March 1-3, 2017
Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum
CG/LA Infrastructure
Montreal, Canada
Cost and Registration: $1495, open until filled

This forum will focus on vision and leadership in building the next generation of infrastructure projects worldwide. Topics include global attitudes toward infrastructure, public-private partnerships, the Trump administration and infrastructure, creative risk management, and case studies from various projects.

March 6-9, 2017
NASEMSO Spring Meeting National Association of State EMS Officials
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost and Registration: $595, open until filled

This meeting will address emergency medical services issues such as medical transportation, legislative and regulatory issues, and model for rules and planning. Topics include intelligent transportation and traffic incident management, fatigue risk management, National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness tools, children separated in disasters, continuity of operations, EMS safety culture, mental wellness and EMS professionals, and rural EMS issues.

March 14-26, 2017
Environmental Film Festival
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: $3 to $30, reservations available on select films

This festival features more than 150 films that highlight environmental themes in an effort to further public understanding. Film discussions and social events are also planned. Film topics include California water issues, how to think like a scientist, voices of Chernobyl, Zika and Ebola outbreaks, the Flint water crisis, coastal resilience, climate change in the Arctic, nuclear issues, and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

March 27, 2017
A Century of Wildland Fire Research
National Academies of Sciences
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: Free, online attendance available, open until filled

This workshop will look at how wildland fire science can inform more cost-effective strategies for living with fires. Topics include the ecological role of fire in the landscape, mapping fire and fire effects, fire and fuel management, risk perceptions and mitigation behavior, understanding wildfire policy, and translating fire science into fire management.

April 17-20, 2017
National Hurricane Conference
National Hurricane Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost and Registration: $350 before March 3, open until filled

This conference will examine ways to improve hurricane preparedness, response, and mitigation in the United States and the Caribbean. Topics include the history of hurricanes in New Orleans, post-disaster population retention, building economic resiliency, protecting critical infrastructure, using drones in disasters, changes to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane threat communication, technology to aid hurricane forecasting and prediction, law enforcement evacuation support, social media in hurricanes, and hurricane-resilient building practices.

April 25-28, 2017
Preparedness Summit
National Association of County and City Health Officials Atlanta, Georgia
Cost and Registration: $795 before March 17, open until filled

This summit will explore factors driving change in the world of public health preparedness and actions that can be taken to meet future challenges. Topics include building partnerships, examining the impacts of drought, radiological event exercises and tools, safeguarding the health of emergency responders, using game-based learning for disaster literacy, and building multi-agency fatality management teams.

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