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April 20-24, 2015
International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire
International Association of Wildland Fire
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.
April 27-28, 2015
The Conference Board Canada
Cost and Registration: $1,230, open until filled
This conference will focus on ways in which cities can better adapt and recover from increasingly damaging natural disasters. Topics include international perspectives of resilience, collaborations that build resilience, lessons from Calgary’s past disaster recoveries, resilient power supplies, and sustainable urban planning.
April 27-30, 2015
Community Based Adaption to Climate Change
The African Center for Technology Studies, The International Institute for Environment and Development, and others
Cost and Registration: $615, open until March 27
This conference will examine approaches to climate change adaption at the community level. Topics include tracking adaption, measuring development, using climate information to make adaptation effective, considering groups vulnerable to climate change, monitoring and evaluating radical adaptation, applying indigenous knowledge to climate change adaption, and ecosystem-based adaptation.
April 28-30, 2015
South Asian Conference on Climate Change
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology and Research and Development Foundation
Cost and Registration: $200 before March 15, open until filled
This conference will focus on climate change and its impacts on vulnerable countries in Asia. Topics include agriculture and climate effects on future rice yields, hazard prediction and preparedness in Asia, policy responses to climate change, and a look at Pakistan’s climate policy.
May 3-5, 2015
Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, Australian Institute of Emergency Services, and others
Gold Coast, Australia
Cost and Registration: $700 before March 23, open until filled
This conference will approach emergency management issues and innovations from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Topics include effective leadership during disasters, animals in emergencies, volunteer engagement and training, resilience in infrastructure, and disaster funding, law, and policies.
May 6, 2015
Search and Rescue Conference
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, Australian Institute of Emergency Services, and others
Gold Coast, Australia
Cost and Registration: $500 before March 30, open until filled
This conference will discuss the challenges of preparing, deploying, and operating search and rescue missions. Topics include maritime search and rescue in the tropical pacific, night search techniques for missing persons, urban search and rescue dogs, leading multi-agency urban search and rescue, and using remotely piloted aircraft systems for police operations.
May 7, 2014
Public Policy Colloquium
New York State Preparedness Training Center and the National Center for Security and Preparedness
Albany, New York
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled
This conference will focus on community resilience from a theoretical and practitioner perspective. Topics include developing emergency management networks, findings from the County Emergency Preparedness Assessment, assessing resilience and preparedness, and the challenges of clearly defining resilience.
May 10-13, 2015
Public Health and Disasters Conference
The University of Utah
Park City, Utah
Cost and Registration: $589 before March 31, open until filled
This conference is a part of the Public Health Professional Education series and will focus on emergency public health preparedness. Topics include funding preparedness efforts, preparing for catastrophic events, rapid emergency alert communication, government response to disasters, and working as a first responder.
May 10-15, 2015
Governor’s Hurricane Conference
Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference
Cost and Registration: $265, open until filled
This conference will examine how collaborations and partnerships can address the challenges of building resilience to hurricanes. Topics include maximizing budget strategies, developing community action plans, monitoring debris and field operations, using social media for emergency management, practicing effective mass care, planning for public health and health care recovery, and creating a framework for Florida disaster recovery.
May 11-15, 2015
National VOAD Conference
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost and Registration: $475, open until filled
This conference will address best practices among emergency management volunteers and practitioners to build more resilient communities. Topics include managing donations, supporting vulnerable populations, leading millennials during disaster, building resilience in diverse communities, animal rescues in large-scale disasters, and the emotional needs of children in a disaster.
May 11-16, 2015
World Congress on Stress, Coping, and Trauma
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Cost and Registration: $720, open until filled
This conference will educate crisis intervention professionals on techniques that can assist during a crisis situation. Topics include dealing with line-of-duty injuries, ways to deliver bad news, building psychological resilience, preparing for disaster in faith-based organizations, providing crisis support in the private security sector, and a law enforcement perspective of the Boston Marathon Bombing.
May 19-22, 2015
Australian Floodplain Management Association National Conference
Floodplain Management Association
Cost and Registration: $1,020, open until filled
This conference will focus on creating flood resilient communities, buildings, and infrastructure. Topics include issues in the Brisbane River catchment, models and tools that identify flood risk, using community engagement for successful flood mitigation, reconstructing cities after multiple disasters, and Queensland response and recovery programs.
May 31 to June 5, 2015
ASFPM Annual Conference
The Association of State Floodplain Managers
Cost and Registration: $780 before April 16, open until filled
This conference will focus on effective mitigation to reduce human and financial losses caused by disasters. Topics include understanding local risks, social media for response and recovery, real time flood forecasting, coastal community resilience, green infrastructure, cost effective mitigation, levee challenges, and communicating real time and future risk.
June 8-10, 2015
Resilient Cities 2015
Local Governments for Sustainability
Cost and Registration: $985 before April 15, open until filled
This conference will focus on adaptation challenges in urban environments. Topics include assessing risk and vulnerability, collecting data for adaptation planning, planning and policy strategies, linking adaptation and mitigation action, framing resilience in an accessible way, ecosystem-based adaptation, preventing climate-related public health risk, building the capacity of local government practitioners, and financing resilience planning and development.