February 18-19, 2015
Disaster Resilience Workshop
National Institute for Standards and Technology
San Diego, California
Cost and Registration: $130, open until filled

This workshop is one in a series of events that will focus on the role that buildings and infrastructure lifelines play in ensuring community resilience. Topics include resilient infrastructure, impacts on social systems, resilience tools and metrics, interdependencies among buildings, and reducing community vulnerability.

February 20, 2015
Creating a Resilient Aging Society
World Health Organization
Kobe, Japan
Cost and Registration: Not listed, open until filled

This conference will examine the health, psychosocial, and physical needs of aging populations in disasters. Topics include long-term health consequences, social welfare, community responsibilities, and case studies of the elderly population after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

March 5-6, 2015
Decentralized Disaster Governance in Urbanizing Asia
National University of Singapore
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This conference will examine how citizens can take part in a decentralized decision-making process that improves disaster preparedness within the community. Topics include long-term disaster preparedness, post-disaster impacts on governments, and shared disaster experiences.

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

This conference will discuss international disaster risk reduction and recovery from the viewpoint of all levels of governance. Topics include earthquakes and tsunamis as mega disasters, disaster resilient cultural heritage, agriculture and nutrition, and resiliency in the tourism sector.

March 18-20, 2015
Virginia Emergency Management Symposium
Virginia Emergency Management Association
Hampton, Virginia
Cost and Registration: $425, open until filled

This conference will examine the divide between practitioners and the academic study of emergency management using specific events. Topics include the Cherrystone Campground tornado, the efficiency of technology in emergency management, vulnerable populations and their experience with Hurricane Irene, and threats to the power grid.