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2018 Colorado Emergency ManagEment Conference
Coming Together: Come Fire, Hail, or High Water

Date:  February 26 to March 1, 2018

Location: Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center

Address: 2886 S Circle Dr.,Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

Early Bird Conference Fee:
CEMA Member Rate: $280 
Non-Member Rate: $300
Fee valid until 1/26/2018
Late Conference Fee:
CEMA Member Late Rate: $300 Non-Member Late Rate: $330

Fee valid after 1/26/2018

Registration  is now open. Walk-up registrations will not be accepted at the conference.  Conference registration includes lunch all three days, a Welcome Party on Tuesday and a Dinner & Social on Wednesday.

Conference refunds can be obtained if made before 5 p.m. on January 31, 2018, the refund request deadline. Any cancellations made after this date will not be honored.


February 26th - Pre Conference Training - this training is full and no longer accepting registrations
February 27th - Conference Sessions & Welcome Party
February 28th - Conference Sessions & Lunch/DHSEM Awards & CEMA Awards Banquet & Evening Networking Event
March 1st - Conference Sessions & Closing Ceremony Lunch
View Current Agenda

Conference Registration:
Registration is now open for attendees! Early Bird rates are good until January 26, 2018. All payments are due no later than February 2, 2018; if you do not pay by this date then your registration will be dropped. Please be aware that registration is required in order to attend the conference. Walk up attendees will not be allowed at the conference.
*In order to get the member rate, you must be logged into the website under your member profile, and a CURRENT Association Member.*

Speaker registration is only available through the link emailed to selected speakers. For assistance with Speaker registration contact Erin Duran.

Hotel Reservations:
All Attendees paying for their lodging are responsible for securing their room through the Hotel by visiting
If you are a CO DHSEM Employee, or CO DHSEM is paying for your room then you will receive an email after registering with separate instructions 
on reserving your Hotel Room.

Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center
2886 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone: (719) 576-5900
Fax: (719) 576-7695

2018 Silent Auction:
As in years past the Association will be hosting a Silent Auction at the State Conference to raise funds for scholarships. The Association has given
scholarships to members to attend 
national conferences such as the International Association of Emergency Managers Conference, and provides
funds to Colorado residents to attend the Colorado Emergency Management 
Conference (CEMC) with 1 year of CEMA Membership. 
The Silent Auction relies on contributions from Emergency Managers, first responder agencies, vendors and outside private partners. A wide variety
of items are offered in the auction 
such as, art work, ski tickets, jewelry, tickets to sporting events, food baskets, books, preparedness kits – the list goes on.
The fund-raising silent auction will open at the start of the 
conference, and close at 6:00 pm Wednesday, February 28th.

Want to participate?
1. Donate any item, group of unrelated items, or a ‘theme basket’ that you think other conference attendees would like to own. Please provide donor
name, and approximate retail value of the donation. Vendors and business owners - Your donation may display organization labels, business cards, and
other marketing materials.
2. Browse the Silent Auction tables! There will be lots of fun items that are sure to catch your eye.

The number of scholarships awarded over the years: 21 in 2012, 17 in 2013, 37 in 2014, 15 in 2015, 12 in 2016, and 16 in 2017. All of these scholarships
are the result of your generous donations. 
Please help us continue this success by donating to the Silent Auction today! To donate, or if you have questions,
please contact Gunnison County Emergency Management (Scott or Bobbie) at 970-641-2481. 
Emails: or

Financial Assistance:
Scholarship application period is now closed.

The Annual State VOAD Meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018  is taking place off site. Please contact COVOAD Leadership for more information.





Want to become a Conference Sponsor? Contact Chris Wolf with the Conference Committee.