Upcoming Conferences

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These upcoming conferences and meetings may be searched by month.


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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.

February 26-27, 2015
Ice Rescue Operations and Training Meeting
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
Bay City, Michigan
Cost and Registration: $695 before March 8, open until filled

This conference will focus on ice rescue practices, techniques, and equipment to reduce risk and will improve first responder understanding of the effects of cold water on victims. Topics include cold water injuries, ice dynamic, on-ice tools, surface rescue, and ice searches.

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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 13-17, 2015
Emergency Management Policy and Leadership Forum
National Emergency Management Association
Alexandria, Virginia
Cost and Registration: $850 before February 15, open until filled

This conference will focus on National Emergency Management Association recommendations on federal disaster risk management policy and building relationships that effectively assist those affected by disasters. Topics include maximizing volunteer organization capacities, leveraging disaster-related open data, and federal planning integrations for mass fatalities.

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.

March 24-26, 2015
Preparedness, Emergency Response, and Recovery Consortium
Preparedness, Emergency Response and Recovery Consortium
Orlando, Florida
Cost and Registration: $475 before February 1, open until filled
This conference will examine public health, EMS, and medical providers in the context of emergency management. Topics include infectious disease threats, nursing home evacuations, landslide search experiences, biological terror attacks, arctic emergencies, and creative social media solutions.

March 30 to April 2, 2015
Coastal Geo Tools
Association of State Floodplain Managers
Charleston, South Carolina
Cost and Registration: $400 before March 1, open until filled
This conference will address the geospatial data, tools, and technology that aid in coastal resource management. Topics include online coastal management tools, national ocean mapping, sea level rise modeling, planning for coastal inundation, and analyzing shoreline change.

March 30 to April 2, 2015
National Hurricane Conference
National Hurricane Conference
Austin, Texas
Cost and Registration: $400 before March 27, open until filled

This conference will focus on improving hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in the United States, Caribbean, and the Pacific. Topics include lessons learned, multijurisdictional response, effective communication in crises, evacuation planning, coastal evacuations, debris management planning, and hurricane protection for homes and commercial buildings.

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April 14-16, 2015
Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference
Partners in Emergency Preparedness
Tacoma, Washington
Cost and Registration: $425 until April 1, open until filled
This conference will present emergency management lessons learned from recent natural disasters. Topics include business continuity and disaster recovery, strategies for creating disaster-ready companies, tourists as vulnerable populations, managing urban floods, crisis communication, early warning systems, technologies in weather preparedness, and a historical analysis of volcano hazard management in Washington State.

April 14-17, 2015
Preparedness Summit
National Association of County and City Health Officials
Atlanta, Georgia
Cost and Registration: $775 before March 6, open until filled
This conference will focus on global health security preparedness, including protecting against infectious disease and the effects of climate change on health. Topics include lessons from the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak, strengthening relationships between public health and emergency management, biosecurity and biodefense, and crisis leadership in public health emergencies.

April 17-18, 2015
International Symposium on Anthropology and Natural Disasters
University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal
Cost and Registration: $65 before March 1, open until filled
This conference will present an anthropological perspective helpful in understanding human behavior in relation to disasters. Topics include, bioarcheological responses in Byzantine Greece, impacts of natural disasters on human life, and the relationship between social and cultural anthropology and disasters.

April 20-24, 2015
International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire

International Association of Wildland Fire
Boise, Idaho
Cost and Registration: $550 before March 2, open until filled
This conference will examine the social aspects of wildfire and use research findings, innovations, and lessons learned to discuss ways to improve practice. Topics included indigenous experience with wildfire, predicting homeowner mitigation behavior, assessing firefighter risk, wildfire loss policies, and international case studies in wildfire response.

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