February 15-16, 2015
International Conference on Integrated Natural Disaster Management
International Conference on Integrated Natural Disaster Management Secretariat
Tehran, Iran
Cost and Registration: $290, open until filled

This conference will address disaster risk reduction frameworks, risk and disaster management, health, and climate change adaptation. Topics include the economic impacts of disaster, links between climate change and disaster management, mass gathering triage, near-earth object monitoring and communication, modeling complex disasters, and risk governance in urban environments.

March 13-17, 2015
Emergency Management Policy and Leadership Forum
National Emergency Management Association
Alexandria, Virginia
Cost and Registration: $850 before February 15, open until filled

This conference will focus on National Emergency Management Association recommendations on federal disaster risk management policy and building relationships that effectively assist those affected by disasters. Topics include maximizing volunteer organization capacities, leveraging disaster-related open data, and federal planning integrations for mass fatalities.

March 14-18, 2015
World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Sendai, Japan
Cost and registration: Not listed, closes February 20

This conference will discuss the adoption of a new post-2015 Framework for Action on disaster risk reduction, examine the lessons learned from the 2005 Hyogo Framework for Action, and determine how to move forward with implementation. Topics include international cooperation in disaster risk, disasters in urban settings, emerging risks, early warning systems, and the economics of disaster risk reduction. Public forum side events are also scheduled.

March 24-26, 2015
Preparedness, Emergency Response, and Recovery Consortium
Preparedness, Emergency Response and Recovery Consortium
Orlando, Florida
Cost and Registration: $475 before February 1, open until filled

This conference will examine public health, EMS, and medical providers in the context of emergency management. Topics include infectious disease threats, nursing home evacuations, landslide search experiences, biological terror attacks, arctic emergencies, and creative social media solutions.

March 30 to April 2, 2015
Coastal Geo Tools
Association of State Floodplain Managers
Charleston, South Carolina
Cost and Registration: $400 before March 1, open until filled

This conference will address the geospatial data, tools, and technology that aid in coastal resource management. Topics include online coastal management tools, national ocean mapping, sea level rise modeling, planning for coastal inundation, and analyzing shoreline change.

April 14-16, 2015
Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference
Partners in Emergency Preparedness
Tacoma, Washington
Cost and Registration: $425 until April 1, open until filled

This conference will present emergency management lessons learned from recent natural disasters. Topics include business continuity and disaster recovery, strategies for creating disaster-ready companies, tourists as vulnerable populations, managing urban floods, crisis communication, early warning systems, technologies in weather preparedness, and a historical analysis of volcano hazard management in Washington State.