All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association


The All-Hazards Incident Management Team Association (AHIMTA) Training & Education Virtual Symposium hosts breakout and plenary sessions scheduled over four half-days designed to develop and strengthen the efforts of incident management teams. Attendees are industry leaders with a variety of backgrounds who come together to network, share best practices and lessons learned, and explore new technology and tactics. 

Call for Presentations

      Submission deadline: Saturday July 31 at 11:59 pm PDT

      Submission notification: Submitters notified July 2021

      The All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association is a dedicated group of public safety professionals seeking to promote, support, and enhance the profession of incident management by establishing standards and promoting the cooperation of federal, state, local, and tribal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector in all phases of incident management. The Symposium is designed to develop and strengthen the efforts of incident management teams. Attendees are industry leaders with a variety of backgrounds who come together to network, share best practices and lessons learned, and explore new technology and tactics.

      The AHIMTA Symposium is comprised of three days of workshops, and two and a half days of plenary and breakout sessions dealing with the pressing issues and challenges faced by emergency response teams in the field today. The AHIMTA Symposium’s Program Planning Committee is now accepting presentation submissions covering specialized topics categorized in the following content areas:

      • Building and Sustaining IMTs 
      • IMT Preparedness through Administration, Training, and/or Exercise
      • IMT Creative Solutions During Deployments
      • Position Specific/Functional Breakouts
      • Non-traditional public safety applications, equipment, or concepts that can be used within IMT operations
      • Non-traditional uses of IMTs
      • Developing and Managing Public and Private Partnerships and Collaborations
      • Grants and Private Funding Sources
      • Creative Funding Sources for IMTs
      • Understanding Deployments Operations
      • Leadership/Succession Planning/Program Management
      • IQS - Fire vs All-Hazards
      • Technology/Communications for IMTs

    Submission Types
    Individuals may submit topics to be considered as either Workshops, (16-hour, 8-hour or 4-hour), Plenary Sessions, (45-minutes) or Breakout Sessions, (60-minutes). 
    Presenters are encouraged to submit multiple presentations for consideration. Strong consideration will be given to presenters that commit to multiple presentations at the conference.  

    Proposal Evaluation and Selection
    The AHIMTA Symposium’s Program Planning Committee will review all submissions and select sessions based on relevance, timeliness of the content, and the qualifications of the presenter. Proposals that are incomplete, contain grammatical errors or are poorly written will be scored lower.

    Benefits of Presenting
    In appreciation of the value that each presenter’s expertise, background, and experience brings, your 2022 AHIMTA Symposium registration will be complimentary, a $500 value.

    Submission Instructions

      • 3 submissions per presenter are recommended. Presenters submitting multiple presentations, will receive additional consideration during the review process
      • Submissions will only be accepted online. Faxed, emailed, or mailed forms will NOT be considered
      • Submission of a proposal does not guarantee participation in AHIMTA 2022
      • Individuals must complete the submission process in its entirety. Incomplete submissions will not be considered
      • If the submission is selected, AHIMTA reserves the right to revise program titles and edit the program description for promotional materials associated with AHMITA.

    We look forward to receiving your submission.


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    Phone: 562-261-0566

    Email: ahimta@ahimta.org

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