Emergency Management Forum 2023

When:  May 9th - 11th
Where: Helena Great Northern Hotel, 835 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, MT 59602
Who should attend: Emergency management professionals from all sectors

Montana DES is excited to host the 2023 Emergency Management Forum. This event will bring together professionals from across the state and across sectors to hear from an extensive group of presenters, share best practices, and network with peers.

  • May 9th - Topics will include policy/legislative updates, disaster mitigation, communication styles, navigating multi-generational workplaces, and more.
  • May 10th - Topics will focus on response and recovery resources available. Speakers will cover areas such as VOAD, access and functional needs, University System resources, and more.
  • May 11th - The final half-day will feature some information sharing and best practices from neighboring states and jurisdictions.

Click below for the draft agenda - updated versions will be posted as speakers and details are confirmed.

EM Forum Draft Agenda as of March 3


Vendor opportunities are available. A limited number of vendor tables will be offered for $500 per table. Cost includes registration/meals for one attendee. Vendors will be located in the refreshment room so will be able to interact with attendees during breaks and in between sessions.

Vendor Information


Click the button below to register and pay as either a participant or vendor. The deadline to register is April 28th. Day-of registrations will not be accepted.

Register and Pay

Questions may be directed to mtdesprep@mt.gov 

Hotel blocks are available at the following venues. Additional room blocks will be added if necessary and this page will be updated with that information.


Helena Great Northern Hotel - deadline to book is April 8
835 Great Northern Blvd
Helena, MT  59602


Holiday Inn Express & Suites - deadline to book is April 24
Block is under "Emergency Management Forum"
3170 N Sanders St.
Helena, MT  59602


Helena Home2Suites
Block is under "Emergency Management Forum"
3325 N. Sanders Street Helena MT 59602