TIEMS 2016 Annual Conference Took Place in

September 13 - 15, 2016
San Diego, California, USA

Innovation and Urban Planning for Emergency Resilience  in Large Cities

Come and join us in San Diego in September, and let us together focus on how to make our cities more resilient!

K. Harald Drager
TIEMS President

Welcome to San Diego by the City MayorAnker 

On behalf of the citizens of San Diego, I would like to welcome you to The International Emergency Management Society 2016 Annual Conference.
San Diego has worked diligently at fostering communication, collaboration and sharing best practices among our countless professionals in the fields of healthcare, public health, emergency medical services and emergency management. As we are often reminded, ensuring disaster readiness and building healthier, safer and more resilient communities must be a top national priority.
San Diego is a shining example to the nation in the field of emergency preparedness, drawing on our thriving defense industry, expertise in innovation, and cross-border collaboration.
San Diego is known for its world-class restaurants, beautiful beaches and thriving neighborhoods. While visiting, I hope that you have the opportunity to experience some of the attractions that America’s Finest City has to offer.

Please accept my warmest wishes for an enjoyable event in San Diego.

Best personal regards,
                Kevin L. Faulconer
                   San Diego City Mayor











TIEMS Rohrmann Student Scholarship Fund

TIEMS Rohrmann Student Scholarship Fund was initiated by Bernd Rohrmann, who donated the basic funds for TIEMS to be able to support graduate students to participate in TIEMS annual conferences.

This Fund will financially support two students each year, and students are encouraged to submit their paper proposals and applications for financial support by filling in the application form according to the Rules and Procedures for the Fund. Students need to fill out the Application Form and send as instructed at the end of the form.


IEMS 2016 Conference Registration and Payment

Conference registration includes:

  • One-year TIEMS membership (not included in single day passes)
  • Conference program and online access to abstracts, presentation materials, and full papers
  • Attendance at all plenary and subject sessions
  • First Night Reception ($25 charge for single day pass holders and non-registered guests)
  • Coffee breaks and lunch

 Special Tour to San Diego State Visualization Center

The Viz Center is a physical space but one that largely represents relationships between people and organizations collectively attempting to positively impact the worlds of Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief, Community Resilience, Search and Rescue, and aid to operational Emergency Responders and Homeland Security.
The Viz Center specializes in organizing and delivering geospatial data (dots on maps) over small networks (terabytes to the handheld) for emergency response and disasters. By linking emerging technologies, innovative back-end processing, and operational needs especially for disaster, the Viz Center community is attempting to assist our community, region, nation, and world in responding to difficult situations with critical information, knowledge, and decision-support tools.

 TIEMS 2016 Conference Venue

Join us in America’s Finest City - San Diego, California at the city’s new Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. At nearly 500,000 square feet and standing nine-stories high, the San Diego Central Library boasts the latest technology, an outdoor garden and courtyard café, an art gallery, and views of the San Diego Bay, Petco Park, and the San Ysidro Border Crossing—the busiest land-border crossing in the world.

San Diego is also home to Balboa Park, SeaWorld® San Diego, Legoland® California, historic Old Town San Diego, the Gaslamp District, and beautiful beaches.

Travel Lindbergh Field at the San Diego International Airport (SAN) is 5.3 miles from the conference facility. Transportation from the airport to the conference can be obtained the public transpor- tation, taxi, or Uber.

Non-US persons may need to apply for a visa to attend the conference. If you need a visa, you will need to obtain one from the US Embassy Consular Section in your country. How to obtain a visa is described at Obtaining a Visa.  If you need a visa, we recommend you start the process right away, as it can take several months.

If your country is listed as part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you may not need a visa. (You will, however, require a machine-readable passport.) A list of countries participating in the VWP can be found here: Visa Waiver Program.

San Diego Library



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