Emergency management is a constantly evolving field. At the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Annual conversations about what the future of emergency management looks like. With technology constantly changing, new risks being identified, increasing political tensions, and changing social and demographic standards, the future of emergency management is simultaneously bright and murky. Technologies like augmented reality and the growing expectation of the public will continue to force professional emergency managers to radically shift when, where, and how technology is deployed before, during, and after disasters. The partisan issues of American politics do not stop during disaster response and recovery. Political sensitivity continues to be a major issue as was evident during the BP Oil Spill and Super storm Sandy recovery. Although the national economy continues to be sluggish, there are other emerging economies that are going to impact emergency management.