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2024 Annual Conference
2024 Joint MNAFPM-IFSMA Conference 
November 13-15, 2024 
Holiday Inn - Austin, MN

The 2024 annual conference will be a joint conference with the Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers, to be held November 13-15 in Austin MN.

Conference attendees consist of federal, state and local government officials, planners, engineers, consultants, researchers, educators, watershed organizations, realtors, appraisers, and insurance agents. The conference agenda will focus on hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, floodplain management guidance, recovery programs, flood control projects, case studies, and mapping. 

Hotel: The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Austin.

A block of 75 rooms has been reserved at a rate of of $145 plus tax. Many alternative accommodations are within close proximity. The Cobblestone Hotel is recommended. 

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday (11/13) - Trainings, tour, and evening exhibitors reception
Thursday (11/14)  - Breakout & plenary sessions
Friday (11/15) - CFM Exam


IFSMA Webinars

Have you missed the IFSMA webinars? Members can click the links below to view past presentations.

March 2024: IFSMA Annual Meeting / Understanding the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

January 2024: Developing Flash Flood Forecasting Tools for the US and the World

August 2023: Iowa Flood Center Tools & Information

July 2023: Flood Preparedness, Response & Recovery

February 2023: An Overview of Flood Mitigation Funding Opportunities

April 2022: IFSMA's Interactive Panel Discussion: All Things CRS!

February 2022: Iowa River Restoration Toolbox

July 2021: Levees

April 2021 The CRS in Program in Iowa

February 2021: Floodplain Management in Iowa's Smaller Communities

Past Conferences



Interested in joining IFSMA?

We offer three levels of annual membership:
Agency/Corporation/Partnership (inc. 5)  $150
Individual  $40
Student  $10

To join, click here.
For more information, contact our Secretary.

IFSMA Newsletters

CFMs - do you need CECs?

Check out the ASFPM Training Center for a list of upcoming Conferences, Webinars, and other training opportunities.

Did you know?
IFSMA has a Ward’s Stormwater Floodplain Simulation model that can be checked out for demonstration at your next event.  The model offers a great opportunity to educate adults and children alike about the impact of human activity in the floodplain.  To reserve, please click here.


IFSMA is an Iowa Corporation, organized for the purposes of:

  • promoting public awareness and education of proper floodplain and stormwater management;
  • promoting the professional status of floodplain and stormwater professionals;
  • enhancing cooperation and exchange of information among professionals in fields related to floodplain and stormwater management;
  • disseminating general and technical information about hazard mitigation and disaster prevention;and
  • informing concerned individuals about pending floodplain and stormwater management legislation.

IFSMA - 31st State Chapter of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)