Spouse Program

The IAEM Spouse program is a great opportunity to meet your fellow travelers, touch base with past friends, and coordinate your plans for exploring the beautiful area of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It includes daily activities and opportunities to enjoy the area while meeting fellow spouses of IAEM Conference attendees.

Show your IAEM badge and receive discounts for dining, shopping and area attractions, including the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the John Ball Zoo.

(The IAEM Spouse program is for those traveling with Conference Attendees and who are not involved in emergency management. To register, a conference attendee must register you as a guest).


Spouse Full Registration only $285 includes:

Admittance to all conference general and breakout sessions, EMEX including lunch & receptions, Sunday’s Welcome & Networking Party, Monday’s Networking Lunch and Wednesday’s President’s Reception & Banquet

Select Registration type: Spouse Full registration (not in EM but with a conference attendee)

(To attend one or more of the ticketed events below, but not the Spouse Full registration, select registration type: Spouse – a la carte (those not in EM but with a conference attendee) then select the ticketed event you wish to purchase.)

2018 Daily Schedule of Events

(If you did not register for the full spouse registration and would like to attend one or more of the ticketed events below, select registration type: Spouse – a la carte (those not in emerg. mgmt. but with a conference attendee) then select the ticketed event you wish to purchase.)

Saturday, October 20

Many one-hour time slots available – $21
Escape Room Outing
5:30pm – 7:30pm – Free
Exclusive Private Tour of Spectrum Health

Sunday, October 21

Many one-hour time slots available – $21
Escape Room Outing
4:30pm – 5:15pm – No Charge
Pre-Welcome Party Meet & Greet
5:30pm – 7:30pm – $55
Welcome & Networking Party at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Monday, October 22

9:45am – 12:00pm & 1:45pm – 2:45pm  – No Charge
Social Room – a place to hang out, plan the day’s activities, socialize and create a painting for the Scholarship Auction including a smaller one to take home.
12:15pm – 1:30pm – $35
Monday’s Networking Luncheon
6:00pm – 8:00pm – $79
EMEX Opening Reception – meet exhibitors, socialize and network with other conference attendees all while enjoying the opening reception..

Tuesday, October 23

8:00am – 9:30am & 1:15pm – 2:15pm  – No Charge
Social Room – a place to hang out, plan the day’s activities, socialize and create a painting for the Scholarship Auction including a smaller one to take home.
9:30am – 7:30pm – $137
EMEX all-day pass – meet exhibitors, socialize, network with other conference attendees, enjoy complimentary lunch and reception in the evening, plus raise your paddle to bid on items to help support the future of the emergency management profession
6:00pm – 7:30pm   – No Charge
Scholarship Auction – Come join other conference attendees for the annual Scholarship Auction and raise your paddle to bid on items to help support the future of the emergency management profession.

Wednesday, October 24

11:15am – 12:15pm & 1:45pm – 4:00pm  – No Charge
Social Room – a place to hang out, plan the day’s activities and socialize.
10:30am – 1:45pm – $108
EMEX all day pass – meet exhibitors, socialize and network with other conference attendees, includes complimentary lunch
6:00pm – 8:30pm – $99
Wednesday’s President’s Reception & Banquet