Conferences and Events

September 26-27, 2018
ASTHO Annual Meeting
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Alexandria, Virginia
Cost and Registration: $899, open until filled

This meeting will share information and best practices from public health leaders nationwide. This year’s meeting will focus building healthy and resilient communities. Topics include creating place-based models for public health, capacity building for biosecurity, mentoring the next generation of public health leaders, the intersection of public health and health care, and telling public health stories.


October 3, 2018
QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshop
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Jackson, Wyoming
Cost and registration: Free, open until filled

This workshop will help businesses prepare to withstand an earthquake physically and economically. Topics include business continuity planning, preparing for business disruptions caused by quakes, planning retrofit projects, identifying mitigation needs, and getting prepared using the QuakeSmart Community Resilience Plan.


October 3-5, 2018
APA Colorado State Conference
Colorado American Planning Association
Keystone, Colorado
Cost and Registration: $500, open until filled

This conference will address ideas and concepts relevant to planners as participants work towards defining the keystones of planning. Topics include legislative updates, historic preservation, planning ethics, transportation management, integrating health into the built environment, water conservation, and planning for uncertainty.


October 4, 2018
2018 Resilience Summit
Boulder County and Foothills United Way
Boulder, Colorado
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This summit will focus on how resilience resources are delivered and accessed in different cultural, organizational, and geographic environments. Topics include communicating across divides, cultural responsiveness, capacity building, models for connecting people with safety nets, and best practices in engaging cultural brokers.


October 9-10, 2018
Transportation Resilience Innovations Summit and Exchange
Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and others
Denver, Colorado
Cost and Registration: $650, open until filled

This summit will examine ways to incorporate resilience practices into transportation system planning and performance. Topics include approaches to cybersecurity and manmade incidents, frameworks for resilience, resilience strategies of state departments of transportation, resilience and asset management, multisector partnerships, and sustaining resilience in agency functions.


October 19-24, 2018
IAEM Annual Conference
International Association of Emergency Managers
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Cost and Registration: $930, open until filled

This conference will covers a wide range of emergency management issues and opportunities, as well as provides training, certification, and event options. Topics include disaster management for healthcare, children in disaster, community preparedness for cyberevents, active shooter response, psychological effect of mass tragedies, successful public private partnerships, using data in emergency planning, debris management, collaborating with the public, using drones for emergency response, radiological emergencies, and critical asset management.


October 30 to November 1, 2018
Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Conference
Canadian Risk and Hazards (Knowledge and Practice) Network
Vancouver, Canada
Cost and Registration: $512, open until filled

This conference will focus on dealing with uncertainty in development and emergency management decision-making by incorporating innovation and informed practice. Topics include modifying disaster risk reduction planning strategies for indigenous communities, improving monitoring techniques to keep track of decision success and support, and managing risk in urban settings with rapid population growth and climate change.


November 7-9, 2018
2018 National Disaster Resilience Conference
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Cost and Registration: $375, open until filled

This conference will explore the latest research in creating disaster-resilient buildings and communities. Topics include increasing risk communication in and across communities, encouraging stakeholders to invest in better building design, encouraging new research around innovative resilience policy, and key take-aways from 2017 disasters.


December 3-4, 2018
National Geospatial Preparedness Summit
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation and the Natural Hazards Center
Boulder, Colorado
Cost and Registration: $800, free for public sector participants, open until filled

This summit is dedicated to advancing the use of technology among first responders. Topics include Web GIS for public safety, emerging technology for crisis management, collecting field data, solutions for community information sharing, mutual aid agreements, social media in disaster response and recovery, and creating institutional change.