Upcoming Conferences

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These upcoming conferences and meetings may be searched by month.




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December 8-11, 2014
AHIMTA Educational Symposium
All Hazards Incident Management Teams Association
Fort Worth, Texas
Cost and Registration: $325 before November 1, open until filled
This conference will address challenges faced by incident command professionals and focus on building leadership skills. Topics include nontraditional incident management training, developing local incident management teams, civilian and military incident management collaborations, all hazards planning, and marketing and finance for incident management.

December 10-11, 2014
Safe Cities
IIR Telecoms and Technology
Madrid, Spain
Cost and Registration: $3,022, open until filled

This conference will communicate best practices for building safer cities, including enabling interagency collaboration, handling of emergencies in police command and control rooms, and data management. Topics include safe city case studies, physical security information management deployment, terrorism in an urban environment, disaster planning, video surveillance and analytics evolutions, and transportation networks.

December 10-11, 2014
Middle East Resilience Conference
International Association of Emergency Managers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Cost and Registration: $800, open until December 1
This conference will promote emergency management principles and train professionals using theoretical and practical methods, with an emphasis on building resilience in the Middle East. Topics include embracing the unthinkable, strengthening national resilience, the 100 Resilient Cities program, building silos of resilience, and knowing your risk.

December 10-11, 2014
Advancing and Redefining Communities for Emergency Management Conference
Emergency Management Community Collaborative, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, and others
Los Angeles, California
Cost and Registration: $275 before November 1, open until filled

This conference will look at evidence-based approaches that address challenges to public health preparedness and emergency management. Topics include hospitals and health systems, global health preparedness, children and families, and workplace readiness.

December 10-11, 2014
2014 ISDS Conference
International Society for Disease Surveillance
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cost and Registration: $655 before November 17, open until filled
This conference highlights key challenges for the public health surveillance community, including incorporating the latest approaches, methodologies, and results into data-driven practices, programs, and policies. Topics include biosurveillance and policy issues, mapping using ArcGIS, data systems and algorithms, and the basics of biosurveillance.

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January 15-17, 2015
Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action
United Nations Water
Zaragoza, Spain
Cost and Registration: Free, request invitation by November 31

This conference will focus on determining the best tools to implement the post-2015 international agenda for water. Necessary transformations and the institutional change, technology, and capacity development needed will be discussed. Topics include goals to be reached by 2030, such as achieving affordable drinking water for all, improving water quality, integrating water management on multiple levels, and increasing water-use efficiency and cooperation. Attendance is open to experts, the business community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, but an invitation is required.

January 20, 2015
Global Treaties—Are They Destined to Fail?
Munich Re Foundation
Munich, Germany
Cost and Registration: Not listed, opens December 1
This conference will examine the effectiveness of global treaties and international conferences. Topics include redrafting agreements such as Millennium Development Goals and the UN Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy, how the World Climate Summit will guide climate protection, the United Nation’s ability to achieve its goals, and the role of the private sector in global treaties.

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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 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 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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