May 13-17, 2016
Preparing for Disasters and Confronting the Unexpected in Conservation
Canadian Association for the Conservation of Cultural Property and others
Montreal, Canada
Cost and Registration: $459, open until filled

This conference will address the impact of past, present, and future disasters on the cultural property. Topics include oral history in documenting disasters, cultural heritage during conflict, disaster recovery after the Alberta Floods, Harvard’s Library Collection Emergency Team, setting clear preservation expectations, and building cultural heritage emergency networks.

May 19-20, 2016
Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit
Joplin Proud
Joplin, Missouri
Cost and Registration: $75, open until filled

This summit will use the lessons learned from recent Midwestern disasters to discuss issues of recovery and community resilience. Topics include ensuring safety after a disaster, responding to families in need, crisis communication, debris removal, managing donations, population retention, community connections and engagement, and managing volunteers

May 25-27, 2016
Risk Analysis 2016
Wessex Institute
Crete, Greece
Cost and Registration: $1,015, open until full

This conference uses current events to discuss aspects of risk management and hazard mitigation. Topics include risk analysis, risk prevention, vulnerability assessment, construction risk management, evacuation simulation, community resilience, and social aspects of risk management.

June 6-9, 2016
Emergency Management Institute Higher Education Symposium
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Emmitsburg, Maryland
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This conference will address new emergency management research and education approaches, and facilitate greater multidisciplinary understanding. Topics include core competencies in emergency management, higher education programs, graduate perspectives on educational outcomes, emergency preparedness training, methods for teaching risk and crisis communications, and professional development techniques.

June 7-8, 2016
The World Conference of Disaster Management
The World Conference of Disaster Management
Toronto, Canada
Cost and Registration: $499, open until full

This conference will focus on the importance of preparedness in crisis communication, the management of misinformation and workforce resilience, and how social networking can play a key role in crisis planning. Topics include organizational resilience, how to prepare for the entire lifecycle of a crisis, preparedness lessons from the 2013 South Alberta, Canada floods, adaptive leadership before, after, and during a crisis, and cross-sector collaboration.

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