University of Okoboji Emergency Management Conference

May 9-11, 2018 at Camp Okoboji in Wahpeton, Iowa

Save the date: The 12th Annual University of Okoboji Emergency Management Conference will be held May 9-11, 2018, at Camp Okoboji in Wahpeton, Iowa.
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Tentative Agenda

Download the Tentative Session Schedule here

Wednesday Sessions

  • 9:00-11:30 a.m.: Multistate Partnership ARMAR Foot and Mouth Tabletop Exercise
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Lunch & Learn
  • Sessions start at 12:15
  • Finish by 5:00 p.m.

Thursday Sessions

  • Rolls and coffee after 8:00 a.m.
  • Sessions start at 9:00am
  • Lunch provided
  • Keynote Speaker Scott Siepker, The Iowa Nice Guy
  • Annual BBQ at 5:00 p.m.

Friday*

  • Rolls and coffee after 8:00 a.m.
  • Start at 9:00am (note change in start time from past years)
  • Done by 12:00 noon
*Note: Our Friday morning schedule is fluid – if a speaker doesn’t take their entire time, we will move right into the next session to try to get everyone out early.

Registration

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 U of O Emergency Management Conference! Important dates and information:

  • The last day to cancel your registration for a full refund is April 30, 2018.
  • Local (County) Emergency Management Coordinators in Iowa only: If you want Homeland Security Grant reimbursement for conference registration, you MUST register by April 15, 2018.
  • The cost for this year remains at $125.00 per person.
  • Checks should be made payable to Iowa Emergency Management Association.
  • Please mail your registration payment directly to Dickinson County Emergency Management (complete address is on the invoice).
  • If you need an invoice for the conference, it can be downloaded at http://www.iowaema.com/conference/invoice.pdf

Lodging

We have contacted these hotels for special rates for the 2018 conference. To get the rate, you need to call the hotel directly and mention the Emergency Management Conference. Rates are for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights of the conference.

Bridges Bay - 712-332-2202 - 7 miles (11 minutes) MAP

Rate: $65.00 plus tax per night
http://bridgesbayresort.com/

Arrowwood Resort - 712-332-2161 - 7 miles (11 minutes) MAP

Rate: $65.00 plus tax per night
https://arrowwoodokoboji.com/

Americinn - 712-332-9000 - 7 miles (12 minutes) MAP

Rate: $76.90 plus tax per night
http://www.americinn.com/hotels/ia/okoboji

Boulders Inn, Milford - 712-338-4424 - 4 miles (5 minutes) MAP

Rate: $89.00 plus tax per night.
http://www.bouldersinnandsuites.com/hotel/4/Milford_Okoboji_Iowa

Other Hotels

  • Rodeway Inn, Milford: 712-338-4701 | Website | 4 miles (5 minutes) MAP
  • Ramada Inn, Spirit Lake: 712-336-3984 | Website | 8 miles (10 minutes) MAP

Driving Directions

The conference is held at Camp Okoboji on beautiful West Lake Okoboji. The camp is at 1531 Edgewood Drive in Wahpeton and is just off of Iowa Highway 86 northwest of Milford. Click here to download driving directions to the conference. For driving directions from Google, click here.

Vendors

At this time, we do not allow for vendors at our conference.

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