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2022 Idaho VOAD Annual Conference

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Click here to register for this year’s annual Idaho VOAD conference! Please register by August 25.

(If you have a special dietary need, or need to request an accommodation, such as ASL, please email [email protected] by Friday, August 19, 2022.)


Friday, September 9

8:00-8:45a – Breakfast & Registration

Breakfast: Sausage, breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs, and breakfast pastries, coffee.

8:45-9:00 – Opening Remarks: Rick Sego, Team Rubicon & Idaho VOAD Board Chair

9:00-10:00 – IDAVOAD Exercise Hot Wash: Participate in an after-action review of the IDAVOAD exercise held in August.

10:00-10:15 – Break

10:15-11:00 – Public Safety Power Shutoff: Hear from Idaho Power about preemptive public safety power shutoff guidelines and procedures being planned for future wildfires in Idaho and what IDAVOAD members and partners should expect with long-term power shutoffs.

11:00-12:00p – Family Reunification Panel Discussion: From active shooter events to earthquakes, learn from community partners about the unique and critical role VOAD members play in family reunification.

12:00-1:30 – Lunch & Keynote: Lessons Learned from Oregon on Wildfires and VOAD Engagement.

Lunch: Beef served with flour tortillas, a mix of beans and rice, shredded lettuce, cheese, pico do gallo, and sour cream; chips and salsa.

1:30-2:30 – Keeping Our Lamps Lit and Ready for Action – Faith-Based Organizations as Part of the Whole Community Response to Disaster: Learn how faith-based community groups are the foundation to disaster response and recovery. Panelists include representatives from Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Latter-Day Saints Charities, Mennonite Disaster Services, and Methodist Disaster Response.

2:30-3:00 – It’s Your Call. Make It A Priority: Learn about free, critical emergency telecommunication services, how you can subscribe to the services, how they work, and how and when to use them when you need them most.

3:00-3:15 – Break

3:15-5:00 – IDAVOAD COVID-19 Hot Wash

5:00-5:30 – IDAVOAD Board Meeting: Board Elections

5:30-7:00 – Dinner & Social Hour

Dinner: We’re figuring it out.

Saturday, September 10

9:30-10:30a – Tour the Idaho Office of Emergency Management Idaho Response Center (11331 West Chinden Boulevard, Building #8)




August 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm