The NEMA Webinar Series Presents - Emergency Management Virtual Learning Lab

In 2021, the month of March will be known for two epic events. The NCAA College basketball tournament known as "March Madness" and The NEMA Webinar Series Presents: Emergency Management Virtual Learning Lab

NEMA will host a webinar series to include two webinars and one social event each week for the month of March on topics chosen by NEMA Associate Member Sponsors. Sponsors will choose the topic, speakers and facilitate the webinar from the NEMA Zoom platform. Following the webinar, sponsors may host a Q&A session or a facilitated discussion about the webinar topic in a breakout room.

The webinars will be at 2:00 pm eastern time, 45 minutes in length, followed by 45 minutes for the breakouts. Sponsors of the Thursday webinar will have the additional benefit of a 1 hour social hour at 7:00 pm eastern time. We encourage those hosting social hours to do something fun similar to the evening social events held during the NEMA Summit last fall. Cooking demo, cocktail making and trivia were so fun and we could all use a little more fun these days!


Registration for the The NEMA Webinar Series Presents - Emergency Management Virtual Learning Lab will open February 2, 2021.

$3,000 Learning Sponsor

Company logo on NEMA messaging and website, Sponsor chosen topic and speakers, NEMA provided private Zoom breakout room for Q&A or facilitated discussion following sponsored webinar, Pre-registration list, Post-webinar participant list for sponsored webinar, Webinar posted to members area of the website. If attendance for the webinar is high, an additional breakout room may be assigned to allow for more active audience participation.

$5,500 Learn & Lounge Sponsor

All of the benefits of the Learning Sponsor, plus a one hour Networking Lounge on the day of your webinar, additional opportunity for exclusive recognition, post-social hour participant list.

Due to limited availability, sponsorships will sell out very quickly. Availability, date and topic selection will be posted to the NEMA website and updated often; however, sponsorships may sell out without notice. Sponsorships are available to NEMA members only.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

A one paragraph topic description or outline must be submitted with the sponsor application and is subject to approval. Sponsors will be notified within one business day of topic approval. If a topic has been previously submitted by another sponsor, the option to choose a different topic will be given without losing desired date. A full webinar description, speaker list, bios and photos is required by January 27.  If you have questions please contact Karen.

Sponsor Application (PDF document) - Please email completed application and webinar brief to Karen. Applications and webinar topics will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Webinar schedule:

Tuesday, March 2 - Hosted by AECOM
2-2:15 pm        NEMA introduction and kickoff
2:15-3 pm        Sponsor content beginning at 2:15
3-3:45 pm        Q&A and informational breakouts

Thursday, March 4
2-2:45 pm        Sponsor Topic
2:45-3:30 pm   Q&A and informational breakouts
7-8 pm             Networking Lounge - Sponsor

Tuesday, March 9
2-2:45 pm        Sponsor Topic
2:45-3:30 pm   Q&A and informational breakouts

Thursday, March 11
2-2:45 pm        Sponsor Topic
2:45-3:30 pm   Q&A and informational breakouts
7-8 pm             Networking Lounge - Sponsor

Tuesday, March 16
2-2:45 pm        Sponsor Topic
2:45-3:30 pm   Q&A and informational breakouts

Thursday, March 18
2-2:45 pm        Sponsor Topic
2:45-3:30 pm   Q&A and informational breakouts
7-8 pm             Networking Lounge - Sponsor

Tuesday, March 23 - Hosted by Buffalo Computer Graphics
2-2:45 pm        Sponsor Topic
2:45-3:30 pm   Q&A and informational breakouts

Thursday, March 25 - Hosted by Firstnet Built with AT&T
2-2:15 pm        NEMA Wrap up
2:15-3 pm        Sponsor Topic
3-3:45 pm        Q&A and informational breakouts
7-8 pm             Networking Lounge - Sponsor

*All times listed are eastern. Sponsors and topics will be added to the schedule as they are finalized.


Registration for the Emergency Management Learning Lab webinar series will open in early February and, thanks to our generous sponsors, all 12 sessions will be complimentary to NEMA members. Non-members will be charged a registration fee of $99.

Webinar Topics & Breakout Sessions

The webinars are to be educational, timely and of broad interest to the field of emergency management. This is not an opportunity to highlight an organizations products and/or services. Some of the most successful workshops we have seen at past NEMA events are lessons learned panels with multiple states, organizations and experiences. Such panels show the complexity and dimension of issues and offer a variety of preparedness, response and recovery strategies that others can learn from and use. The ongoing issues surrounding COVID-19 and vaccine distribution require new strategies and resilience efforts will be tested as never before. During challenging times, learning from each other’s successes and challenges makes us all better. Beyond COVID, what should emergency management look like moving forward to deal with increasingly complex challenges?

Webinar topics submitted to NEMA for approval. Exact title is not necessary with the signed application however a one paragraph description must accompany the signed application. The sponsor will be notified within 1 business day if submission is approved. If the proposed topic has already been submitted by another sponsor or the topic does not fit the nature of the event, 24 hours will be given to draft another topic. Topics will be posted on the schedule above as they are approved.

A breakout room will be provided following the webinar for Q&A or a facilitated discussion on the webinar topic. In case of a large attendance, a second breakout room will be available to allow for more active audience participation.


A deposit of 50% is due along with the signed application to reserve a sponsorship. The balance is due February 10, 2021. NEMA accepts VISA, MasterCard and American Express for deposits and payments. If payment must be mailed, please reference the check number on your application.

Company Logos

Logos must be submitted in a high resolution PNG or JPEG format. No other formats may be used. Logos should be sent electronically to Karen.

Important Dates and Deadlines

To realize the full benefit of NEMA sponsorship, sponsors should note all deadlines associated with the event. All dates are subject to change however the designated pre-planning contact for each sponsor will be notified of changes in advance and with reasonable notice to respond; however, missed deadlines will result in loss of benefits or opportunities.

January 14     Sponsorships open to NEMA members

January 27     Deadline to submit official webinar title, full description, speakers, photos, bios and logo. For those hosting a lounge, theme or activity is also due.
February 2     Registration opens
February 10   Sponsorship balance is due

Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions

Submitting your registration and payment constitutes an agreement on your part to accept the NEMA Forum Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

Previous Sponsors

NEMA deeply appreciates the participation and support of a long and prestigious list of ongoing sponsors, both large and small. A list of previous sponsors is available upon request.

More Information

  • Need more information on sponsorships? Contact NEMA Headquarters
  • Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Opportunities are limited and sell out quickly.
  • For a membership to be in good standing, membership dues must be paid in full for the current fiscal year by August 15.
  • Co-sponsorship is not permitted.