NEMA Annual

Guidehouse is a platinum sponsor and exhibitor (Table Top #10) of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) 2023 Annual Forum from October 2-5, in Memphis, TN.

NEMA's Annual Forum is the premier opportunity for emergency management professionals to collaborate, enhance relationships, discuss important topics with public and private sector colleagues, and celebrate the service one another devote to the emergency management practice. Annual Forum sessions will highlight successes in emergency management while showcasing the diversity and cultural significance of the Memphis area.


Guidehouse Sessions

Combating "Contested Information" During Disaster Response and Recovery

Date & Time: Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 8:30 - 9:30 AM CT

Description: In our current digital environment, the widespread use of online media means anyone can be a messenger—making it increasingly difficult to discern whether the information comes from a reliable and trusted source. This often results in misinformation and disinformation, which can impede the emergency management community’s ability to communicate complete, accurate, and timely information about disasters. Misinformation can occur intentionally, through bad actors seeking to use emergency situations for their own gain, or unintentionally, through inconsistent messaging or from emerging information contradicting previous information. The emergency management community is susceptible to mis- and disinformation, due to the complexity of environmental science, the intricacy of disaster response, and the uncertainty surrounding new and emerging information during emergency situations. This susceptibility requires emergency management partners to understand what misinformation is and learn how it can be combated.

Moderator: Jeremias Alvarez, Partner, Defense & Security, Guidehouse


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