Breakout Sessions

Discover Best-Practices and Make Connections

The 2021 Emergency Management Stakeholder Summit features a vast array of fascinating breakout sessions.

Topics range from severe weather trends to mental health for emergency managers to developing hazard identification and risk assessment procedures.

Don't miss the ICEbreaker Networking Sessions, which provide an opportunity for you to expand your professional network. Additionally, after the official event, the iAEM will be holding Coffee and Crisis with Colleagues at 1 p.m. on March 23 and their Alberta Region Annual General Meeting at 1 p.m. on March 24. 

Each conference attendee will have access to 6 different breakout sessions, with over 25 session options. Register now to attend.

2021 EMSS Breakout Sessions

Day 1 - March 23

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • An Ethos that Precedes Us: Cultivating Professional Culture and Identity Among Emergency Managers- Josh Morin
  • Severe Weather Trends in Alberta: What does 2021 have in store for us? – Rob De Pruis
  • Vaccinating a Nation: Risk Communication & Reality – Shawna Bruce
  • Disaster Pets: Coordination & Communication in Disaster Animal Response – Michelle Verville
  • Distributed Electricity Generation and its Potential to Alleviate Unplanned Power Outages – Jeanie Chin

10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

  • ICEbreaker Networking Session  – During an Emergency Event, the Most Valuable Asset is Time! - Trident Pumps
  • RespondLocal: Simulation - Natasha Friedus
  • Canadian Hazard and Risk Information System (CHaRIS) – Christine Maligec & Dave Blaine
  • Crisis of Coordination: Facing up to the crisis of pandemic response – Gary Campbell
  • Compromised Conscience: Towards Managing Moral Injuries in Emergency Reponse and Public Safety Personnel - Dr. Liana Lentz & Dr. Lorraine Smith-MacDonald

11:25 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

  • Development of a Provincial Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment – Craig Mahovsky
  • Anticipation in Emergency Management: Shifting from Crisis Response to Shaping Future Resilience – Donna Dupont
  • 8 Steps to Changing the Channel - Darwin Durnie & Michelle Tetrault
  • The Virtual World of Emergency Management – Bruno Cornejo
  • CEM.AEM Orientation - Shannan Saunders

Post-event - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • iAEM Networking and Mentorship Opportunity: Coffee and Crisis with Colleagues

Day 2 - March 24

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Learning in the Time of COVID - Tracy Blaine, Jason Greidanus & Patricia Podoborozny
  • No Duff, No Duff, No Duff - Wait a minute! What does that mean? – Kenton Friesen
  • Role of Social Workers in Emergency Management - Bonnie Lewin & Julie Drolet
  • The Great ICS Debate - Grayson Cockett & Dr. Josh Bezanson
  • Evacuation in the Time of COVID – Scott Davis

10:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

  • Understanding Recovery Operations - Kevin Taron
  • The Disaster Savings Program - Michael Juarez
  • Ensuring Psychological Safety in the EOC; The Role of the Safety Officer - Kristen Deuzeman
  • GBA+ and an Intersectional Approach to Disaster Management - Alex Valoroso

11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

  • ICEbreaker Networking Session - Tarin Resources
  • An Introduction to Family Liaison Officer Role in Emergency Response – Moose Mutlow
  • Re-establishing the Profession of Emergency Management in Canada – Simon Wells
  • PESS and ESSNA Innovations - Reg Fountain & Tara Gilchrist
  • Remotely Piloted Aircrafts in Environmental Emergencies; Program Successes and Challenges - Martin Bundred & Micheal Merrills

Post-event - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • iAEM Alberta Region Annual General Meeting
Mar. 23, 2021 – Mar. 24 Event

2021 Emergency Management Stakeholder Summit

NAIT’s Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management is proud to host the 2021 Emergency Management Stakeholder Summit.

  • 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Virtual

Keynote Speakers 2021

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Plenary Speakers 2021

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