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2021 Iowa Homeland Security Conference

The 2021 Iowa Homeland Security Conference took place October 13-15, 2021, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.

This year’s conference was a hybrid event. Participants and speakers had the ability to attend in-person, virtually, or both. There was a variety of speakers chosen this year, and they shared their experiences and lessons learned from the Emergency Support Function (ESF) areas to include real-world events. Our conference planning team consisted of staff from the HazMat Task Force, Safeguard Iowa, and from the local emergency management field, who provided topics that appealed to a broad range of responders.

Check out our Cvent Event App. View the 2021 Iowa Homeland Security Conference Agenda.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Lewis or Steve Warren at 515.725.3231 or HSEMDConf@iowa.gov.

2021 Speaker Presentations

Available Presentations in PDF format Presenter(s)
Wednesday, October 13 General Sessions
Navigating Stress: It’s about managing it
Coping in the Moment, Mindfulness, Things I Can Control
Melinda Marasch
Teamwork on the interstate: a multi-car pileup Alex Dinkla, John Halferty, Jarrod Wellik
Thursday, October 14 Breakout Sessions
Fierce Emergency Management: Navigating the Coronavirus Pandemic in New York City Kelly McKinney
The Derecho left tons of debris behind, what to do with it Larry Gioffredi & Jordan Moser
Homemade Explosives and Drug Labs Response Doug Ferguson & Yvonne Smith
Mass care, sheltering and lessons learned after Derecho 2020 Steve O’Konek, Cliff Haynes, Brandon Holstrom
Disaster PrepWise: A program to increase preparedness among older adults Sato Ashida
Current Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) Threats and Preparedness Amanda Chipman
Lunch Speaker—Understanding IPAWS Al Kenyon
Incorporating Other Agencies into your Alert Iowa Account Allie Bright
Covid-19: Challenges the local public health faced Danielle Pettit-Majewski
Connecting with ISU Extension at the Local Level Andrea Nelson
Thursday, October 14 General Session
Sibley Iowa Train Derailment Case Study Panel
Friday, October 15 General Session
What? Damage Assessment Brian Payne & Thomas Craighton
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