2022 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium

"A Mixed Bag"
March 21-24, 2022
Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Sponsored by: Virginia Emergency Management Association & Virginia Department of Emergency Management

The Virginia Emergency Management Symposium is an annual event that is co-sponsored by the Virginia Emergency Management Association and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. The Symposium provides a forum to discuss current trends and topics and share information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security. Sessions encourage stakeholders at all levels of government, the private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas and collaborate to protect lives and property from disaster. 

The theme "A Mixed Bag" was chosen because as emergency managers, 2020 and much of 2021 has created new challenges for us to address in addition to the “normal” hazards that we work to prepare for, respond to and recover from. 


Program at a Glance 

Program With Session Descriptions


Cancellation and Refund Policy: All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to VEMA, PO Box 29069, Henrico, VA  23242. Verbal cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations received on or before February 4th will be issued a full refund, by check. Refunds received February 5-28 will be assessed a $30 administration fee. Full registration fees will be charged if written cancellation is not received by close of business on February 28th. 

Lodging Information and COVID Protocols

Sponsorship and Vendor Information