About ARC

The Advancing & Redefining Communities for Emergency Management (ARC) Conference supports groundbreaking, evidence-based practices in emergency management. We share these practices and tools with professionals with an interest in disaster preparedness and response. We explicate emerging emergency management issues for executives, emergency managers, and the general public alike.  We promote advances in emergency management that help ensure timely, high-quality care for communities during disasters. We are unique in that our discourse includes Veterans and their families in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Our Vision: To strengthen community resiliency across the nation and globe before, during, and after a disaster or emergency.

Our Mission: Promote innovative, evidence-based emergency management tools and practices to enhance disaster resilience for local and global communities.

ARC Conference is funded by the Emergency Management for Community Collaborative (EM4CC), a 501(c)(3) private community benefit organization (Tax ID# 46-5226042). Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC) staff identify topics and organize panel discussions for the Conference.