2024 Conference Information

Dear Emergency Managers and Partners:


On behalf of the Washington State Emergency Management Association (WSEMA) Executive Board, here is our 2024 conference announcement.  Our theme this year is “We are Family”.  This year’s conference is at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort, 15347 NE Suquamish Way, Suquamish, WA 98392.


Please see the following tips about registering:


  • Registration link: Summary – Washington State Emergency Management Conference 2024 (cvent.com)
  • Early-bird registration will end on June 30, 2024
  • Regular registration is between July 1 and August 23, 2024.
  • Late registration starts on August 24, 2024.
  • When booking your hotel, use the Booking Group ID# 22843.  Rooms are at the GSA rate plus Taxes and Fees or choose to pay more if you want a suite or upgraded rooms.  The room reservations can be made online on the conference registration link above or by phone through the Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort Reservation Team at: 1-800-375-6073. 



2 ½ Day Conference – INCLUDES:  No-Host Welcome Reception (Monday). Breakfast (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday). Lunch (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) Snacks.  Exhibitor Social (Tuesday) and WSEMA Banquet (Wednesday).

** REFUND POLICY ** Cancel by 7/12/2024 – Full Refund minus banking fees. Cancellation by 8/15/2024 will receive a 50% minus banking fees.  Cancellations received after 8/16/2024 are non-refundable.


Additional Notes:

  • Hotel Rooms cannot be secured without registering for the Conference. 
  • If you should have any technical issues with the Registration Site please contact Tom Ling at tomling911@gmail.com or for Conference related questions please contact Will Lugo, wlugo@pudgetsoundfire.org or JoAnn Boggs,  jboggs@pendoreille.org .
  • Let the bidding begin…  We are bringing back the silent auction to benefit the WSEMA Scholarship fund.  Please donate a basket of goodies from your agency and bring it to the conference. The WSEMA Scholarship fund helps Washington State students pursuing degrees in Emergency or Disaster Management.  



Thank you for considering the WSEMA Conference.  We are excited to see many of you in September. 


Ross McDowell

WSEMA President

WSEMA 2024 Conference Announcement

A black background with green text Description automatically generatedCall for Presentations Closes May 3, 2024



The WSEMA Executive Board and Conference Committee are seeking proposals for presentations to be a part of the program for the 2024 WSEMA Annual Conference. With a theme of ‘We Are Family,’ we are seeking presentations that highlight the best of what we can achieve when we work together. 



To provide our members with a diverse and enjoyable program, we are seeking both 15-minute mini-presentations designed to quickly deliver important information and agency updates and more robust 60-minute full presentations designed to inform and engage conference attendees through presentation of lessons learned, best practices, and innovative approaches to emergency management.



This Call for Presentations will be open through May 3, 2024. All proposals for presentations must be submitted using the web-based form provided at the link below. Notification of selection will be made by May 17 and all individuals submitting a presentation are respectfully asked to hold the conference dates of September 9-12 on their calendars until that time. 





All presenters are encouraged to attend the full conference and registration will open July 8, 2024. A working Conference Agenda and hotel information will be available at that time.



Please direct questions to Matthew Lieuallen at Matthew.Lieuallen@stantec.com

The Conference Committee will post additional information at www.wsema.com as it becomes available. Check back regularly!