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Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to invite you to the upcoming NEMA 2019 Mid-Year Emergency Management Policy and Leadership Forum March 29-April 2 in Alexandria, Virginia.

I have been working with NEMA staff and committee chairs to ensure your time spent at the Mid-Year Forum is rewarding and full of important information.  Committee meetings will be focused on identified objectives, substantive, timely and interactive. Workshop topics include Lessons Learned from Recent Disaster Recovery, Risk & Resilience, Changing Technology & Risk Communications, and the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. We believe this will be our best forum to date and provide an opportunity to work together to continue to shape national emergency management policy and learn from our peers. We encourage maximum participation for the Forum.

Please remember that this is YOUR professional association, and it is only as effective as those who participate.

Thanks for all you do every day. 

Brad Richy, Director, Idaho Office of Emergency Management
NEMA 2018-2019 President


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First Alert Forts USA  
 One Concern

National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

Registration & Fees


Due to overwhelming response, the NEMA Mid-Year Forum is completely full and registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in Coeur D'Alene for the 2019 Annual Forum in October. Information on the forum will be available in July.

Don't know your registration category? We can help! Check out the table below. If you still need help, feel free to contact us!

Registration Categories and Costs
On-time registration January 14-March 8. After March 8 add $250. Registration closes forever on March 15.
NEMA Member Non-NEMA Member

State Member:
State emergency management director or state emergency management agency staff

$550 --

Persons representing for-profit entities

$700 $950

Organizational & Individual:
Federal agency staff, other state agency staff*, local emergency managers, non-profit organizations, and international governments, agencies, companies, individuals, and organizations (*Any state staff not employed by the state emergency management agency.)

$575 $750

Exhibitor Registration:
Limited registration for confirmed exhibit staff. Includes meals and events on March 31 and April 1 only. Email registrations requests to NEMA Headquarters.

$350 $600

Full time students. This registration includes day-time events only. Evening receptions are extra.

$100 $200



Logistical Information

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (703) 845-1010

If calling the hotel directly, please ask for the "NEMA Forum block" to receive this special discounted room rate.

$180 (single/double) per night plus tax and fees based upon availability.

This rate is only available until March 8, 2019 so book early! Reservations made after that date are subject to availability and current prevailing rates.

***ALERT - If you are contacted by a company trying to assist you with registration or hotel reservations or promising lower rates DO NOT give them your personal information. This is a scam.

Rooms are assigned at check-in. If the type of room you'd like (king, double, etc.) shows unavailable, please make a note under "special requests" to ensure you have a room reservation.

The discounted hotel rate will be available 3 days prior to and 3 days following the forum (based on availability).

The Washington, DC Metro Area is serviced by 2 major airports, Washington R
eagan International located approximately 7 miles from the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center and Dulles International Airport, located approximately 20 miles southeast of the Hilton. Most major carriers service both airports.

The Alexandria Hilton offers complimentary shuttle service to Washington Reagan National Airport. Complimentary shuttle service is also available to area restaurants, Old Town Alexandria and the Pentagon City Metro stop. Please call the hotel for pick up/drop off locations and times. Cabs, public transportation, Uber and Lyft are also readily available.

The dress code for NEMA Forum committee meetings and workshops is business casual. Business attire is appropriate for the General Session and President's Reception.

We care about your safety! When registering, you'll need to present your state or federally issued photo identification to verify your identity and wear your name badge at all events (including receptions).

For more information on the Washington DC Area area please go to Visit DC or Visit Alexandria.





Forum Sponsorship

Becoming a NEMA Mid-Year Forum Sponsor means achieving significant return on investment. We'll put you face to face with the decision makers and support you through every step of the forum experience. Want to generate awareness and get in front of the decision makers?

Choose the sponsorship opportunity that fits your marketing strategy.

⇒⇒Already a Sponsor or Exhibitor?

Here is What You Need to Know!


Important Notices


  • Please reserve only the number of hotel rooms to accommodate confirmed forum attendees. Past forums have seen the room block fill very early, necessitating an overflow hotel be contracted, only to see large numbers of cancellations at the original hotel just prior to the forum. This makes NEMA vulnerable to fees for not meeting the room block and inconveniences other forum attendees who are forced to stay at different hotels. Your cooperation in this is appreciated. Payment in full prior to the forum is required. Credentials and forum materials will not be assigned to those with outstanding fees.

  • Cancellations received in writing prior to March 8, 2019 will receive a refund less a $250 administration charge.

  • Registration fees for cancellations received after March 8, 2019 will not be refunded.

  • Registrations are transferable.

  • You will be given a confirmation number at the end of your registration that serves as your proof of registration. If you do not receive a confirmation number, please contact NEMA as you will *NOT* be registered for the conference.

  • Submitting your registration and payment constitutes an agreement on your part to accept the Registration Terms, Conditions and Code of Conduct.


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