will entail.
The shortened description will be used to promote sessions on the website and in the printed event program, so it must accurately describe the intent of the session.
You will be asked to identify the session level as one of the following:
You will also be asked to identify the intended audience(s) that the session will be geared toward. Please refer to the list above.
The Conference Committee will review all presentations - selection will be based on the following criteria:
Compensation is not provided to session presenters.
For further information about this conference or the submission process, please email EPConference@jsi.com.
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