May 13-15, 2014
National VOAD Conference
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Cost and Registration: $380 before April 11, open until filled
This conference will address issues relevant to disaster volunteer organizations and those who work closely with them in emergencies. Topics include disaster case management, donation management, drought tools, emotional and spiritual care, trends in health emergencies, and long-term recovery
June 1-6, 2014
ASPFM Conference: Making Room for Fish and Floods
Association of State Floodplain Managers
Cost and Registration: $625 before May 3, open until filled
This conference presents state-of-the-art techniques, programs, training and resources to better improve flood mitigation, watershed management, and other community goals. Topics include legislative updates, the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, levees and dams, flood loss mitigation, and water resource management.
June 15-18, 2014
Canadian Geotechnical Society
Cost and Registration: $650 before May 12, open until filled
This conference will discuss the need to assess, mitigate, and communicate the risks of geohazards in Canada. Topics include tsunami risk in Canada, pipeline lifecycles, glacier failure and outburst floods, and slide complexes in the St. Lawrence Estuary.
August 28-24, 2014
International Disaster and Risk Conference
Global Risk Forum Davos
Cost and Registration: $1085, open until filled
This conference will approach risk management issues from a multidisciplinary, multisectoral perspective and present models for sustainable public-private partnerships. Topics include urban risks, country-level risk management, megacatastrophes, environmental risk, and gender and inequality.
September 9-12, 2014
Learning in Disaster Health Workshop
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Fort Meyer, Virginia
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled
This workshop will focus on disaster health education and training with an emphasis on research, collaboration, and future education needs. Topics include interprofessional disaster education practices, disaster behavioral health, enhancing recovery through learning, expanding the workforce with volunteers, and learning to build resilience at the neighborhood level.