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2020 Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference

May 6 & 7, 2020
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds

The Coastal Bend Emergency Management Association (CBEMA) and Nueces County are hosting the 10th annual Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference.  This conference has been a great success, drawing professionals from the lower Texas Coast and ensuring all community stakeholders have access to high quality training and networking that is typically only available at a lager more expensive, state and national level conference. The audience includes professionals with experience ranging from those new to emergency management, to those who are expert emergency managers; and incorporates the full range of local, state and federal government responders and policy makers, volunteer organizations, healthcare professionals, private business and industry representatives.

2020 Conference At‑a‑Glance


Date: May 6-7, 2020


Location: Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds

1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.

Robstown, TX 78380


Tentative Schedule:


Wednesday, May 6



7:30      Doors Open/Registration Open/Exhibition Area Opens

9:00      Welcome & Opening Ceremony

10:00    Break/Exhibition Area Opens

11:00    Keynote Speakers


Lunch   11:30 – 12:30 (Provided)



12:30   Breakout Session 1

2:00     Breakout Session 2

3:30     Breakout Session 3

4:30     Exhibitor Demonstrations


Thursday, May 7



7:30     Doors Open/Late Registration

8:30     Breakout Session 4

10:00   Breakout Session 5

11:30   Breakout Session 6


Lunch   12:30 – 1:30 (Provided)



1:30     HurrEx  (various tabletop exercises- all participants)

5:00     End of Conference


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The Coastal Bend Emergency Management Association (CBEMA) is now accepting proposals for the 2020 Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference scheduled for May 6 & 7 at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, Texas.

Last year’s conference had over 1000 participants representing the full range of local, state and federal governmental responders and policy makers, voluntary organizations, healthcare professionals, private businesses and industry representatives. Our audience includes professionals ranging from those new to emergency preparedness, all the way to expert emergency managers, with many years of experience.  Our regional conference has had great success along the mid Texas Coast by ensuring full engagement of all community stakeholders by providing high quality training and networking that is typically only available at more expensive, statewide and national level conferences. 

Our planning committee will consider session presentations that reflect the vast needs and experience levels of our whole community.  If you would like to share your knowledge and best practices, we invite you to send us your session proposals for any relevant topic related to coastal hurricane and/or all hazards preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.


Speaker Submissions

Interested presenters are asked to submit the Presenter Submission Form on or before February 14, 2020 by email to CBHurricaneConference@gmail.com.  Final approval of presentations will be made by the CBEMA Conference Planning Committee.  Presenters will be notified of selection via email on or before March 1 to include the time and date of your presentation. The general schedule of activities is included on the last page of this packet. 

Please direct any speaker-related questions pertaining to the submission process to CBHurricaneConference@gmail.com or 361-885-3620.


Event Sponsorship & Expo Exhibitors   


If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor or an expo exhibitor for this event, please contact the planning committee by email at CBHurricaneConference@gmail.com or call 361-888-0513 for sponsorship information, exhibitor packet or additional opportunities to participate. 

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