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March 24-25, 2014
International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management
Cost and Registration: $340, open until filled
This conference will examine new methods of research and technologies related to the study of disasters. Topics include emergency communication, decision enhancement systems, cloud computing for disaster management, crowd sourcing, damage and loss assessments, and post-disaster needs assessment.
March 24-28, 2014
International Conference on High Impact Natural Hazards related to the Euro-Mediterranean Region
European Geosciences Union
Cost and Registration: $408, open until filled
This conference will discuss large-impact natural hazards with high destruction potential (tsunamis, earthquakes, hydro-meteorological events, volcanoes, and landslides) in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Topics include best practices in prediction, the physics of tsunamis, educating students and the public on natural hazards, flooding, and volcano monitoring.
April 1-4, 2014
The National Association of City and County Health Officials and others
Cost and Registration: $750 before March 6, open until filled
This summit will take an interdisciplinary look at public health and healthcare capabilities that create more prepared communities. Topics include social media monitoring for public health response, legal topics in preparedness, the Strategic National Stockpile inventory, the role of hospitals in building resilience, regional collaboration, and preparing the national healthcare system for catastrophic disasters.
April 2-3, 2014
West Coast Storm and Disaster Planning
Cost and Registration: $1195 before March 31, open until filled
This conference will focus on the challenges faced by utility companies in preparing for and responding to disasters that are prevalent on the West Coast. Topics include mutual aid logistics, using the incident command system, communication strategies, cooperating with municipalities, and federal, state, and local response planning.
April 4-5, 2014
Planning for Disaster Resilience Symposium
Texas A&M University Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center
College Station, Texas
Cost and Registration: $100, open until filled
This symposium will discuss the key role urban planning has in creating community resilience. Topics include hazard mitigation, emergency preparedness and response planning, recovery and adaptation, evacuation planning, engaging community in disaster planning, and risk communication and development policies.
April 7, 2014
Community Centered Approach to Disaster Resilience Workshop
National Institute for Standards and Technology
Cost and Registration: $55, closes March 31
This workshop is the first of a series of events that will focus on role that buildings and infrastructure lifelines play in ensuring community resilience. Topics will include the NIST Resilience Program, building a disaster resilience framework, measuring community resilience, and creating disaster resilient communities.
April 10, 2014
The Disaster Conferences
Cost and Registration: $595, open until filled
This conference series will help businesses, organizations, and individuals analyze disaster risk, create effective emergency operation and communication plans, and find resources after a disaster. Topics include business continuity strategy, social media, organizational resilience, and applying emergency management standards to business plans.
April 14-16, 2014
2014 Southeast Regional Conference
Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Cost and Registration: $425, open until filled
This conference focuses on challenges in construction and maintenance of dams, as well as dam failure mitigation and disaster prevention. Topics include earth dam rehabilitation, dam failure liability, Alabama water policy, instrumentation and monitoring systems, and emergency action planning.
April 14-17, 2014
National Hurricane Conference
National Hurricane Conference
Cost and Registration: $350 before February 28, open until filled
This conference is focused on strengthening hurricane preparedness and response in the United States and Caribbean by exploring new ideas and lessons learned, as well as the basics. Topics include hurricane readiness for coastal cities, debris management, FEMA logistics, insurance issues, private-public partnerships for recovery, and coastal resilience tools.
April 21, 2014
Emergency Management Symposium
Baylor Health Care System
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled
This symposium will examine complex issues related to health care and emergencies and disasters, as well as identify opportunities for collaboration between multiple disciplines. Topics include the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion, the 2013 ESF8 tornado in Oklahoma, radiological threats, chemical suicides, and disaster behavioral health.
April 25-27, 2014
Wildland Fire Litigation Conference
Cost and Registration: $595, open until filled
This conference discusses infrastructure, environment, and insurance issues in wildland fire litigation. Topics include the economic evolution of wildfire suppression, professional responsibility issues, enterprise liability, federal claims litigation, valuation of natural resources, fire weather, and managing disaster claims.
April 26-30, 2014
National Planning Conference
American Planning Association
Cost and Registration: $1,045, open until filled
This conference offers sessions and workshops addressing issues in urban and environmental planning, regional planning, natural hazard risk reduction, and others. Topics include sustainable communities, stormwater planning, climate change and urban heat islands, hazard mitigation, ethics and public health, climate action plans, and climate-resilient transportation.
April 30 to May 3, 2014
Seismological Society of America
Cost and Registration: $540 before March 23, closes April 18
This annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America is open to anyone with an interest in seismic events. Topics include arrays, imaging, and seismometry; great subduction quakes; tsunami science; earthquake engineering; quake simulation; paleoseismology; hazard mapping; and induced earthquakes.
April 30-May 3, 2014
50th Anniversary Workshop
University of Delaware Disaster Research Center
Cost and Registration: $100, open until filled
This workshop will focus on the ways in which urbanization, the economy, aging infrastructure, and growing populations are creating new challenges in disaster research and management. Topics include climate change, technological failures, new research directives and methodology, integrating findings with policy needs, and basic disaster science research.
May 5-6, 2014
Global Supply Chain Risk Assessment Workshop
Military Operations Research Society and the Security Analysis and Risk Management Association
Cost and Registration: $475, open until filled
This workshop is will determine best practices for assessing supply chain risk and vulnerability, analyzing threats, and building logistic processes. Topics include threats to the U.S. logistics and acquisitions supply chain, problems with transportation, weaknesses in the supply chain, and conducting risk assessments for acquisitions and logistics.
May 5-7, 2014
The Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference
The Australian Institute of Emergency Services, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Organization, and others
Gold Coast, Australia
Cost and Registration: $749 before March 28, open until filled
This conference will discuss post-disaster psychological and physical problems, as well as community ability to prepare for and recover from disasters. Topics include managing animals in disasters, current trends in emergency management education, the role of local government in business recovery, trauma and disaster mental health mitigation, community resilience, and data protection.
May 6-7, 2014
U.S. Catastrophe Modeling Conference
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Cost and Registration: $995 before March 28, open until filled
This conference addresses issues of catastrophic risk modeling for insurers and reinsurers. Topics include managing flood risk, validating models, earthquake and offshore energy modeling, loss simulations, designing flood insurance programs, Super Cat hurricanes, and Pacific Northwest earthquake scenarios.
May 6-8, 2014
TRAIN Affiliate Consortium Annual Meeting
Public Health Foundation
Cost and Registration: Invitation only, request invite by March 28
This meeting will focus on analyzing public health learning and healthcare preparedness in the context of the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN program, which works with state and local agencies to provide public health training online. Topics include connecting the healthcare field, measuring learning analytics, improving communication, and creating quality e-learning environments.
May 8-9, 2014
Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Education
Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities
Cost and Registration: $120, open until filled
This conference will examine the role of architecture, planning, and engineering education in preventing and mitigating natural hazards. Topics include cultural resources recovery, contingency planning, transportation infrastructure, future trends in education, ethical and political ethics, and Atlantic-based tsunamis.
May 11-16, 2014
Governor’s Hurricane Conference
Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference
Cost and Registration: $200 before March 14, closes May 7
This conference will provide hurricane-focused emergency management training for businesses, elected officials, and the media. Topics include the role of shelter transition teams, Florida’s regional evacuation studies, urban search and rescue, social media, wind forecasting, private sector disaster response, and infamous Florida hurricanes.
May 19-23, 2014
Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political and Ecological Effects
International Association of Wildland Fire
Cost and Registration: $415, open until filled
This conference will the causes, effects, and opportunities to be found in large wildland fires, with an emphasis on fuel management, resiliency, and climate change. Topics include consequences of changing wildland fire regimes, fuel management, frontiers in fire economics, restoring fire-adapted forests, historical fire climatology, using satellites to observe fire behavior, and journalism skills for fire scientists.
May 28-29, 2014
The Geospatial Event
London, United Kingdom
Cost and Registration: $203 before April 11, open until filled
This event will analyze advancements in geospatial technology and showcase up-to-the-minute research on issues facing the industry. Topics include spatial processing of big data, the value of automated data, hydrographic and near-shore mapping, land management, and the potential impact of geospatial developments on disaster management.
June 1-13, 2014
Emergency Media and Public Affairs Australia
Emergency Media and Public Affairs
Cost and Registration: $1,150 before February 28, open until filled
This conference will discuss the role of the press in emergency services and crisis communication and how to best collaborate for optimum communication. Topics include disaster mitigation and recovery in Australia, harnessing the power of social media, disaster operations, the language of emergencies, bushfires, and media relations.
June 7-9, 2014
2014 IRDR Conference
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Cost and Registration: $400, open until filled
This conference will emphasize the importance of science as a tool to address hazard risks and issues of sustainable development in a global contexts. Topics include community disaster risk reduction, forensic investigations of disaster, empowering local officials, indigenous and vulnerable populations, water and disasters, science and the media, and the gap between disaster knowledge, policy and practice.
August 16-21, 2014
The World Weather Open Science Conference
World Meteorological Organization
Cost and Registration: $368 before May 22, open until filled
This conference invites the weather science community to weigh in on what’s needed in the next decade to prevent weather-related disasters. Topics include better prediction services, early warning systems, tropical cyclones, research on verification techniques, and data assimilation.