2023 KEMA Conference and PAVOAD Annual Meeting

PAVOAD will again be a partner in presenting the Keystone Emergency Management Association’s Annual Pennsylvania Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Conference (#KEMACon2023), which will be held at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona on October 15-17, 2023, with the theme: Meeting the Challenge of Tomorrow.”   We are happy to announce that registration is OPEN! The conference is designed to equip attendees with the essential tools and concepts necessary to navigate the dynamic landscape of disaster and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. The Annual Meeting and Banquet of PAVOAD will be held, as part of the Conference, on Sunday evening, October 15. Mr. Marcus Coleman, Director of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership will be the keynote speaker for the banquet. Learn more about Director Coleman.

What truly sets this conference apart is the remarkable breadth of educational sessions it offers. The conference boasts a diverse selection of topics and speakers, ensuring that participants can delve into new concepts and explore the latest advancements in emergency preparedness and homeland security. These captivating sessions will showcase the latest concepts, technologies, processes, and evidence-based practices in emergency management and homeland security. Whether you’re a seasoned professional seeking to stay updated or a newcomer looking to build a strong foundation, the sessions cater to all levels of expertise. By attending, you can expect to gain invaluable insights and skills to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to enhance your emergency management knowledge and network with industry professionals. To explore the breakout session details and learn about the 2023 Conference Faculty, we invite you to visit the website at http://KEMAConference.com/breakouts/.

The KEMA Conference Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Kelly McKinney. With an impressive background as the former Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Office of Emergency Management and Chief Disaster Officer for the American Red Cross in Greater New York, Mr. McKinney brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Currently serving as the Assistant Vice President of Emergency Management and Enterprise Resilience at NYU Langone Health in New York City, he is also a published author of the book “Moment of Truth: The Nature of Catastrophes and How to Prepare for Them.” You can explore his full biography at http://KEMAConference.com/keynote-speaker/.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration price of $100, available until June 15, 2023. Be sure to visit the conference website at http://KEMAConference.com to secure your spot.