July 6-9, 2015
National Sports Safety and Security Conference
National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and the University of Southern Mississippi
Orlando, Florida
Cost and Registration: $750, open until filled

This conference will focus helping law enforcement and emergency managers provide enhanced security and response for large-scale sporting events. Topics include effective preparation for evacuations, mitigating risk and enhancing response, customizing incident command systems for venue emergency response, securing event airspace, and the necessary elements of a communication plan.

July 15-17, 2015
International Conference on Building Resilience
University of Newcastle
Newcastle, Australia
Cost and Registration: $610, open until filled

This conference will focus on reducing the susceptibility of buildings and social systems to the increasing threats posed by natural hazards. Topics include measuring resilience, structural mitigation, community engagement, climate change impacts and slow-onset disasters, social protection and vulnerability, and the role of local government in disaster risk reduction.

August 10-11, 2015
Hurricane Sandy Conference
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
New York, New York
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This conference will discuss the research outcomes of a two-year series of Hurricane Sandy research grants issued by HHS Office of Preparedness and Response, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. Topics include various research on Hurricane Sandy, as well as strategies to build preparedness and resilience, translating research into practice, best practices in public health, and effective risk management.

August 10-11, 2015
Emergency Restoration Logistics Conference
Electric Utility Consultants Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts
Cost and Registration: $1,595, open until filled

This conference will focus on responding to electrical outages caused by natural hazards. Topics include collaboration between utilities and state and federal agencies, logistics following a catastrophic event, a case study of Hurricane Sandy, timely decision making for emergency managers, and effective internal workforce management.

August 16-19, 2015
APCO International Annual Conference
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: $650 before July 20, open until filled

This conference will focus on providing knowledge and training for better safety communication. Topics include procedures for frontline communicators, issues in communications center management, emergency preparedness, response and situational awareness, relevant trends in radio technologies, and operational responses to major events.