November 16-19, 2015
International Disaster Convention
International Disaster and Crisis Management
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Cost and Registration: $450, open until filled

This convention will look at ways private-sector organizations and small governments can reduce their disaster risk and better manage their assets in times of disaster. Topics include risk and resilience for cities, climate change and rapid growth, managing a crisis, emergency planning for cities, and resilience-centered public-private partnerships.

December 7-9, 2015
2015 Safety and Health Conference
Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Florida State Fire College, and others
Orlando, Florida
Cost and Registration: $135 before November 13, register by November 30

This conference will provide information on the latest information on equipment, safety, and lessons learned to promote firefighter health. Topics include facts on firefighting and cancer, heart and lung health, incident investigations, avoiding critical injury, creating safety committees, adrenal fatigue syndrome, and substance abuse among firefighters.

December 12-14, 2015
Dhaka Conference on Disability and Disaster Risk Management
Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and others
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cost and Registration: $250, register before November 30

This conference will collect ideas implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, advocate for disability inclusion in policy matters, and exchange practices and knowledge related to disability and disaster management. Topics include disaster-concerned policies and frameworks for people with disabilities, disability inclusive disaster risk and management practices, and contributions by people with disabilities to the field of disaster and crisis management.

December 14-18, 2015
AGU Fall Meeting American Geophysical Union
San Francisco, California
Cost and Registration: $560 before November 12, open until filled

This meeting will address the latest trends, discoveries, and challenges in earth and space sciences. Topics include science for disaster risk reduction, asteroid risk and planetary defense, tsunami observation and modeling, science-based communication strategies for disaster, marine geohazards, ionospheric modeling of disasters, and using geodesy to model volcano change.

January 27-29, 2016
Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Geneva, Switzerland
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This conference will promote the availability and application of science and technology for decision making in disaster risk reduction and launch the UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership, which will create a roadmap for expected science outcomes in implementing the Sendai Framework. Topics include understanding disaster risk and disaster assessments, scientific tools and methods as applied to the Sendai Framework, and leveraging science for capacity building.