October 9-10, 2014
Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Northern Command, and others
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cost and Registration: $200, open until filled

This conference will examine homeland security education and research practices with an emphasis on infrastructure protection. Topics include teaching homeland and national security integration, team-based homeland security learning, building competency in defense support of civil authorities, cyber security and strategic collaboration, and gaps between risk management theory and practice.

October 12-14, 2014
Normative Aspects of Resilience
Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience
Arlington, Virginia
Cost and Registration: Free, closes October 10

This conference will look at the ethical and normative aspects of resilience in urban and regional settings. Topics include normative aspects in current narratives of resilient cities, tensions in building resiliency, planning and policy issues that contribute to social inequity, and conceptual frameworks for addressing normative issues in resilience research and practice.

October 16-17, 2014
Ready at a Moment’s Notice Conference
Van Horne Institute
Alberta, Canada
Cost and Registration: $400, open until filled

This conference will focus on supply chain logistics expertise developed by government agencies, the military, and the private sector as it relates to emergency preparedness. Topics include pandemic planning, preparing disaster response plans, food security, mapping, early warning and risk mitigation, operational response and recovery, and support services for frontline workers.

November 5-7, 2014
Community Capitals Framework Institute
National Drought Mitigation Center, the National Integrated Drought Information System, and others
Lincoln, Nebraska
Cost and Registration: $150, open until filled

This conference will focus on the Community Capitals Framework in the context of water management, drought planning, evaluation processes, and rural and community development. Topics will include using the CCF model in community level natural resources management, multi-hazard planning and public health, and overall community and economic vitality case studies.

November 19-20, 2014
Disaster Relief Summit
Aid and International Development Forum
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: $150 to $599, open until filled

This conference will look at ways to enable quicker and better response during crises and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable, and cost-efficient way. Topics include effective communication and humanitarian social networks, field personnel safety, sustainable resource planning, products for onsite disaster relief, and information and communication technology for disasters.