Conferences and Events

April 25-27, 2017
National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop
International Association of Wildland Fire
Reno, Nevada
Cost and Registration: $125 before March 15, open until filled

This workshop will focus on implementing and furthering the goals of the National Cohesive Wildfire Fire Management strategy. Topics include providing a clear understanding of the role of science in the strategy, identifying best practices in implementation, integrating science with planning, and developing recommendations for future action.

April 25-28, 2017
Preparedness Summit
National Association of County and City Health Officials Atlanta, Georgia
Cost and Registration: $795 before March 17, open until filled

This summit will explore factors driving change in the world of public health preparedness and actions that can be taken to meet future challenges. Topics include building partnerships, examining the impacts of drought, radiological event exercises and tools, safeguarding the health of emergency responders, using game-based learning for disaster literacy, and building multi-agency fatality management teams.

April 25-28, 2017
Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine
World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine
Toronto, Canada
Cost and Registration: $1,000, open until filled

This conference focuses on emergency medical care, disaster health and response, and emergency public health and safety. Topics include pediatric disaster medicine, medical response to terrorist attacks, measuring disaster preparedness, implementing the Sendai Framework, veterinary medicine and animal care, establishing a national CBRN systems for hospitals, ethical dilemmas in humanitarian response, and the case studies of psychosocial impacts from Haiti and Hurricane Matthew.

April 30 to May 3, 2017
National Flood Conference
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: $475, open until filled

This conference will look at what’s next for the National Flood Insurance Program. Topics include an update on the current program and the reauthorization process, climate and changing weather, explaining the nuances of flood insurance, opportunities in private flood insurance, flood zoning, communicating risk, and flood map revisions.

April 30 to May 5, 2017
ASFPM Annual Conference
Association of Floodplain Managers
Kansas City, Missouri
Cost and Registration: $965, open until filled

This conference will focus on flood issues, mitigation, and regulations from the viewpoint of flood management in the often flooded Midwest. Topics include innovative stormwater management, climate change policy, modeling coastal conditions, communicating dam and levee risk, resilient flood planning, creating flood mitigation partnerships, wetlands in watershed management, and international floodplain management.

May 1-4, 2017
LEPA Annual Conference
Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Cost and Registration: $370, open until filled

This conference will explore ways in which emergency preparedness and response professionals can improve public safety in emergencies. Topics include lessons learned from floods, police and theater shootings, nursing home evacuation decision making, the effectiveness of public notification systems, and immigration. Specific emergency events that will be discussed include the Lafayette theatre shooting, and the Baton Rouge police shootings.

May 6-9, 2017
National Planning Conference
American Planning Association
New York, New York
Cost and Registration: $1,050, open until filled

This conference will look at the latest trends and challenges that are shaping the way planners do their work, including planning for resilience. Topics include planning for community health, reshaping coastal development, building resilient cities, implementing sustainable development goals, planning urban water management, reinventing infrastructure, and post-Sandy resilience planning in New York.

May 14-19, 2017
Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference
Governor’s Hurricane Conference
West Palm Beach, Florida
Cost and registration: $280, registration closes May 10

This conference focuses on hurricane planning and preparedness as well as recovery and mitigation. Topics include tropical meteorology, debris management, search and rescue, preventing mass evacuations, evacuee behavior, planning for recovery support, preliminary damage assessments, hurricane messaging, mitigation grant applications, and law enforcement issues in mass care shelters.

May 16-19, 2017
Floodplain Management Australia National Conference
Floodplain Management Australia
New South Wales, Australia
Cost and Registration: $1,035, open until filled

This conference will examine past lessons from Australian flood management in the context of future floods. Topics include shelter-in-place policies, flood data collection techniques, residential design in floods, estimating flood risk, rainfall and runoff, improving community engagement, flash flood alert services, and levee management.

May 17-20, 2017
Citizen Science 2017
Citizen Science Association
St. Paul, Minnesota
Cost and Registration: $500, open until filled

This conference focuses on promoting accessible science by increasing science literacy and cooperation between researchers and the public. Topics include blurring research disciplines, using science to impact policy decisions, empower the public with data, better sharing of research results, best practices, and measuring outcomes.

May 22-23, 2017
Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference
Australia Institute of Emergency Services, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, and others
Gold Coast, Australia
Cost and Registration: $690, open until filled

This conference will focus on challenges faced by emergency management professionals in Australia, New Zealand, and other regions. Topics include security risk management, humanitarian aid, mental health impacts from disaster, understanding resilience, emerging technology, managing animals in disaster, diversity in disaster, and multi-agency response.

May 22-23, 2017
Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference
World Meteorological Organization, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Others
Cancun, Mexico
Cost and Registration: By Invitation, registration limited

This conference will examine how nations can improve the availability of multi-hazard early risk warnings, risk information, and risk assessments. Topics include risk-informed early warnings, hazard monitoring and forecasting, enabling early action, strengthening regional cooperation, and investing in early warnings.

May 22-26, 2017
Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Cancun, Mexico
Cost and Registration: Free, register before April 22

This biennial forum focuses on reducing fatalities and economic losses from disasters and serves as an opportunity for the global community to review progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Topics include international cooperation, private sector engagement, ecosystems protection and management, science and technology, land use and spatial planning, cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge, community resilience, early warning and risk information, and critical infrastructure.

May 23-26, 2017
Fourth International Congress on Risks
Coimbra, Portugal
Cost and Registration: $375, open until filled

This conference focuses on natural and man-made risks and the ways in which they influence each other. Topics include risk theory and concepts, communication of risks, risk awareness, disaster prediction and mitigation, risk analysis and management, perceptions of danger, and case studies of recent hazards.