Colorado Emergency Managers Conference

The Colorado Emergency Managers (COEM) Conference is the pinnacle event annually for the building relationships among our Colorado partners and staying up-to-date on emergency/disaster trends. This event provides a forum for COVOAD organizations to communicate and collaborate with other VOAD partners, as well as state/national disaster response non-profits, government agencies, and partners from the emergency management cThe Colorado Emergency Managers (COEM) Conference is the pinnacle event annually for the building relationships among our Colorado partners and staying up-to-date on emergency/disaster trends. This event provides a forum for COVOAD organizations to communicate and collaborate with other VOAD partners, as well as state/national disaster response non-profits, government agencies, and partners from the emergency management community. The COEM Conference is held annually, where the Colorado emergency management community gathers to hear from engaging keynote speakers, attend workshops on a variety of topics, and participate in numerous networking opportunities that strengthen the capacity and capabilities of our state partners. One key benefit of attending the conference is that COVOAD members and CO nonprofits are given a free vendor booth when a representative pays for a full conference registration. We’ve been told this year that there is a limited number of booths being allocated to nonprofits, so if you are hoping to capitalize on this benefit, please understand it is a first-come, first-served allocation for a nonprofit vendor booth. Please direct any questions via email to the Conference NGO/Non-profit Coordinator, Shirl Garcia, at [email protected].

2022 Colorado Emergency Management Conference

DHSEM and CEMA are excited to announce that plans have begun for the 2022 Colorado Emergency Management Conference. The conference planning team has secured the following for the 2022 conference – Please save the date and add to your calendar:

Location: Embassy Suites, Loveland, Colorado
Dates: February 22 – 25, 2022

For more information on the COEM Conference Conference, please visit https://www.cemacolorado.com/


Colorado VOAD George Sullivan COEM Conference Scholarship

COVOAD sees the importance of our membership’s involvement in the annual COEM Conference. It is mutually beneficial for our members and the emergency managers we interact with at the conference. COVOAD will award one individual with this annual scholarship. This scholarship is open to any volunteer or employee of a COVOAD member organization. The scholarship could include the following, depending on the applicant’s needs and request:

2022 Full Conference Registration Fee
(This includes lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.)
2022 Conference Hotel Costs
(This includes 3 nights lodging.)
2022 CEMA Annual Membership Dues
(This is as needed.)

To apply for this scholarship, please submit the following information to the COVOAD Secretary at [email protected]:

Full name;
VOAD member organization;
Phone number;
Email address;
A one-page essay on why you would like to attend the conference, how you and your organization would benefit from attending the conference;
A recommendation letter by your employer or a colleague. The recommendation letter may not come from any officer serving on the Executive Committee.

The Scholarship application period is from November 15th, 2021, until December 3rd, 2021.
The Scholarship winner will be announced at the 2021 Holiday Potluck Meeting. 

The awardee will be responsible to perform the following tasks:
Register for the conference, make lodging arrangements, attend the conference, and share a short presentation at the following COVOAD Membership Meeting on their experience. The awardee will work with the COVOAD treasure on all financial matters.

For more information on what you need to do to apply for this scholarship, please check our flyer here. You may direct any follow-up questions to [email protected]


For more information on the COEM Conference, please go to www.cemacolorado.com