2019 LEMC Presentation Information and Considerations

The Louisiana Emergency Management Conference (LEMC) Committee is accepting proposals for the 2019 LEMC to be held in Lake Charles, LA, May 13th - 16th. Presentations that focus on current issues, lessons learned, best practices, emerging technologies, emerging threats, and participant interaction are strongly encouraged and will be given preference. Multiple submissions are welcome.

Session Types are 60 minutes in length including Q&A and most rooms will be set up in classroom style or classroom and some theater.

Selection Process - The LEMC Committee and selected track leads will review all submissions and select sessions based on relevance, timeliness of content, and instructor qualifications.

Room Setup and Equipment
Each room will consist of a laptop, projector and screen. Internet access is guaranteed, it is important that presenters submit their final presentation 30 days prior to the conference via email or hard copy mail due to size limitations.

Benefits of Presenting
Presenters will be able to offer their presentations to over 300 attendees comprised of federal, state and local government, business, labor, industry, agriculture, civic and volunteer organizations, and community leaders. 

Registration
Registration fees are waived if a presenter is attending just for their particular breakout session and not partaking in any of the conference activities; otherwise full registration is required and will be available soon. Speakers must be registered for the conference by April 1, 2019 in order to ensure their place in the schedule.

Submission Instructions
Presentations must be submitted to info@laemc.org . A separate form must be entered for each presentation.  Submission of a proposal does not guarantee selection for the 2019 LEMC.  All speakers are individually responsible for their own travel, registration, transportation, parking, lodging and meal costs (outside of what will be provided by the conference).

Non-Commercial Nature of Sessions Policy
Under no circumstances are presentations to be used as a place for direct promotion of a speaker's product.  Presentations from the private sector will be considered, however, the LEMC Committee generally requests that these be paired with a government entity and focus on lessons learned.   

Timeline:
Time is of the essence.  Many of our peers cannot register for the conference until a presentation schedule is available.  Therefore, please be sure you can adhere to the following schedule before making a commitment to being a presenter.

October 22th – November 30th 2018 - Call for Presentations
December 7, 2018 - Presentation synopsis and presenter’s bios due
December 14, 2018 - Presentations selected and presenters notified
February 15, 2019 - Deadline for presenters to confirm they are attending the conference
March 15, 2019 - Draft presentations and presenter’s photos are due.  NOTE:  Photos are optional for non-general session speakers.
April 1, 2019 - Final day for presenters to register for the conference
April 25, 2019 - Final Presentations due
 
The 2019 LEMC will include both plenary sessions on Tuesday May 14th (3 sessions) and Thursday, May 16th (3 sessions) and (3) tracks consisting of (6) breakout sessions for a total of 18 topics on Wednesday, May 15th.
 
Breakout Session Tracks Include:
  1. Public Safety/Emergency Management
  2. Industrial/Infrastructure
  3. Health/Medical

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* 1. Speaker First Name

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* 2. Speaker Last Name

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* 3. Speaker Title

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* 4. Speaker Organization Name

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* 5. Organization Type

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* 6. Speaker email address

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* 7. Speaker phone number

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* 8. Speaker Bio (100 words maximum)

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* 9. Will your presentation be a panel?

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* 10. Presentation Title

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* 11. Presentation Abstract (200 Word Maximum)

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* 12. Indicate up to 3 learning objectives that will be presented.

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* 13. For convenience of our attendees, the presentations will be made available the morning of the presentation, and remain available for those who attended the conference for six months post conference.  Please let us know if you have any objections to this.

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