April 9-10, 2015
Ready at a Moment’s Notice Conference
Van Horne Institute
Calgary, Canada
Cost and Registration: $425, open until filled

This conference will focus on emergency preparedness planning for businesses and organizations. Topics include disaster response preparedness planning, logistics of emergency response, community and volunteer communication, organizational resiliency, and an analysis of the Bow River Basin floods.

April 14-15, 2015
World Uranium Symposium
Nature Québec, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, and others
Quebec, Canada
Cost and Registration: $245, open until filled

This conference will address issues associated with the nuclear fuel chain and mining uranium. Topics include health concerns and effects, uranium waste disposal regulations, community responses to uranium, environmental issues associated with nuclear power, the long-term health impacts of nuclear weapons, and case studies of Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Miles Island.

April 27-28, 2015
Resilience Canada
The Conference Board Canada
Calgary, 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.

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.

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 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.