13th Annual MAFSM Conference – Registration is open!

Photos courtesy of AMY STONEBREAKER photography of Oldtown, Maryland

You are invited to the 13th Annual MAFSM Conference on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, MD.

Registration deadline is September 29th so register now!


The featured speaker for this year’s conference is Kristin Baja.  Kristin has over a decade of experience in climate resilience, climate adaptation, hazard mitigation, floodplain management and equity. Kristin holds a Masters of Urban Planning and a Masters of Science from the University of Michigan. In 2016, Kristin was recognized by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change for her work on climate and equity.

Kristin is the Climate Resilience Officer for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN). In this role, she is responsible for helping cities identify strategic ways to advance climate resilience planning and implementation, and build capacity to take action. Kristin directly supports cities by facilitating deeper relationships between local governments and other stakeholders while advancing learning, collaboration, and momentum around climate resilience and equity. Kristin focuses 70% of her time directly supporting cities in the Mid-Atlantic region and facilitating stronger regional connectivity.

In addition to a our opening speaker, this year’s conference will feature vendor exhibits, optional floodplain management training and a packed agenda with over 30 technical presentations.

Click here to download a PDF of the conference schedule.

For an interactive schedule, we’re happy to announce that our MAFSM 2017 Conference Guidebook App is also out now.  This app will allow you to click through presentations to read abstracts and speaker bios, select presentations for a customized schedule so you don’t miss your favorite topics, and more.

You can click here to start with a web version of the app.

Then, when you want all of the conference info at your fingertips while you’re on-the-go, click here to get a download link for the app sent to your phone.


Interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor? Check out all opportunities below!


To register as a sponsor, click here.


MAFSM supports the education of its members by offering up to 10 conference scholarships/association memberships to its 13th Annual Conference.

These scholarships are aimed towards community officials who would not otherwise have an opportunity to attend the conference and who would benefit greatly by implementing lessons learned upon their return to their communities. Those who are presenting increase their chances of being selected for the scholarship, however presenting is not a requirement to apply.

For information on how to apply please visit our scholarship page here.


In addition to the conference we are also hosting a pre-conference Floodplain Management Training on October 11th for $50. Space is limited so if interested sign up for that with your registration!  Kevin Wagner from the Maryland Department of the Environment and Shilpa Anand, CFM from Stantec will deliver the training at the Atkins office at 3901 Calverton Boulevard, 4th Floor Calverton, MD 20705.

To find more information on the conference and to register for the conference click here.