Conferences and Events

November 25-28, 2017
International Disaster and Risk Conference
World Bosai Forum Committee
Sendai, Japan
Cost and Registration: $275 before October 16, open until filled

This forum will examine disaster risk reduction using examples from the risk reduction and recovery in the Tohoku Region. Topics include disaster risk reduction business opportunities, strengths and weaknesses of the response to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, solution-oriented approaches to disaster risk reduction that includes multiple stakeholders, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.


November 28-30, 2017
Advancing & Redefining Communities for Emergency (ARC) Management Conference
Emergency Management for Community Collaborative
San Diego, California
Cost and Registration: $150, open until filled

This conference will focus on advances in emergency management that ensure effective, high-quality care for communities during disasters. Topics include the treatment of veterans and their families; innovative, evidence-based emergency management tools and practices; strengthening resources for the homeless; and promoting effective communication strategies.


December 5-7, 2017
National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs Summit
National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs
Gulfport, Mississippi
Cost and Registration: $250, open until filled

This conference will discuss issues related to the emergency management of pets and livestock. Topics include identifying best practices for integrating animal issues into emergency management policies, sharing information about organizational and institutional programs for animal emergency response, and evaluating disaster resource mobilization across government and non-government sectors.


December 11-15, 2017
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
American Geophysical Union
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost and Registration: $480 before November 3, open until filled

This meeting will explore the latest research trends and findings across the Earth and space science community. Topics include connecting scientists to communities around the globe, finding solutions to climate change and natural hazards, understanding the newest technologies for collecting and making sense of data, and exploring rapid growth of GeoHealth science.


December 11-15, 2017
Arctic Change 2017
ARCTICNET
Quebec City, Canada
Cost and Registration: $575 before November 3, open until filled

This conference will focus on new global challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region as a result of climate change and modernization. Topics include current political discourse and international agendas surrounding climate change, methods to enhance food and energy security, and current difficulties faced by circumpolar nations.


December 13, 2017
Congress on Contemporary Issues in Forest and Wildland Management
Renewable Natural Resources Foundation
Washington, D.C. Cost and Registration: $100 before November 29, open until filled

This meeting will explore the impacts of land-use, community participation, and climate change on forest and wildland management. Topics include adapting wildland management in response to climate change, evolving land use planning approaches, managing the wildland-urban interface, and clarifying federal, state, and local government disaster and emergency management responsibilities.


January 7-11, 2018
American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
American Meteorological Society
Austin, Texas
Cost and Registration: $640 before December 1, open until filled

This conference will explore how weather, water, and climate enterprise communication can be transformed using active engagement. Topics include evaluating advances in data acquisition and analysis, mitigating weather observation uncertainty, using social media to improve forecast communication, applying artificial intelligence to environmental science, and advances in broadcast meteorology.


February 1-3, 2018
Seismic and Energy Renovation for Sustainable Cities
University of Catania
Catania, Italy
Cost and Registration: $220 before November 30, open until filled

This conference will focus on bridging the gap between sustainability and safety to conserve both human and environmental resources. Topics include understanding the construction techniques of both modern and historic buildings, creating economic and financial policies that promote retrofitting, evaluating techniques to model and assess energy performance, and addressing urban vulnerability to design more sustainable cities.


February 9-11, 2018
Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights Program Conference
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee
Cost and Registration: $65, open until filled

This conference will explore the factors that can affect whether situations become crises or opportunities. Topics include understanding the complex processes that impact how communities deal with uncertainty, examining individual life experiences in the context of larger societal transition, and creating strategies to enhance engagement throughout communities during times of transition.


February 21-23, 2018
International Public Safety Association Conference
International Public Safety Association
Tempe, Arizona
Cost and Registration: $350 before November 30, open until filled

This conference will explore issues facing public safety officials worldwide. Topics include evaluating best practices for active shooter and mass casualty incidents, learning how to incorporate emotional intelligence in high stress situations, and creating effective strategies for responding to civil disturbances using lessons learned from the 2014 incident in Ferguson, Missouri.


February 28 to March 2, 2018
Climate Leadership Conference
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and the Climate Registry
Denver, Colorado
Cost and Registration: $995 before December 15, open until filled

This conference will examine best practices for addressing climate change using innovation, policy, and business solutions. Topics include learning to navigate climate policy, exploring cutting-edge carbon and energy practices, understanding the risks and hazards that climate change poses to natural and built environments, and considering the importance of sustainability leadership in the corporate world.


March 26-29, 2018
National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop
International Association of Wildland Fire
Reno, Nevada
Cost and Registration: $125 before March 1, open until filled

This workshop will discuss the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, which sets out an all-inclusive vision for managing wildland fire. Topics include improving preparedness policies and techniques for the new challenges fires pose in the United States, strengthening practitioners’ capacity to respond, and learning from past experiences.