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Event Date(s): to Location: Indianapolis, IN

FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) 2018 is the premier conference and exhibition for the fire industry. With the largest gathering of decision-makers, trainers, and experts, as well as manufacturers and suppliers, FDIC serves as a spearhead for networking, relationship development, and future revenue growth.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Ocean City, MD

Maryland EMS Care 2018 offers renowned speakers on today’s hot topics and Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) approved continuing education workshops for emergency medical services (EMS) providers, nurses, and fire/rescue personnel.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Bethesda, MD

The Crisis Leadership: Promoting Emotional and Mental Well-Being Symposium provides an opportunity to hear how leaders have handled stress in times of crisis, with particular emphasis on the disasters of fall 2017. During the half-day event, panelists also share best practices and recommendations for moving the field of crisis leadership forward. The keynote speaker for this event is Admiral Thad W. Allen, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired).

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Event Date(s): to Location: Norfolk, VA

The Virginia National Guard Management Group Conference, in conjuction with the
Virginia National Guard Association and the Virginia Army/Air National Guard Enlisted Association, offers members association, education, and business sessions, in addition to networking opportunities and exhibits. 

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Event Date(s): to Location: Washington, D.C.

connect:ID is an innovative international conference and a free global exhibition that focuses on all aspects of identity technologies and shares opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds. Key players in the identity technology marketplace – from thought leaders to end users – present cutting-edge revelations, future insights, case histories, and panel discussions.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Alexandria, VA

The Intelligence Analytics Summit focuses on key challenges across the intelligence community, while offering a unique platform for the exchange of best practices and cooperation among stakeholders. Adopting real time analytics, leveraging social media and open source intelligence to support field operations, and increasing the use of artificial intelligence and automation to improve productivity are key themes throughout the summit.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Denver, CO

This two-day forum offers public safety practitioners the opportunity to engage with each other and experts in the field while discussing key issues of interest to the community. A combination of panel sessions and stand-alone presentations will focus on UAS response and recovery operations following natural disasters, UAS integration into fire service operations, search and rescue missions, training considerations, and real-world insights on integrating UAS technologies into public safety operations across applications and departments.  

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Event Date(s): to Location: London, United Kingdom

The Global Cyber Security in Healthcare & Pharma Summit 2018 brings together high-level representatives from around the globe to create a cybersecurity roadmap for the future. Experts examine the cybersecurity landscape in the health care, medical devices, and pharmaceutical industries, with particular focus on strategies for protection and incident response, as well as on business/regulatory considerations.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Rosemont, IL

The Food Safety Summit is a solution-based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and informational needs of the entire food industry – including growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators, and academia. This educational program provides opportunities to learn from subject matter experts, exchange ideas, and find solutions to current challenges.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Providence, RI

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) Conference is unique in that it brings together volunteers, practitioners, and experts across disaster relief sectors. Professionals and volunteers in the emergency management field come to share their experiences, consider new concepts, and develop whole community solutions to build more resilient communities.  

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Event Date(s): to Location: Grand Rapids, MI

The 19th Annual Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference and Expo brings stakeholders together for training, demonstrations, and networking relevant to existing homeland security issues and initiatives. The primary objectives of the conference are to raise awareness with regard to terrorist threats, mitigation strategies, and response capabilities necessary to protect Michigan citizens.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Tampa, FL

The global marine transportation system is changing and nowhere is that more apparent than in seaports. PORTCON is a unique professional learning opportunity for the entire seaport and marine terminal industry designed to help management professionals stay abreast of current and emerging topics and trends in the industry.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Providence, RI

The purpose of the NASEMSO Annual Meeting is to address emergency medical services, medical transportation, and homeland security legislative and regulatory issues; the EMS work force; and NASEMSO project updates, including model rules for ambulance vehicle design, model interstate compact for personnel licensure, model EMS clinical guidelines, air medical model rules, intelligent transportation and traffic incident management developments, model trauma plan, fatigue in EMS, EMS scope of practice, and more.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Baltimore, MD

The International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Hazmat Conference is a four-day event offering hands-on training across a range of essential topics, including: biothreat response and sample collection, incident management, chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials, and management of commercial explosive incidents. Training provides valuable information to successfully meet the demands of a hazardous material response.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Tampa, FL

The Emergency Management Leaders Conference serves emergency management professionals from the public and private sectors. EMLC presents a national forum where experts in the field of emergency management and disciplines related to disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation can convene for 2 days of policy discourse and problem solving, discussing recent events and current issues, best practices and lessons learned while engaging in forward thinking.

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Event Date(s): to Location: New Orleans, LA

This conference offers seminars and workshops covering all aspects of the duties and responsibilities for sheriffs’ offices, including but not limited to: law enforcement, jail operations, service of process, transportation of prisoners, as well as court and judicial security. The exhibit hall includes a diverse group ranging from weapons, universities, electronics, vehicles, clothing, commissary, forensics, government agencies, and more.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Phoenix, AZ

The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) will convene the world's largest and most comprehensive floodplain management conference for local, state, and federal officials, industry leaders, consultants, and other interested parties. The theme will be "Managing Floods Where the Mountains Meets the Desert."

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Event Date(s): to Location: Denver, CO

States are developing creative and innovative approaches to funding and financing critical infrastructure including transportation, transit, water, energy, and social infrastructure. The 2018 Summit on Infrastructure explores the next iteration of infrastructure and how to get there, addressing key pressure points in financing and upgrading infrastructure, sector opportunities, and jurisdictions taking the lead.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Multiple locations

Every June since 1933, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill, and service to communities and the nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Detroit, MI

The Robotic and Autonomous Systems Summit is military and government focused. Leaders from across all sectors of the government, as well as leading industry experts, will highlight challenges and the upcoming strategies for maintaining overmatch capabilities and implementing new technologies which will ultimately give the military better protection, better situational awareness, and make the forces more resilient. 

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Event Date(s): to Location: Anaheim, CA

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have joined forces to present this conference. The joint conference is the nexus for environmental health education, training, networking, and career advancement. Included within the major environmental health and healthy homes topics are emerging issues such as medical marijuana, the opioid crisis, and workforce management and development.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Washington, DC

Our defense and intelligence sector is combatting cyber real-world threats & attacks. As more Defense commands demand cyber security solutions to protect our country, the conversation must be expanded. The 4th Cyber Security for Defense covers priorities from our nation’s top military agencies on defending the United States from cyber attacks. 

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Event Date(s): to Location: Washington, D.C.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) GovSummit focuses on how government leverages security technologies to drive success across a wide spectrum of missions. SIA's government summit examines emerging policy trends, technology needs of the government and changes in the risk environment that shape development of products and advanced systems integration to meet evolving security challenges.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Bethesda, MD

Biodefense World Summit brings together leaders from government, academia, and industry for compelling discussions and comprehensive coverage on pathogen detection, point-of-care, biosurveillance, sample prep technologies, and bio recovery. Across three days of programming, attendees can expect exceptional networking opportunities in the exhibit hall, engaging panel discussions, and shared case studies with members of the biodefense community from technology providers to policy makers.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Calgary, Alberta

The IAEM-Canada 2018 Emergency Management Leadership and Innovation Conference brings together leaders in emergency management to share the latest in technologies being used, and lessons learned around the world, to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

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Event Date(s): to Location: New York, NY

The National Homeland Security Conference provides a direct bridge to connect and share best practices among those charged with keeping the nation safe. The conference brings together over 1,000 attendees from the homeland security and emergency management disciplines, representing local, state, and federal governments, as well as the military and private sector.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Manassas, VA

The Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Speakers, who come from all parts of the globe, share their experience creating or using games in the corporation, classroom, healthcare institution, government and military and offer tips on how to move game-based education programs ahead.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Atlanta, GA

The 2018 International Conference on Animal Health and Veterinary Medicine brings together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results related to all aspects of animal health and veterinary medicine.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Alexandria, VA

The Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Global Health Security: From Anthrax to Zika workshop is designed for professionals and academics, both domestic and international, in public health, the life sciences, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, international affairs, law enforcement, emergency management, and national security who have responsibilities for preventing, preparing for, or responding to pandemics, bioterrorism, and other threats to global health security. 

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Event Date(s): to Location: Aspen, CO

To answer critical questions about national and homeland security, the Aspen Security Forum explores key security issues via in-depth discussion among: top-level present and former government officials from all relevant agencies; industry leaders; thought leaders in other think tanks and academe; and nationally noted print and broadcast journalists.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Cambridge, MA

MIT's Crisis Management & Business Continuity course will help prepare you for the inevitable. This comprehensive course provides up-to-date assessments and knowledge on issues that affect you and your organization – cyber security, supply chain, terrorism, pandemic, DR trends, emergency response, leadership, data breach, communications, news media, social media – from the experts involved with these efforts. 

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Event Date(s): to Location: Las Vegas, NV

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Annual Conference & Expo is for public safety communications officials, from frontline telecommunicators to communication center managers to public safety communications equipment and services vendors. APCO 2017 offers four days of educational sessions, committee meetings, and special events, paired with two full days of exhibits.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Park City, UT

The 2018 National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Annual Conference offers a comprehensive fire prevention program providing new ideas and best practice examples for all attendees.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Dallas, TX

The Crimes Against Children Conference provides practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal. The conference is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine, who work directly with child victims of crime.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Berlin, Germany

The SPIE Security + Defence conference crosses the divide between fundamental optical science and the application of the underpinning technologies in advanced defense and security systems. Interact with fellow engineers, scientists, program managers and policy makers on the latest developments in sensing, data and signal analysis, quantum science, optical technologies, and funding programs. 

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Event Date(s): to Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference is planned and developed by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers in partnership with federal and provincial government agencies, non-governmental disaster relief organizations, and emergency management professional and student associations. The conference focuses on lessons learned, new initiatives, and best practices on topics such as disaster response and recovery, community resilience, continuity of operations planning, and climate change.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Orlando, FL

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition bring together dedicated professionals from federal, state, county, local, and tribal agencies for an unmatched educational program, renowned keynote speakers, community-building special events, and the largest collection of tactical equipment and technology solutions available for law enforcement.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Grand Rapids, MI

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) brings together emergency managers and disaster response professionals from government, military, private sector, and volunteer organizations around the world. The annual conference offers education, collaboration, hands-on training, and exhibits of the latest technological advances in homeland security and disaster preparedness.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Israeli Security Model seminar sessions provide an overview of Israel’s security threats and mitigation methods, with emphasis on the protection of critical infrastructure and key assets, emergency preparedness and response, and innovations in (and use of) security technology. Attendees acquire concrete methods for adopting strategies they have learned.

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Event Date(s): to Location: New York City, NY

SAVE THE DATE! Since the FAA updated their guidelines and removed the previous barriers that limited UAV use in commercial applications, the adoption of drones in the security industry has accelerated, with the product category growing substantially.

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Event Date(s): to Location: New Orleans, LA

RES/CON New Orleans (formerly the International Disaster Conference and Expo) focuses on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management in an evolving global environment. This conference facilitates thought leadership and innovation, which spans multiple sectors and promotes public-private collaboration for addressing disaster and resilience challenges.

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Event Date(s): to Location: Baltimore, MD

This U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) symposium provides sessions covering a variety of topics including biorisk management challenges in a one health world, arthropods, high pathogen avian influenza, laboratory assessment programs and tools, and risk assessment. The symposium includes pre-symposium courses and 2.5 days of scientific presentations. Exhibits showcase the latest agricultural biosafety and biocontainment products and services.

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