September 10-13, 2017
Public Health and Disasters Conference
University of Utah
Park City, Utah
Cost and Registration: $649, open until filled

This conference will focus on how disasters impact the key public health system components, institutions, and services. Topics include promoting collaboration to improve emergency public health preparedness and response, assessing unmet needs of vulnerable populations, and encouraging dialogue between local health departments and agencies.

September 14, 2017
Disasters Conference: Learning from the Last 40 Years
Overseas Development Institute
London, United Kingdom- streamed online
Cost and Registration: Free online, open until filled

This conference will examine how disaster studies have evolved over the past 40 years along with the implications changes have had on policy and practice. Topics include assessing methods for reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience, reevaluating frameworks for disaster prevention and response, discussing changes in policy and practice, and promoting forward-looking approaches to disaster studies.

September 28 to October 1, 2017
NEMA Annual Forum
National Emergency Management Association
Scottsdale, Arizona
Cost and Registration: $950 before September 1, closes September 8

This forum will focus on continuing advances and promoting collaboration in emergency management. Topics include the merits of public-private partnerships, reducing disaster costs through investment, preparedness efforts, social media, encouraging active engagement during committee meetings, adding relevance to the field of emergency management, the role of new technologies, and future policy and strategy potential.

October 23-24, 2017
National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction
Canadian Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Halifax, Canada
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled
This roundtable will explore and further conversations about disaster preparedness and response, with an emphasis on recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. Topics include climate change adaptation, improving disaster risk reduction dialogues, Canadian opportunities for building back better, and examining the significance of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. A joint meeting with the Canadian Climate Change Adaptation Forum will follow.

October 25-27, 2017
CRHNet Annual Symposium
Canadian Risk and Hazards Network
Halifax, Canada
Cost and Registration: $630 before August 29, open until filled

This symposium will focus on turning catastrophe into capacity by using Canada’s history of disaster risk reduction to outline a vision for the future. Topics include engaging vulnerable populations; evaluating Canadian disaster risk reduction measurements; incorporating health, natural, and social sciences in emergency managment; considering the legal dimensions of disasters, and the role of citizen and volunteer contributions.

October 25-27, 2017
National Disaster Resilience Conference
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Atlanta, Georgia
Cost and Registration: $375 before August 25, open until filled

This conference will focus on knowledge and actions that create disaster resilient communities with an emphasis on the built environment. Topics include evaluating disaster resilience actions, strengthening risk management simulation tools, improving engagement with faith-based communities, and assessing trends in nonstructural flood risk adaptations.

October 31 to November 2, 2017
Ocean GIS Forum
Redlands, California
Cost and Registration: $200 before August 31, open until filled

This forum will explore the potential of GIS to shape ocean analytics for use in multiple disciplines and sectors. Topics include GIS design; incorporating multi-dimensional data organizational and community projects; and considering new implementations for GIS in areas such as marine and coastal resilience, conservation and restoration, and disaster mitigation and response.

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