About the Partners in Preparedness Summit

The Partners in Preparedness Summit serves as a forum for those working in emergency management to share best practices and develop relationships with community members. This allows for a more effective understanding of, and response to, the 61 million Americans who have disabilities during disasters.
Since 2011, there has been five Arizona Partners in Preparedness Summits. These were one or two day in-person conferences that brought together the local communities, individuals, organizations, and government agencies working on innovative approaches to inclusive disaster readiness.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected every state and territory in the nation. As a result, Arizona teamed up with the National Council on Independent Living, the Partnership on Inclusive Disaster Strategies, and the World Institute on Disability to transform a statewide one-day conference, into this year’s 2020 Partners in Preparedness Summit Series: Disability Justice in Crisis.
View the summer schedule and RSVP today for one of our many upcoming events. All events are free and open to the public.
Please share your thoughts with us on social media! Use the hashtags #PIPSummit or #DisabilityJustice.


2020 Partners in Preparedness Summit Series

Learn About the Summit

Learn more about this year’s Summit Series

This year's Partners in Preparedness Summit Series begins on Tuesday, June 30th with a kickoff webconference. Each week during the Summer of 2020, there will be a webinar panel on a different disability justice topic, from racial justice to environmental sensitivities. Panelists are subject matter experts from around the nation. There will be a social media wrap up during the month of September for National Preparedness Month.

Sign up for the 2020 PIP Summit

Sign Up Today for the Kickoff Series Event

The 2020 Partners in Preparedness Summit Series Kickoff Webconference will take place on Tuesday, June 30th from 9am to 4pm. Presenting will be speakers from the National Council on Independent Living, the Pacific ADA Center, the Partnership In Inclusive Disaster Strategies, and the World Institute On Disability. Learn more about emergency preparedness for individuals who have disabilities from the national experts!

2020 Summit Series Webinars

Starting the last week of June, there will be a webinar once a week for the rest of the summer. Each webinar will have a panel of experts on different topics to discuss the 2020 theme, Disability Justice During Crisis. Events are free. Registration is required.

Racial Justice Webinar
Housing Justice
Behavioral Health
Covid-19 and the Law
Covid-19 & Developmental Disabilities
Covid-19 & Immigration
Indigenous Justice
Covid-19 and Veterans
Environmental Sensitivities
COVID-19 & the U.S. Territories

Meet Our 2020 National Summit Partners

National Council on Independent Living


Partnership in Inclusive Disaster Strategies


World Institute on Disability