Call for Presenters
PAFPM 2018 Annual Conference
Floodplain Management: The Next Generation
Tools and Rules for

September 18-19, 2018

The Central Hotel & Conference Center
800 E Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

This year PAFPM is seeking presentations that focus on tools, resources, and best practices showcasing a 21st century approach to floodplain management. We've come a long way since the National Flood Insurance Program was established 50 years ago and we still have a long road ahead. In addition to extreme weather and increased flooding, flood insurance reform and federal policies are impacting Pennsylvania communities and we want to explore unique approaches and solutions to floodplain management this fall.

Please complete the proposal form below NO LATER THAN JULY 20, 2018 to be considered.

Preference may be given to proposals relating to the following subjects:

• Joint stormwater and floodplain management planning and implementation
• Local solutions to flood insurance changes
• Planning for climate change and future conditions
• Legislation and policy discussion, reform, impact, and improvement
• Mapping/GIS tools or applications for risk identification and mitigation
• Social science and risk communication and acceptability
• Pairing or utilizing unique funding and/or resources to improve floodplain management
• Integration of floodplain management into other planning mechanisms (Historic, Greenways,
Land use, transportation, stormwater, etc.)


Our Annual Conference attracts a broad audience, including local, state, and federal government officials, engineers, consultants, planners, non-profit organizations, and involved citizens. Presentations should be dynamic, interesting, and prepared for a wide audience.

Please direct session proposal questions to Taryn Murray, Committee Chair, at tmurray@mbakerintl.com or flood@pafpm.org.

Presenters selected receive a discounted conference registration rate of $100.

We look forward to hearing about all of your great ideas and successes!

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