Upcoming Conferences

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These upcoming conferences and meetings may be searched by month.


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November 2015

November 19-22, 2015
Second World Congress on Disaster Management
Disaster Management, Infrastructure and Control Society
Visakhapatnam, India
Cost and Registration: $310 before November 19, open until filled

This conference will address linkages in environmental, technical, social, and economic risks, as well as examine initiatives for building resilience. Topics include earthquakes, rescue and evacuation, chemical and nuclear threats, medical and healthcare response, crisis communication, infrastructure management during disasters, and media and disasters.


November 23-25, 2015
Practitioners’ Workshop on Risk Reduction and Resilience in Asia
Asian Disaster Preparedness Network
Bangkok, Thailand
Cost and Registration: Contact Workshop Organizers

This workshop will reflect on the outcomes of the Sendai Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and how to translate the commitments made there into practice. Themes of the workshop include enhancing community resilience, expanding preparedness, guiding risk-informed development, and mainstreaming disaster risk reduction across sectors.

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December 2015

December 1-4, 2015
National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
National Healthcare Coalition Resource Center
San Diego, California
Cost and Registration: $575 before October 29, open until filled

This conference will examine issues related to disasters and emergencies from the perspective of community healthcare coalitions. Topics include hospital planning for pediatric disasters, communicating disease risk, integrating homelessness into disaster response, Ebola readiness, federal initiatives in emergency management and health care, biopreparedness, regional approaches to infectious disease, and resilience in behavioral health care.


December 2-3, 2015
Advancing and Redefining Communities for Emergency Management
Emergency Management Community Collaborative
San Diego, California
Cost and Registration: $650, open until filled
This conference will highlight the latest evidence-based tools and practices in emergency management to further community resilience. Topics include building healthcare coalitions, developing a resilient workforce, measuring disaster readiness, and behavioral health for disasters.


December 7-9, 2015
2015 Safety and Health Conference
Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Florida State Fire College, and others
Orlando, Florida
Cost and Registration: $135 before November 13, register by November 30
This conference will provide information on the latest information on equipment, safety, and lessons learned to promote firefighter health. Topics include facts on firefighting and cancer, heart and lung health, incident investigations, avoiding critical injury, creating safety committees, adrenal fatigue syndrome, and substance abuse among firefighters.


December 8-10, 2015
AHIMTA Educational Symposium
All Hazards Incident Management Teams Association
Denver, Colorado
Cost and Registration: $340 before November 1, open until filled

This conference will address challenges faced by incident command professionals and focus on building leadership skills. Topics include all-hazards search and rescue, situational awareness and social media, rural departments in large-scale incidents, National Guard roles in all-hazards response, and traffic incident management,


December 9-11, 2015
Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Cost and Registration: $135, open until filled
This conference will look at the status quo of disaster research and management and discuss pressing issues in disaster research across the academic and practical disciplines. Topics include technology in disaster, historical disasters, disaster ethics, the role of religion in disasters, and integrated research for the Sendai Framework.


December 9-11, 2015
Annual Hazus User Conference
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Atlanta, Georgia
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This conference will look at Hazus success stories, best practices, lessons learned, and recent research. Topics include the use of Hazus in flood, earthquake, or hurricane studies; international applications of Hazus; academic uses; and enhancements of Hazus hazard and exposure inputs.


December 10-12, 2015
Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures
Applied Technology Council and the American Society of Civil Engineers
San Francisco, California
Cost and Registration: $875 before October 1, open until filled
This conference will focus advances in seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, including the use of new technologies and materials. Topics include implementation issues, improvements needed in existing standards, resilience and mitigation programs, managing risk, and retrofit solutions.


December 12-14, 2015
Dhaka Conference on Disability and Disaster Risk Management
Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and others
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cost and Registration: $250, register before November 30

This conference will collect ideas implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, advocate for disability inclusion in policy matters, and exchange practices and knowledge related to disability and disaster management. Topics include disaster-concerned policies and frameworks for people with disabilities, disability inclusive disaster risk and management practices, and contributions by people with disabilities to the field of disaster and crisis management.


December 14-18, 2015
AGU Fall Meeting American Geophysical Union
San Francisco, California
Cost and Registration: $560 before November 12, open until filled

This meeting will address the latest trends, discoveries, and challenges in earth and space sciences. Topics include science for disaster risk reduction, asteroid risk and planetary defense, tsunami observation and modeling, science-based communication strategies for disaster, marine geohazards, ionospheric modeling of disasters, and using geodesy to model volcano change.

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January 2016

January 26-28, 2016
CBRN First Response
The Development Network UK
Bristol, England
Cost and Registration: $3,000, open until filled
This conference will explore increasing preparedness for and responding to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats in ways that reduce risk for responders, infrastructure, and the environment. Topics include global politics and CBRN defense strategies, the wider ramifications of the Syrian Conflict, use of chemical agents by Boko Haram, safeguarding the public from chemical suicides, CBRB decontamination solutions for first responders, and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to distribute chemical payloads.


January 27-29, 2016
Annual FLASH Conference
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Orlando, Florida
Cost and Registration: $450, open until filled
This conference will examine issues of disaster safety and resilience from an all-hazards perspective. Topics include the unveiling of a new national hurricane initiative, a look back at historic disasters, best practices in earthquake resiliency, leveraging traditional and digital risk communication tools, and the latest in resilient construction techniques.


January 27-29, 2016
Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Geneva, Switzerland
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This conference will promote the availability and application of science and technology for decision making in disaster risk reduction and launch the UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership, which will create a roadmap for expected science outcomes in implementing the Sendai Framework. Topics include understanding disaster risk and disaster assessments, scientific tools and methods as applied to the Sendai Framework, and leveraging science for capacity building.

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March 2016

March 2-3, 2016
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe
The Hague Security Delta, International Association of CIP Professionals, and others
The Hague, Netherlands
Cost and Registration: $480 before February 4, open until filled
This conference will focus on physical and cyberthreats to critical infrastructure, infrastructure system preparedness, and Europe’s ability to withstand and collaborate during critical infrastructure attacks. Topics include infrastructure resilience in the transport industry, threat detection and management, using modeling to enhance preparedness and response, and cybersecurity standards, laws, and analysis.

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