October 14-19, 2016
64th Annual IAEM Conference
International Association of Emergency Managers
Cost and Registration: $763 before September 14, open until filled
This conference will focus on challenges faced by emergency managers in today’s climate of complex disasters. Topics include developing pre-disaster resilience plans, looking back at disaster mitigation in the United States, collaborating for hospital evacuations, learning from specific disasters, critical issues for children in disaster, the human impact of cyberterrorism, and helping communities recover from school shootings.
October 20, 2016
Disaster Preparedness Summit
Cost and Registration: $595, open until filled
This summit will look at ways organizations and communities can collaborate to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Topics include active shooters, terrorist threats, building business continuity plans, preparing for severe weather, using drones for risk management activities, and training internal first response teams.
November 7-9, 2016
Annual Hazus Users Conference
South Carolina Emergency Management Division and College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina
Cost and Registration: Free, register before November 1
This conference, will focus on achieving disaster resilience through innovation using the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazus model for estimating potential loss. Topics include success stories, best practices, lessons learned, recent research, and other issues of interest to Hazus users.
November 10, 2016
Disaster Preparedness Forum 2016
Cost and Registration: $50 before September 30, open until filled
This forum will examine the need to build disaster resilient homes and schools in vulnerable communities in Asia, with a focus developing improved strategies for better funding. Topics include policy approaches for affordable and resilient housing, innovations in financing disaster resilient homes, advances in home and school design, and challenges and solutions for creating large-scale affordable housing policies.