Conference Invitation

The Shawnee Preparedness and Response Coalition is pleased to invite you to our Regional Disaster Conference: “Weathering the Storm.” This is the sixth year for this conference, and our intent is to provide a quality disaster preparedness conference in the southern region of the state.

Target Audience

This program will benefit a broad range of individuals and groups involved in personal, professional, and governmental emergency preparedness, planning, and response.


This conference is intended to provide relevant disaster preparedness education to members of our community involved or interested in disaster management.


Early Registration (Until August 31): $30

General Registration (September 1-October 5): $40

Registration after October 5 and at the Door: $50 (meal availability cannot be guaranteed)

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. All in all, attendees will have the opportunity to experience over eight* hours of education, vendor contacts, and networking opportunities through out the day.

Register at Eventbrite

Continuing Education
*Actual amount of continuing education hours awarded to EMTs and nurses is determined by IDPH and based on actual session times. The amount of continuing education hours awarded for Emergency Managers is determined by IEMA. The awarded amount will not necessarily be eight hours.

Continuing education credit is being applied for for the following licenses or certifications: Emergency Medical Technician / Medical First Responder, Illinois Emergency Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, and Illinois licensed nurses.

Approval has been requested from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to give exercise hours to Illinois emergency managers for this event. For more information about the number of hours available, contact Chris Pulley, Region 11 IEMA Coordinator at

Following the conference an evaluation survey will be sent out to the email provided upon registration. To obtain continuing education credit, evaluations must be completed and returned. Certificates will be sent once verification of attendance and evaluation completion is made.