Upcoming Conferences

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These upcoming conferences and meetings may be searched by month.


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February 10-12, 2015
International Disaster Conference and Expo
International Disaster Conference and Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost and Registration:  $375 before December 5, open until filled
This conference will explore public and private disaster response from an international perspective and offer solutions to prevent property loss in catastrophes. Topics include, emergency management resilience, response and recovery technology innovations, public health and medical management, animals in disasters, and insurance considerations.

February 11-12, 2014
Citizen Science 2015
Citizen Science Association
San Jose, California
Cost and Registration: $300, open until filled
This conference will work to inspire collaboration and an exchange of ideas between citizen scientists from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and experience levels. Topics will include challenges faced by citizen scientists, making connections in the educational community, digital opportunities, evaluating the citizen science experience, and designing and implementing citizen science projects.

February 18-19, 2015
Disaster Resilience Workshop
National Institute for Standards and Technology
San Diego, California
Cost and Registration: $130, open until filled
This workshop is one in a series of events that will focus on the role that buildings and infrastructure lifelines play in ensuring community resilience.  Topics include resilient infrastructure, impacts on social systems, resilience tools and metrics, interdependencies among buildings, and reducing community vulnerability.

February 20, 2015
Creating a Resilient Aging Society
World Health Organization
Kobe, Japan           
Cost and Registration: Not listed, open until filled

This conference will examine the health, psychosocial, and physical needs of aging populations in disasters. Topics include long-term health consequences, social welfare, community responsibilities, and case studies of the elderly population after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

February 23-25, 2015
National Tornado Summit
University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cost and Registration: $225 before December 5, open until filled
This summit will provide insights on improving mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to save lives and property in the United States. Topics include emergency management planning after disaster, the effect of climate change on severe weather, alternative building materials, improving building codes, increasing public safety, and enhancing storm shelters.

February 23, 2014
International LiDAR Mapping Forum
The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society
Denver, Colorado
Cost and Registration: $575 before December 19, open until filled
This conference will communicate new technologies and purposes for LiDAR, a technology that examines the surface of the earth using remote sensors. Topics include coastal zone mapping and lessons learned, modern hydrographic techniques, single photon LiDAR, mapping the Oso landslide, and implementing LiDAR in transportation.

February 23-25, 2015
Climate Leadership Conference
The Climate Registry, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and others
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: Not Listed
This conference will examine climate change through the lenses of policy, innovation, and business solutions. Topics include climate policy and carbon markets, identifying climate risks, using data to inform climate strategies, cultivating employee engagement, the energy-water nexus, long-term energy planning, climate risk and the supply chain, and climate projections and implications.

February 25-27, 2015
Eighth Annual Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum
New York, New York
Cost and Registration: $695 before January 2, open until filled

This conference will discuss the challenges of building sustainable and resilient infrastructure and offer solutions and strategies. Topics include optimizing the electric grid, urban mass transit projects, water and wastewater projects, and New York City as a global hub for infrastructure.

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March 5-6, 2015
Decentralized Disaster Governance in Urbanizing Asia
National University of Singapore
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This conference will examine how citizens can take part in a decentralized decision-making process that improves disaster preparedness within the community. Topics include long-term disaster preparedness, post-disaster impacts on governments, and shared disaster experiences.

March 14-18, 2015
World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Sendai, Japan
Cost and Registration: Not listed, closes February 20

This conference will discuss international disaster risk reduction and recovery from the viewpoint of all levels of governance. Topics include earthquakes and tsunamis as mega disasters, disaster resilient cultural heritage, agriculture and nutrition, and resiliency in the tourism sector.

March 18-20, 2015
Virginia Emergency Management Symposium
Virginia Emergency Management Association
Hampton, Virginia
Cost and Registration: $425, open until filled

This conference will examine the divide between practitioners and the academic study of emergency management using specific events. Topics include the Cherrystone Campground tornado, the efficiency of technology in emergency management, vulnerable populations and their experience with Hurricane Irene, and threats to the power grid.

March 22-25, 2015
Spring World 2015
Disaster Recovery Journal
Orlando, Florida
Cost and Registration: $1,095 before January 23, open until filled
This conference focuses on providing continuity managers with the information they need to conduct efficient disaster recovery. Topics include global resiliency, cloud computing, cybersecurity, industry regulations, and challenges faced by senior continuity practitioners.

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