Upcoming Conferences

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2015

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May 2015

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.

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May 10-15, 2015
Governor’s Hurricane Conference
Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference
Orlando, Florida
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.

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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.

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May 11-16, 2015
World Congress on Stress, Coping, and Trauma
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Baltimore, Maryland
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.

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May 19-22, 2015
Australian Floodplain Management Association National Conference
Floodplain Management Association
Brisbane, Australia
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.

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May 31 to June 5, 2015
ASFPM Annual Conference
The Association of State Floodplain Managers
Atlanta, Georgia
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.

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June 2015

June 6-14, 2015
International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change
Aegean Conferences
Chania, Greece
Cost and Registration: $1,516, open until filled

This conference examines the relationship between the recent increase in hurricane intensity and climate change. Topics include trends and cycles of hurricanes, hurricanes as a response to climate, climate processes associated with tropical cyclone activity, a thermodynamic theory of hurricane intensity, and the future of hurricanes.

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June 8-10, 2015
Resilient Cities 2015
Local Governments for Sustainability
Bonn, Germany
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.

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June 8-11, 2015
World Conference on Disaster Management
Diversified Communications Canada
Toronto, Canada
Cost and Registration: $280, open until filled

This conference will focus on disaster management practices that improve mitigation planning and response. Topics include critical infrastructure assessments for local authorities, effective risk communication during crisis, building public confidence in emergency management, planning for catastrophic response, managing rumors in conflict zones, integrating climate change and disaster management, and mitigating telecommunication failures.

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June 15-18, 2015
National Hydrologic Warning Council Training Conference
National Hydrologic Warning Council
Indianapolis, Indiana

Cost and Registration: $750, open until filled
This conference will educate water resource managers and emergency management officials on protecting lives and property. Topics include upgrading flood warning systems, using water velocity data for flood warnings, integrating Twitter into a flood warning platform, retrofitting early warning systems, modeling flash floods in small and medium catchments, improving flood-frequency analyses, and ensuring operational readiness.

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June 17-20, 2015
NYSAFC Annual Conference
New York State Association of Fire Chiefs
Verona, New York
Cost and Registration: $95, open until filled

This conference will provide practitioners with the latest information and training needed to protect people, property, and first responders from fire. Topics include vehicle arson awareness, reducing home fires, emergency care in environmental extremes, medical treatment of patients in police custody, fire in the homes of hoarders, and enduring violent encounters as a first responders.

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June 22-25, 2015
National Fire Protection Association Annual Conference
National Fire Protection Association
Chicago, Illinois
Cost and Registration: $985 before May 8, open until filled

This conference looks at ways to reduce the negative affects of fire and other hazards by providing practical knowledge. Topics include flammability standards for building materials, the reliability of automatic sprinkler systems, community risk reduction for fire chiefs, best approaches for effective communication, and creating social media toolkits and campaigns.

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July 7-9, 2015
International Conference on Coastal Cities
Wessex Institute
New Forest, United Kingdom
Cost and Registration: $1,107, open until filled
This conference will discuss issues related to the management and sustainable development of coastal cities. Topics include urban planning and design, eco-architecture, water resources management, commercial ports, health services management, and acoustical and thermal pollution.

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July 2015

July 7-9, 2015
International Conference on Coastal Cities
Wessex Institute
New Forest, United Kingdom
Cost and Registration: $1,107, open until filled
This conference will discuss issues related to the management and sustainable development of coastal cities. Topics include urban planning and design, eco-architecture, water resources management, commercial ports, health services management, and acoustical and thermal pollution.

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