Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 8:00 AM MDT
Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 4:30 PM MDT

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The Riverside Hotel
2900 W Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID 83714

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Contact IOEMConference2023@imd.idaho.gov


If you have not registered but would like to attend the event, on-site registration is available when the event begins. Sign-ups for the INL ICScape Room are still available. 

The 2023 Idaho Office of Emergency Management's Annual Preparedness and Cybersecurity Conference will take place in Boise, ID on October 24th-26th. Topics will include emergency preparedness, disaster recovery, mitigation activities, cyber preparedness and defense, and more. Join us in keeping Idaho communities prepared and resilient!

Who should attend the IOEM Annual Preparedness and Cybersecurity Conference: 

The APCC is an education, outreach, and training event for local and state government officials including emergency managers, County Commissioners and Tribal Council Members, as well as cyber professionals from state and local government or the private sector.


Cost to Attend:

IOEM will sponsor one county or Tribal Emergency Manager per jurisdiction, as well as one County Commissioner or Tribal Council Member per jurisdiction, one cybersecurity professional per jurisdiction, and two spots to be chosen by the county/Tribal leadership. These sponsored positions must participate in emergency management planning, response, or recovery (ex. local fire chief, police chief, IT professionals, county clerk, finance, or cybersecurity).

Sponsorship will include travel, lodging, and per diem reimbursement when applicable. If you are being sponsored by IOEM, you are required to sign in and attend the following full days of the conference:

  • County/Tribal Emergency Managers - Day 1-3
  • County Commissioners/Tribal Council Members - Day 1-3
  • Cybersecurity Professionals - Day 2 and Day 3

We encourage everyone to attend all three days of the conference for a well-rounded emergency management/cybersecurity update.

For all other participants, the registration fee for the IOEM Annual Preparedness Conference is $75.

Registration for the October 26th Cybersecurity Day is free. Registration is required to attend.

Whova Event Platform: 

All attendees are encouraged to sign up for Whova, the official conference app, to access our detailed agenda, speaker bios, and to network with other attendees. Log in using the email you used to register for the conference. If you are asked for a code, please use IOEMAPCC2023. 

You can download the app from the Apple or Google Play store on your phone or use the web version.

Please take time to explore the platform and ask our speakers questions ahead of the sessions! We will be using the Whova platform to moderate audience questions during the sessions.


Check out the full conference agenda and

 speaker bios here or on the Whova App!

We are also excited to announce Idaho National Laboratory's ICScape Room will be on-site during the conference! 

Take part in a cyber version of the popular escape room concept. Developed for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Industrial Control Systems Escape Room, or "ICScape Room," provides a dynamic learning experience for newcomers to cybersecurity as well as seasoned cyber incident responders. The ICScape Room experience includes a series of traditional escape room puzzles mixed with cybersecurity elements that utilize passive and active network discovery tools and techniques. Puzzles exist for all skill levels.