I AM Ready™ Preparedness Conference


Hosted by Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), the 2018 I AM Ready™ Preparedness Conference is an exciting 3 days of workshops, seminars, keynotes, exhibitors and more to equip families and individuals emotionally, spiritually and physically in order to meet the needs of those affected by disaster. At this conference, nationally-recognized experts and speakers will give attendees the chance to participate in a wide variety of workshops, ranging from backyard food production and emotional and spiritual readiness to civil unrest case studies and how the church should respond. Lastly, the 2018 I AM Ready Preparedness Conference allows attendees to equip themselves with the necessary tools, tips and take-aways from the exhibitors and presentations being offered.

Need help? Email us at conference@adrntx.org.


Thursday, Sept 27th
Conference Kick-Off in the Evening

Friday, Sept 28th - Saturday, Sept 29th (All day both days)
Enjoy workshops, seminars, and exhibitors through out the day with keynote guest speakers presenting in the morning and evening to open and close each day of the conference.



September 27th-29th, 2018
Riverbend Church in Austin

4214 N Capital of Texas HWY
Austin, TX 78746 (view map)


$95 // Ready Pricing
3-day access to workshops, seminars, exhibitors and keynotes.
Pricing valid Sept 26th at 5pm through Sept 29th at 11pm. 

$85 per person // Group Ticket (10+)
If you are registering a group of 10 or more, enjoy additional savings of $69 per person when you register your entire group online prior to the conference. Pricing valid Sept 26th through Sept 29th.

$15 // Add: Children (Ages 5-12)
During the conference, parents are welcome to bring their children (Ages 5-12 years) and drop them off at our Children's Equipping Center (CEC) on-site at Riverbend Church where we will provide care, activities and fun built around concepts of preparedness. Pricing valid Sept 26th through September 29th.  Click here to view the CEC schedule.

$45 // Student Discount (Ages 13- 25)
Enjoy Student Pricing if you are between the ages of 13-25 years old, when you register by September 29th.


Volunteer Free Passes are no longer available. ALL SPOTS ARE FILLED. Thank you to all of those who have signed up to volunteer!


Breakout sessions offer a great way to engage with national and local experts. Several topics are offered on both Friday and Saturday to ensure attendees don't miss a workshop while customizing their learning experience.  Preparedness Demos and Lunch-n-Learn sessions will be showcased through out the conference during breaks - be sure to check the schedule as we make updates prior to the conference.

Nationally-Recognized Speakers will present topics
of learning in the areas of: 

  • How to Create Your Own Backyard Food Production to Sustain Your Family in Times of Crisis
  • Essential Food Preservation Techniques and Tools
  • How to Build a Tower Garden (without dirt, digging or weeds)
  • How to Build an All-Everything-Ready-To-Go Pack
  • Emergency Family Preparedness Steps and Tools
  • Individual & Family Disaster Planning
  • Survival First Aid (to meet emergency needs)
  • Building Your Own Toxin-Free First Aid Pharmacy
  • Preparing Your Home to Become a Place of Refuge
  • Civil Unrest Case Studies and the Church’s Response
  • Practical Steps to be Emotionally Ready for Times of Disaster
  • How to Help a Survivor Experiencing Trauma
  • Important Steps to Become Spiritually Ready
  • 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice
  • Prayers that Heal the Heart
  • Practical Steps in Encountering God's Presence, His Rest in the Midst of Chaos
  • And much more!

Register for an ADRN New Volunteer Orientation offered at the conference,
Friday and Saturday night during dinner break. Click to reserve your seat today. Must be seated by 5:05pm to get credit for the course. Chick-Fil-A will have grab-n-go meals available for purchase and prepared in advance those who pre-register online before the conference. Walk-ins welcome. Be sure to grab a bite from the food trucks and come the Building 3 upstairs to join the class! Reserve a seat and meal below.



Keynote Speaker
Dr. Richard Blackaby
Co-Author of Experiencing God

Listen as Dr Blackaby shares how he will equip participants in preparing their heart before they serve in times of disaster.


Keynote Speaker / Breakout Session
Dr. Paul R. Williams, MD
Author of When All Plans Fail

Watch Dr Williams discuss the importance of individuals and families being prepared in advance and the importance of having a plan in place before disaster strikes.


Keynote Speaker / Breakout Session
Corey Stark
Founder of Ignite the Nations

In the midst of Hurricane Lane, Corey Stark takes a moment to share his heart on why he believes being spiritually ready through biblical understanding is one of the most important ways an individual and family can be prepared prior to deploying to a disaster or experiencing a disaster.

Dr Mark Virkler

Keynote Speaker 
Dr. Mark Virkler
Author of 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice

Dr. Virkler will teach 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice as one of the most important steps in becoming spiritually prepared in order to handle crisis, whether personal or within your community. 

Give Your Child the Gift of Preparedness 

Our mission at the Children's Equipping Center, offered during the Conference on the campus of Riverbend church for children ages 5-12 years old, is to help them to "Be Prepared" through peace, prayer and prep. With fun activities, breakout trails, crafts, worship songs and more, your children will experience a "mini-conference" of their own, while parents enjoy all the conference has to offer. Offered Thursday and Friday evening, and all day Saturday, the CEC is just what your kids need. Each child will take home a planted seed or seed starter, crafts related to preparedness, backpacks with toy flashlights, and worship song lyrics.


Exhibitor or Sponsor

Reach and Engage our Audience 

ADRN’s conference aims to maximize exposure for organizations to reach and engage like-minded individuals and families preparing and equipping themselves to be ready. Our Exhibitor and Sponsor packages are tailored towards conference visibility for each organization. Exhibitors and Sponsors can take pride in the fact that they are fostering a forum for the exchange of ideas and forging connections that will leave a lasting impression. Click below to view our packages. Additional opportunities provide customizable packages to meet your organization's needs. Contact us for more information or to talk with someone on our Conference Team by emailing conference@adrntx.org.

2018 Sponsor Packet  |  2018 Exhibitor Packet


Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is comprised of over 185 Greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers bringing hope into crisis. ADRN’s network enables and empowers church members to organize, prepare, mobilize, and respond quickly in the event of disaster, great or small. Business partners, local agencies and community support play a vital role in ADRN’s mission. It is through the generosity of their in-kind donations, monetary gifts and volunteer assistance, that ADRN can fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis.

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