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April 25-27, 2014
Wildland Fire Litigation Conference
Cost and Registration: $595, open until filled
This conference discusses infrastructure, environment, and insurance issues in wildland fire litigation. Topics include the economic evolution of wildfire suppression, professional responsibility issues, enterprise liability, federal claims litigation, valuation of natural resources, fire weather, and managing disaster claims.
April 26-30, 2014
National Planning Conference
American Planning Association
Cost and Registration: $1,045, open until filled
This conference offers sessions and workshops addressing issues in urban and environmental planning, regional planning, natural hazard risk reduction, and others. Topics include sustainable communities, stormwater planning, climate change and urban heat islands, hazard mitigation, ethics and public health, climate action plans, and climate-resilient transportation.
April 30 to May 3, 2014
Seismological Society of America
Cost and Registration: $540 before March 23, closes April 18
This annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America is open to anyone with an interest in seismic events. Topics include arrays, imaging, and seismometry; great subduction quakes; tsunami science; earthquake engineering; quake simulation; paleoseismology; hazard mapping; and induced earthquakes.
April 30-May 3, 2014
50th Anniversary Workshop
University of Delaware Disaster Research Center
Cost and Registration: $100, open until filled
This workshop will focus on the ways in which urbanization, the economy, aging infrastructure, and growing populations are creating new challenges in disaster research and management. Topics include climate change, technological failures, new research directives and methodology, integrating findings with policy needs, and basic disaster science research.
April 30 to May 3, 2014
International Association of Fire Chiefs EMS Section
Cost and Registration: $525, open until filled
This conference provides education and training on fire-based emergency medical services and information on challenges in the field. Topics include the new mobile healthcare environment, rescue in active shooter incidents, EMS issues at a federal level, generational differences in fire service, improving fire-based EMS performance, and infectious disease management.
May 5-6, 2014
Global Supply Chain Risk Assessment Workshop
Military Operations Research Society and the Security Analysis and Risk Management Association
Cost and Registration: $475, open until filled
This workshop is will determine best practices for assessing supply chain risk and vulnerability, analyzing threats, and building logistic processes. Topics include threats to the U.S. logistics and acquisitions supply chain, problems with transportation, weaknesses in the supply chain, and conducting risk assessments for acquisitions and logistics.
May 5-7, 2014
The Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference
The Australian Institute of Emergency Services, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Organization, and others
Gold Coast, Australia
Cost and Registration: $749 before March 28, open until filled
This conference will discuss post-disaster psychological and physical problems, as well as community ability to prepare for and recover from disasters. Topics include managing animals in disasters, current trends in emergency management education, the role of local government in business recovery, trauma and disaster mental health mitigation, community resilience, and data protection.
May 6-7, 2014
U.S. Catastrophe Modeling Conference
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Cost and Registration: $995 before March 28, open until filled
This conference addresses issues of catastrophic risk modeling for insurers and reinsurers. Topics include managing flood risk, validating models, earthquake and offshore energy modeling, loss simulations, designing flood insurance programs, Super Cat hurricanes, and Pacific Northwest earthquake scenarios.
May 6-8, 2014
TRAIN Affiliate Consortium Annual Meeting
Public Health Foundation
Cost and Registration: Invitation only, request invite by March 28
This meeting will focus on analyzing public health learning and healthcare preparedness in the context of the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN program, which works with state and local agencies to provide public health training online. Topics include connecting the healthcare field, measuring learning analytics, improving communication, and creating quality e-learning environments.
May 8-9, 2014
Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Education
Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities
Cost and Registration: $120, open until filled
This conference will examine the role of architecture, planning, and engineering education in preventing and mitigating natural hazards. Topics include cultural resources recovery, contingency planning, transportation infrastructure, future trends in education, ethical and political ethics, and Atlantic-based tsunamis.
May 11-16, 2014
Governor’s Hurricane Conference
Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference
Cost and Registration: $200 before March 14, closes May 7
This conference will provide hurricane-focused emergency management training for businesses, elected officials, and the media. Topics include the role of shelter transition teams, Florida’s regional evacuation studies, urban search and rescue, social media, wind forecasting, private sector disaster response, and infamous Florida hurricanes.
May 19-23, 2014
Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political and Ecological Effects
International Association of Wildland Fire
Cost and Registration: $415, open until filled
This conference will the causes, effects, and opportunities to be found in large wildland fires, with an emphasis on fuel management, resiliency, and climate change. Topics include consequences of changing wildland fire regimes, fuel management, frontiers in fire economics, restoring fire-adapted forests, historical fire climatology, using satellites to observe fire behavior, and journalism skills for fire scientists.
May 25-30, 2014
First International Summit on Tornadoes and Climate Change
Cost and Registration: $1,950 (includes hotel), open until filled
This conference will apply climate science to the understanding of tornadoes in an effort to better predict how climate issues might affect future tornado activity. Topics include quantifying tornado risk, understanding the relationship between storms and climate, tools used to examine risk over time, and methods to advance tornado prediction.
May 28-29, 2014
The Geospatial Event
London, United Kingdom
Cost and Registration: $203 before April 11, open until filled
This event will analyze advancements in geospatial technology and showcase up-to-the-minute research on issues facing the industry. Topics include spatial processing of big data, the value of automated data, hydrographic and near-shore mapping, land management, and the potential impact of geospatial developments on disaster management.
June 1-6, 2014
ASPFM Conference: Making Room for Fish and Floods
Association of State Floodplain Managers
Cost and Registration: $625 before May 3, open until filled
This conference presents state-of-the-art techniques, programs, training and resources to better improve flood mitigation, watershed management, and other community goals. Topics include legislative updates, the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, levees and dams, flood loss mitigation, and water resource management.
June 1-13, 2014
Emergency Media and Public Affairs Australia
Emergency Media and Public Affairs
Cost and Registration: $1,150 before February 28, open until filled
This conference will discuss the role of the press in emergency services and crisis communication and how to best collaborate for optimum communication. Topics include disaster mitigation and recovery in Australia, harnessing the power of social media, disaster operations, the language of emergencies, bushfires, and media relations.
June 7-9, 2014
2014 IRDR Conference
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Cost and Registration: $400, open until filled
This conference will emphasize the importance of science as a tool to address hazard risks and issues of sustainable development in a global contexts. Topics include community disaster risk reduction, forensic investigations of disaster, empowering local officials, indigenous and vulnerable populations, water and disasters, science and the media, and the gap between disaster knowledge, policy and practice.
July 21-25, 2014
National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Cost and Registration: $975 before May 15, open until filled
The conference will address the many aspects of earthquakes and their impact on society. Topics include the 1964 Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami, megadisasters, the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, resilient communities, planning for recovery, tsunami engineering, and subduction megaquakes.
August 16-21, 2014
The World Weather Open Science Conference
World Meteorological Organization
Cost and Registration: $368 before May 22, open until filled
This conference invites the weather science community to weigh in on what’s needed in the next decade to prevent weather-related disasters. Topics include better prediction services, early warning systems, tropical cyclones, research on verification techniques, and data assimilation.