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2017 MnAFPM Conference

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Business Meeting: Open to All Members 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday night “Icebreaker” with trivia and prizes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Training

7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Registration

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Exhibitor Setup

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

National Floodplain Basic Review 

8:00 am - 9:45 am

Emergency Action Plans

8:00 am - 9:45 am

Developing a Quality Stormwater Application

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

A Fieldworker’s Guide to Thunderstorm Hazards: Observation and Safety 

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

In-situ Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Field Tour (lunch included) 

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

XP SWMM Part 1

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

XP SWMM Part 2

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Exhibitor Reception: Exhibits open with hot hors d’oeuvres & cash bar

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Conference

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration/Breakfast Buffet 

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Opening Remarks

8:15 am - 9:45 am

Plenary Session A: - Climate Change 

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Break in Exhibit Area

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break in Exhibit Area

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Plenary Session B - Restoration and Protection Strategies

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Closing Remarks/Prize Drawings/Awards

Friday, November 17, 2017

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Certified Floodplain Managers Exam

The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) offers a national certification exam for those with extensive floodplain management knowledge. This exam, offered at this conference from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on Friday, November 17, covers the history and regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), natural and beneficial value of floodplains, mitigation, flood map interpretation, Elevation Certificates, and floodplain ordinance administration.


To apply to take the exam you must: 
1) Fill out the exam application found on the ASFPM website at www.floods.org under “Certification,” and 
2) Pay the exam registration fee to ASFPM

It is strongly recommended you start the exam application process at least three weeks in advance of the exam date. It is also recommended that those taking the exam attend the one-day National Floodplain Basics review course. Go to www.floods.org for more information and to download the application and FEMA publication 480, “Floodplain Management Requirements: A Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials.”