October 20-23, 2015
Emergency Preparedness and Hazmat Response Conference
Southeastern Pennsylvania Local Emergency Planning Committees and others
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Cost and Registration: $300, open until filled

This conference will provide training, workshops, and other educational opportunities for a broad range of emergency professionals. Topics include hazmat incident command, emerging diseases, pipeline emergency awareness, radiological response, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chemical Facility Standards.

November 16-20, 2015
Fire Ecology and Management Congress
Association for Fire Ecology
San Antonio, Texas
Cost and Registration: $475 before October 16, open until filled

This conference will focus on the continuing challenges in bridging fire ecology with fire management. Topics include gender equality and sexual harassment in the wildland fire profession, using big data for fire modeling, prescribed burns, global and international fire studies, community and homeowner mitigation, an analysis for wildfire decision making.

November 17-18, 2015
First Annual AHEPP Conference
Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals
Omaha, Nebraska
Cost and Registration: $595, open until October 16

This conference will use case studies and lessons learned to address disaster preparedness issues in various types of healthcare facilities. Topics include communications in high-profile events, preparedness for assisted living communities, threats to the power grid, infectious disease and biocontainment, and hospital evacuations.

December 9-11, 2015
Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Cost and Registration: $135, open until filled

This conference will look at the status quo of disaster research and management and discuss pressing issues in disaster research across the academic and practical disciplines. Topics include technology in disaster, historical disasters, disaster ethics, the role of religion in disasters, and integrated research for the Sendai Framework.

December 10-12, 2015
Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures
Applied Technology Council and the American Society of Civil Engineers
San Francisco, California
Cost and Registration: $875 before October 1, open until filled

This conference will focus advances in seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, including the use of new technologies and materials. Topics include implementation issues, improvements needed in existing standards, resilience and mitigation programs, managing risk, and retrofit solutions.