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Welcome to the 2017 AEMA Stakeholder Summit registration system. Special thanks to Currie Communications for submitting the successful bid to create our 2017 registration platform. Some helpful information before you register.

  • The Chateau Lacombe Hotel is pleased to offer Summit delegates a preferred room rate.  You can book at the Chateau Lacombe here.
  • The Delta Centre Suite Hotel is also pleased to offer delegates a preferred rate.  You can book at the Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites here.
  • In the spirit of inclusivity and accessibility, we have included the option for Summit attendees to self-identify accommodation requests to make your experience at the Summit as positive as possible.
  • As you make your breakout selections you may want to open the Summit agenda and session descriptions on a second screen (there is a link available in the registration system to allow for this). This will make your session selection process as seamless as possible.

For questions, concerns or comments please contact:

  • Currie Communications for questions relating to registration process or platform
    Phone: 780-413-9570
    Email: patricia@curriecom.com
  • Stakeholder Relations for questions relating to Summit agenda and venue
    Phone: 780-644-3253
    Email: aema.stakeholders@gov.ab.ca

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
0730 – 0830 Hot Breakfast and Registration
0830 – 0840 Welcome and Announcements (MC)
0840 – 0930 AEMA Managing Director Remarks: 2017: Year in Review
0930 – 0940 Break
0940 – 1040 Keynote Presentation 1: Why Some Homes Survived: Learning from the Fort McMurray Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Disaster, Alan Westhaver, Owner, ForestWise Environmental Consulting Ltd.
1040 – 1100 Break
1100 – 1200 Breakouts Workshops
Centennial Room Strathcona Room Devonian Room Ballroom
Breakout Session 1A

Preserving life, property and economy: the resilience of critical infrastructure

Alexander (Alec) Hay, Southern Harbour

Breakout Session 1B

Trauma on the Front Line:  PTSD in Emergency Personnel

Dr. Megan McElheran, WGM Psychological Services

Workshop 1A

EM Training and Education: Mapping The Future

AEMA Learning Design

Workshop 1B

Update briefings on Provincial Operations Evacuation Framework and Re-Entry Guide

Dan Howlader, AEMA
Jane Miller, AEMA

1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1400 Breakouts Workshops
Centennial Room Strathcona Room Devonian Room Ballroom
Breakout Session 2A

Alberta Emergency Resource Portal

Shell Clarke, Mutual Aid Alberta

Breakout Session 2B

Sprinkler Protection Units and the Alberta FireSmart Program

Tom Harnos, Office of the Fire Commissioner
Laura Stewart, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Workshop 1A continued

EM Training and Education: Mapping The Future

AEMA Learning Design

Workshop 1B continued

Update briefings on Provincial Operations Evacuation Framework and Re-Entry Guide

Dan Howlader, AEMA
Jane Miller, AEMA

 

1400 – 1420 Break
1420 – 1520 Breakouts Workshops
Centennial Room Strathcona Room Devonian Room Ballroom
Breakout Session 3A

Thinking Outside the Box:  “Finding new ways to meet the needs of your community within the reality of a budget”

David Ives, North West Fire Rescue & Training

 

Breakout Session 3B

You can learn just about everything about emergencies from raising kids

Andrew Renfree, AEMA

 

 

Workshop 2A

Regional EOC Support Teams

Bob Ford, AEMA
Glen Zilkalns, AEMA

 

Workshop 2B

The Future Emergency Management Framework

Shane Schreiber, AEMA

 

 

1520 – 1530 Move to Ballroom
1530 – 1630 Plenary Presentation 1: Future Challenges for Emergency Management, Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight, Conference Board of Canada
1630 – 1645 2017 AEMA Achievement Awards Ceremony
1645 – 1900 Reception (networking with exhibitors – appetizers provided. Cash bar available)

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
0730 – 0830 Hot Breakfast and Registration
0830 – 0840 Welcoming Remarks
0840 – 0950 Keynote Presentation 2: Natural Catastrophes: collaboration on preparedness, response and mitigation, Bill Adams, Vice President, Western Region, Insurance Bureau of Canada
0950 – 1020 Break
1020 – 1130 Plenary Presentation 2: Hard Truths: Communicating while recovering from the 2016 Horse River Wildfire, Jordan Redshaw, Communications Manager, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
1130 – 1300 Lunch, Door Prizes
1300 – 1400 Breakouts Workshops
Strathcona Room Devonian Room Centennial Room Ballroom
Breakout Session 4A

Effectively managing active assailant events: a collaboration between emergency management and policing agencies

Tabitha Beaton, Calgary Emergency Management Agency and Katherine Severson, Calgary Police Services

 

Breakout Session 4B

Ensuring Communications When Disaster Strikes

Michael Galin, Telus
Ramon Zulueta, Telus

 

 

Workshop 3A

NGO Panel on Emergency Management

TBC

Workshop 3B

EOC Simulation Exercise: Exercise Samara

Adam Conway and Linda Hui, University of Alberta

 

1400 – 1415 Break
1415 – 1515 Breakouts Workshops
Strathcona Room Devonian Room Centennial Room Ballroom
Breakout Session 5A

Examining Resilience and How to Apply it in Risk Management

Charles Bowerman, Calgary Emergency Management Agency

Breakout Session 5B

A Blueprint for Success in Emergency and Continuity Management

John Yamniuk, Canadian Standards Association

 

Workshop 3A continued

NGO Panel on Emergency Management

TBC

Workshop 3B continued

EOC Simulation Exercise: Exercise Samara

Adam Conway, University of Alberta
Linda Hui, University of Alberta

1515 – 1520 Move to Ballroom
1520 – 1615 Closing Plenary/Remarks: Shane Schreiber

 

NEW THIS YEAR!

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Alberta Region will be offering their Certified Emergency Manager Prep Course and Exam on December 4th, 2017.  Please note: the pre-summit workshop does not include summit registration. 

For further information about the Pre-Summit Workshop click here, or to register click here.

Choose your registration type

Choose your registration type and click enter now to proceed to agenda selection page.  Payment is be completed at the end of the registration process.

If you are registering as a sponsor, you will complete 1 registration, upon completion of the first registration you will receive a code for the remaining complimentary registrations that come with your sponsorship package.

If you are interested in sponsorship, please check out our sponsor application form on our website.

  • Conference Registration
    December 5, 2017 - December 6, 2017
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location

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Venue Phone: (780) 426-3636

Venue Website:

Address:
10135 100 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 0N7

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