2020 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium
"20/20 Vision After the Disaster"

March 31 - April 3, The Hotel Roanoke

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. 

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Registration Type

VEMA Member

VEMA Student Member

VEMA Non-Member

3 Days (includes Thursday Winner Circle Dinner)




Wednesday Only




Thursday Only (does not include Winner Circle Dinner)




Friday Only




*After February 28th, there is a $50 late fee for all attendees

Click here for complete lodging Information for Hotel Roanoke *Includes update on government room availability & secondary location

VEMA Networking Events Information (Golf & Painting on Tuesday)

Vendor & Sponsor Information

Symposium Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to VEMA, 4461 Cox Road, Suite 110, Glen Allen, VA  23060. Verbal cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations received before February 21st will be issued a full refund, by check. Refunds received between February 22nd and March 6th will be assessed a $30 administration fee. Full registration fees will be charged if written cancellation is not received by close of business on March 7th.