2022 Annual Conference

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 to Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The 2022 Conference was held at Double Tree Hotel & Conference Center on October 25 & 26, 2022.

Please view our 2022 Conference recap at: https://conta.cc/3zJp85Z

Please see our Conference supporters below who, without their support, we would not be able to put on such a great conference.

October 25, 2022     October 26, 2022  
IPWMAN Board Meeting 9:00 AM   Breakfast  7:00 AM
IPWMAN Board Lunch 11:00 AM   Session 1 8:00 AM
      Break 9:00 AM
Conference registration 12:00 PM   Annual Meeting 9:15 AM
Presidents Welcome 1:00 PM   Session 2 10:30 AM
Larry Sigler -- Waffle House - Storm Playbook 2022 1:30 PM   Break 11:30 AM
Break 2:30 PM   Session 3 11:45 AM
David Adler -- Event Ready Part One 2:45 PM   Session 4 1:00 PM
Mike Bardou (NWS) -- Event Ready Part Two 3:45 PM   Box Lunch to go  2:00 PM
Round Table - Spring Storm Event 4:45 PM      
Reception 5:30 PM      

The 4 sessions will contain five educational tracks

Emergency Management
- Severe Storm Spotter Training and Safety
Situational Awareness and Active Shooter Preparation in the Workplace
Media Interviews . . . Who, What, Where, When 
- IPEMA Overview

2 Forestry

- Beyond the Waffle House Index
Introduction to Tree Risk Assessment
Disaster Deployment Safety Doesn’t Take Shortcuts 

Legal Concerns for Emergency Response and Recovery Agencies 

3 Fleet
Vehicle Warning Lights

Lip Service or Full Service? 

Cyber Security/Terrorism Awareness
- Cybersecurity: An Organization Wide Responsibility
Priority Telecommunications Services (Government Emergency Telecommunications Services (GETS) and Wireless Priority Service (WPS))
Threat Deterrence / Site Planning 
IEMA Training Program Overview 

- Snow and Ice Control Training
- Flagger Training – Part 1 of 3
- Flagger Training – Part 2 of 3
- Flagger Training – Part 3 of 3




IPWMAN would like to thank our generous supporters whose generosity makes this conference possible.


Reception Sponsors



Gold Sponsors



Bronze Sponsor






Altorfer Cat

Bonnell Industries

Chicago Communications

The Davey Tree Expert Company

Ewing Safety and Industrial, Inc.

Illinois Arborist Association (IAA)

IDOT-Technology Transfer Center

Illinois Public Service Institute (IPSI)

Imagination Print & Design

JX Truck Center - Peterbilt

LRS CleanSweep

Monroe Truck Equipment

Standard Equipment