September 22-24, 2008
First International Conference on Remote Sensing Techniques: Disaster Management and Emergency Response in the Mediterranean Region
Zadar, Croatia
Cost: $418
Registration: Open until filled

The conference focuses on risk management, including knowledge, prevention, and warning. Management of emergency situations, post-analysis of crisis, and environmental rehabilitation are also among conference topics.

October 2, 2008
Making the World Safer from Disasters: The U.S. Role
Washington, D.C.
Cost: Free
Registration: Open until filled

The workshop considers the role of the United States in global disaster reduction, focusing on existing efforts and new challenges in the field. Panel topics include disaster risk reduction in developing countries, capacity building, monitoring environmental hazards, and many more.

October 14-15, 2008
Ninth International Disaster and Emergency Resilience Conference
London, England
Cost: $1,115
Registration: Open until filled

The conference focuses on issues and challenges affecting the disaster and emergency management community. Government reliance on nongovernmental organizations, the effect of climate change on preparedness and response, and resilient technology are among the topics set for discussion.

October 14-15, 2008
International Safety and Security Conference: Resilience Summit 2008
New York, New York
Cost: $695
Registration: Not posted

Risk management across the organization and trends in business continuity are the focus of this conference, which aims to appeal to senior managers. Experts in the field, profiles of business leaders, and tools for assessing risk will be featured.

November 3, 2008
Risk and Crisis Communication in the 21st Century—Are We Ready?
Washington, D.C.
Cost: $499
Registration: Not posted

The forum will present insights into, analysis of, and forecasts of the current state of risk and crisis communications. Leaders in crisis communication will discuss the goals of effective communication, hurdles that need be overcome, and individual and collective solutions to get there.

November 3-4, 2008
Flood Fighters 2008
Gloucestershire, UK
Cost: $550
Registration: Open until filled

The conference will focus on developing business and organizational resilience to extreme weather, as well as providing leading edge tactical workshops for first responders and their managers. Crisis and recovery management, resource identification, and media communication will be discussed.

December 2-4, 2008
Third Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost: See website
Registration: Closes October 31, 2008

The conference will focus on multi-stakeholder partnerships for reducing risk in the Asian-Pacific region, with an emphasis on public-private partnerships. Community-based disaster risk reduction activities also will be featured.

December 9-10, 2008
Disability and Special Needs Technical Assistance Conference
San Diego, California
Cost: $495, $50 discount for early registration
Registration: Early registration closes October 1, 2008

The conference will discuss the need for emergency management processes to integrate procedures for special needs populations into the four phases of emergency management. Government officials, emergency managers, first responders, special needs service providers, and community-based organization officials are urged to attend.