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The NEMA Annual Forum

Dear Colleagues,

Idaho is thrilled to be hosting the NEMA 2019 Annual Forum October 26-29 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. There have been significant changes to this year's agenda.  General Session is now the kickoff for the meeting on October 27 instead of being at the end of the week and we have worked hard to ensure all sessions are robust and informative. This new format is intended to encourage participation, increase the efficiency of the committees, and create a collaborative environment helping to keep attendees engaged and give our speakers a full and attentive audience.

Located in north Idaho, Coeur d’ Alene is quite beautiful and the forum headquarters is located right on the lake. We have planned a variety of fun social events highlighting Idaho food, drink and the unique activities the resort has to offer. The weather will be crisp and cool so be sure to pack for fall weather.

The NEMA Annual Forum provides the opportunity to extend our support and assistance to our colleagues as well as learn from one another which advances our profession so I encourage your full participation at the Annual Forum. Your input and involvement in these events is what makes them so successful.

I look forward to seeing everyone in October.


Brad Richy, Director, Emergency Management, Idaho Office of Emergency Management

NEMA 2018-2019 President


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Don't know your registration category? We can help! Check out the table below. If you still need help, feel free to contact us!

Registration Categories and Costs
On-time registration August 12-September 27. After Sept. 27 add $250. Registration closes forever on Oct. 4.
NEMA Member Non-NEMA Member

State Member:
State emergency management director or state emergency management agency staff

$550 --

Persons representing for-profit entities

$700 $950

Organizational & Individual:
Federal agency staff, other state agency staff*, local emergency managers, non-profit organizations, and international governments, agencies, companies, individuals, and organizations (*Any state staff not employed by the state emergency management agency.)

$575 $750

Exhibitor Registration:
Limited registration for confirmed exhibit staff. Includes meals and events on October 27-28 only. Email registrations requests to NEMA Headquarters.

$350 $600

Student Member:
Full time students. This registration includes day-time events only. Evening receptions are extra.

$100 $200

Spouse & Guest Program:
For spouses and guests of registered forum attendees. Sadly we have had to discontinue the field trip portion of the program. Email registration requests to NEMA Headquarters.




Logistical Information

The Coeur d'Alene Resort
115 S. 2nd Street 

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 
Phone: (800) 688-5253
Rate: $119 plus tax/fees
Cut-off: October 4 (or until sold out)
Book Reservations online

Group code: NEMA19


The headquarter hotel and location of all meetings and events for the forum is the Coeur d'Alene Resort. If you are planning to arrive prior to October 25 or stay beyond October 30 please call the hotel directly to book your stay using the phone number and group code above. The group rate on shoulder dates is based on availability.

If you are only booking dates between October 25 and October 30 you can use the "Book Reservations" link above.

  1. Click "Book Reservations" above;
  2. When the window opens click “Modify Your Reservation” (do not pick a room type first);
  3. Choose your dates;
  4. Click “Apply changes”;
  5. Complete the rest of the information as requested.

If you do not receive an email confirmation of your reservation please check your message filter. Call the hotel if a confirmation is not received.

As an alternative to the headquarter hotel, we have also secured a block of rooms at the Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn. The Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn is located about 2.5 miles from the Coeur d'Alene Resort. There will be shuttle service between the two properties between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. Earlier or later shuttles can be requested. See the bell stand at either hotel for instructions.

  Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
506 W Appleway Avenue

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (800) 780-7234
Rate: $94 plus tax/fees
Cut-off: October 4 (or until sold out)
Book Reservations online

The closest airport to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is the Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Spokane, Washington. Most major airlines fly into this airport. GEG is approximately 40 miles from the Coeur d'Alene Resort and the Best Western Plus.
Both hotels offer a VIP shuttle service to and from the airport and information on booking can be found on their website. In addition there are a number of shuttle services listed on Spokane International Airport's website. Rental cars, Uber and Lyft services are also available.

The dress code for NEMA Forum committee meetings and workshops is business casual. Business attire is appropriate for the General Session and Awards Luncheon. Attire for the President's Reception is casual and held outdoors so a jacket is recommended. Late October climate in Coeur d'Alene averages 59 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 38 degrees in the evening.

We care about your safety! When registering, you'll need to present your state or federally issued photo identification to verify your identity and wear your name badge at all events (including receptions).
For more information on the Coeur d'Alene area please go to Visit Coeur d'Alene.


Forum Agenda


Forum Sponsorship

Becoming a NEMA Annual Forum Sponsor means achieving significant return on investment. We'll put you face to face with the decision makers and support you through every step of the forum experience. Want to generate awareness and get in front of the decision makers?

Choose the sponsorship opportunity that fits your marketing strategy.

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Important Notices
  • Please reserve only the number of hotel rooms to accommodate confirmed forum attendees. Past forums have seen the room block fill very early, necessitating an overflow hotel be contracted, only to see large numbers of cancellations at the original hotel just prior to the forum. This makes NEMA vulnerable to fees for not meeting the room block and inconveniences other forum attendees who are forced to stay at different hotels. Your cooperation in this is appreciated. Payment in full prior to the forum is required. Credentials and forum materials will not be assigned to those with outstanding fees.
  • Rooms are assigned at check-in. If the type of room you'd like (king, double, etc.) shows unavailable, please book what is available and make a note of your preferred room type under "special requests". 
  • The discounted hotel rate will be available 3 days prior to and 3 days following the forum (based on availability).
  • Cancellations received in writing prior to Sept. 27, 2019 will receive a refund less a $250 administration charge.
  • Registration fees for cancellations received after Sept 27. will not be refunded.
  • Registrations are transferable.
  • You will be given a confirmation number at the end of your registration that serves as your proof of registration. If you do not receive a confirmation number, please contact NEMA as you will *NOT* be registered for the conference.
  • Submitting your registration and payment constitutes an agreement on your part to accept the Registration Terms, Conditions and Code of Conduct.

  *Photos courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Resort

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