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****PLEASE NOTE: This is the rescheduled conference from the Sept. 2012 Western Kentucky Inclusive Preparedness Conference, the new conference location is the Crowne Plaza - Louisville Airport****


General Information


The 2013 Kentucky Inclusive Emergency Preparedness Conference builds off the 2011 conference held in Eastern Kentucky in an effort to bring together emergency management, public health, human services and disability stakeholders from throughout the commonwealth to discuss the latest issues in inclusive emergency management and response.

This day and a half conference is hosted by the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Kentucky Department of Public Health, Kentucky Self-Advocates for Freedom and enableUS. This interactive and engaging seminar will examine some of the greatest challenges in meeting the unique access and functional needs of the entire community in disasters and strategies to overcome these issues. Speakers from national, state and local government agencies and organizations will focus on programs that have worked in their communities as well as continued shortfalls and challenges that they experience. 

Through keynote and panel presentations, facilitated audience discussions, break out sessions and networking breaks, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with speakers and other attendees to exchange information about what is working in communities throughout Kentucky and the nation on including larger groups of stakeholders in emergency planning and response


To View the Full Speaking Agenda Please Click HERE

What You Will Learn


Sheltering Issues

  • Understanding the new FEMA Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) sheltering guidelines
  • How FNSS guidelines allows for a community based approach to sheltering

Building Community Partnerships

  • Integrating the Private Sector, Faith-Based Organizations, Disability Organizations and Emergency Management Communities
  • The important roles of VOADs, COADs, and Long Term Recovery Committees in preparedness phases of emergency management
  • Realities of rural community planning versus urban community planning

Emergency Evacuations

  • Accessible emergency evacuation planning
  • Transportation resources and availability

Other Topics

  • Accessible Emergency Communications and Social Media
  • Building Collaborative Community Relationships
  • Reasonable and Cost-effective Temporary Modifications to Shelters
  • Responding and Preparing for Citizens with Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • And More...




How to Register

Click Here

Who Should Attend

Federal, State and Local Government Officials
Emergency Managers, Planners, Coordinators
First Responders
Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters and Paramedics
Military Personnel
Hospital Administrators and Medical Professionals
Public Health Officials
Disability Service Providers
Policy Makers and Advocates
Community-Based Service Providers
Academia Professionals and Students
Legal Professionals
Private Industry

Conference Location

This Conference is being held at the Crowne Plaza - Louisville Airport


830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209


Room Block

If you had registered for the Western Kentucky Inclusive Preparedness Conference that was rescheduled and you reside in Western Kentucky, lodging will be provided for you. Please email Brian Lake for further information.


For all other attendees a room block has been reserved. Rates are $99 a night. To secure this rate please contact the hotel directly at 1-800-633-8723 and mention the Inclusive Preparedness Conference or click HERE

Organizational Sponsors

Interested in showcasing your products and solutions to an audience of government agency decision makers? Budget-conscious sponsorship packages are available for this conference. Click here for a sponsorship package or contact Brian Lake 703-894-7414 for further information.

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