Upcoming Conferences

To list your conference on this site, e-mail hazctr@colorado.edu.

These upcoming conferences and meetings may be searched by month.

2015

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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 2015

July 2, 2015
Disaster Preparedness Forum
Corporate Social Responsibility Asia and the Prudence Foundation
Hanoi, Vietnam
Cost and Registration: $100, open until filled

This conference will focus on advancing strategic business partnerships that aid in the development of disaster community preparedness in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics include the evolving role of business in community disaster preparedness, understanding humanitarian systems, reducing post-disaster spending and loss, and meeting community needs during a natural disaster.

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July 6-8, 2015
International i-Rec Conference
University College London
London, England
Cost and Registration: $195, register before June 29

This conference will focus on recovery and reconstruction after disasters in urban areas. Topics include integrated reconstruction of urban systems, historical context in disaster recovery, building local capacity with humanitarian programs, the effects of relocation on individual resiliency, and the role of urban governments in rebuilding and reconstructing.

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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 7-10, 2015
International Scientific Conference: Our Common Future Under Climate Change
UNESCO
Paris, France
Cost and Registration: $641, register before June 8

This conference will focus on broad contexts of climate change and associated mitigation and adaptation issues. Topics include coping with climate disasters, monitoring climate change, quantitative approaches to measuring future impacts, social and human dimensions of vulnerability, integrating adaptation and mitigation at the landscape scale, and aligning climate change actions and sustainable development goals.

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July 9, 2015
Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum
Westminster Forum Projects
London, England
Cost and Registration: $232, open until filled

This conference will examine the United Kingdom's National Adaptation Program and discuss how regional, public, and private stakeholders are engaged. Topics include a case study of climate change adaptation in Scotland, protecting water resources, building ecological resilience, and adaptation in the retail sector.

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July 21-24, 2015
Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering
Victoria, British Columbia
Cost and Registration: $691, open until filled

This conference will focus on preparing for and responding to earthquake risk in British Columbia. Topics include shallow crustal events, the Queen Charlotte Transform Fault, seismic screenings and vulnerability assessments of structures, risk and disaster management, societal impacts, mitigating tsunamis, and geotechnical hazards.

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July 22-23, 2015
NHMA Practitioners Symposium
Natural Hazards Mitigation Association
Broomfield, Colorado
Cost and Registration: $175, open until filled
This symposium will focus on promoting natural hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation through sustainable mitigation programs. Topics include understanding catastrophe insurance, structural vulnerability effects on private and public sectors, seismic resilience through policy and engineering, and severe thunderstorm impacts and mitigation. The Symposium is a partnership between the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association and the Natural Hazards Center Workshop—an invite only event. For information on how to register, visit the Workshop Web site.

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