Disaster Management Conference 2020, January 22 – 24, 2020
Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Statement of Purpose for the Disaster Management Conference (DMC):
To further increase the level of emergency preparedness in Manitoba and promote the principles of disaster management planning and public awareness by:
Conference Background Information:
Participants have the opportunity to network and develop strategic relationships with disaster coordinators and managers from like communities. The conference continues to address the issue of how interests and challenges in emergency planning often differ between communities in terms of population size, geography and community-specific hazards and culture.
Conference participants will include:
If you have some knowledge to share with Manitoba delegates within disaster management fields mentioned above, please submit your abstract today. Or if you know of someone who might be interested in presenting, please pass on.
Should contain no more than 150 words, including presentation title, learning objectives and must be commercial free. (See page 3)
Where applicable, presentations should address:
Relevant to delegates largely from Manitoba
Issues that affect a particular aspect of disaster management
Lessons learned and not learned
Solutions both proven and potential to the issues faced
Keynote sessions: 1-hour address all attendees and should have a broad appeal
Breakout sessions: 1 hour of a more in-depth nature and allow time for Q&A within the 1-hour timeframe.
Workshop sessions: are more group participative and interactive with a 2.5-hour block of time allotted.
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019
Submissions to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title “DMC 2020 Speaker Session Proposal.”
The DMC Committee will review all presentations on July 9, 2019 – selection will be based on the following criteria:
Topic & relevance to the delegate base
Focus on future trends, lessons, tools and recommended solutions to problems
Concise statement of the benefits of your presentation to attendees
Speaker’s expertise, knowledge and ability to challenge delegates
Presentation experience of speaker (you may wish to list references to be contacted)
Absence of commercial sales content for services or products
All submitters will be notified by email by July 30, 2019. Please note that reviewer comments will not be supplied to proposal submitters.
Confirmed speakers will be required to provide the following additional information for inclusion on the conference website and brochure:
Biography: Limited to 75 words, including the speaker’s title for use in the program.
Photo 1.5 x 1.5 in jpeg format, high resolution 300dpi
Final presentations must be submitted by December 2, 2019, in PowerPoint or MS Word format (for DCM Committee review purposes only; presentations will NOT be posted)
Speaker Terms and Conditions:
By submitting a session abstract, submitters grant the DMC Committee permission to reproduce and distribute materials, and post pictures taken during the conference on the DMC website.
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