Conferences and Events

October 23-24, 2017
National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction
Canadian Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Halifax, Canada
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This roundtable will explore and further conversations about disaster preparedness and response, with an emphasis on recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. Topics include climate change adaptation, improving disaster risk reduction dialogues, Canadian opportunities for building back better, and examining the significance of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. A joint meeting with the Canadian Climate Change Adaptation Forum will follow.

October 25-27, 2017
CRHNet Annual Symposium
Canadian Risk and Hazards Network
Halifax, Canada
Cost and Registration: $630 before August 29, open until filled

This symposium will focus on turning catastrophe into capacity by using Canada’s history of disaster risk reduction to outline a vision for the future. Topics include engaging vulnerable populations; evaluating Canadian disaster risk reduction measurements; incorporating health, natural, and social sciences in emergency managment; considering the legal dimensions of disasters, and the role of citizen and volunteer contributions.

October 25-27, 2017
National Disaster Resilience Conference
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Atlanta, Georgia
Cost and Registration: $375 before August 25, open until filled

This conference will focus on knowledge and actions that create disaster resilient communities with an emphasis on the built environment. Topics include evaluating disaster resilience actions, strengthening risk management simulation tools, improving engagement with faith-based communities, and assessing trends in nonstructural flood risk adaptations.

October 31 to November 2, 2017
Ocean GIS Forum
Redlands, California
Cost and Registration: $200 before August 31, open until filled

This forum will explore the potential of GIS to shape ocean analytics for use in multiple disciplines and sectors. Topics include GIS design; incorporating multi-dimensional data organizational and community projects; and considering new implementations for GIS in areas such as marine and coastal resilience, conservation and restoration, and disaster mitigation and response.

November 4-8, 2017
APHA Annual Meeting
American Public Health Association
Atlanta, Georgia
Cost and Registration: $950, open until filled

This conference will focus on strategies to address and prevent the public health risks posed by climate change. Topics include building a culture of health, considering a sustainable future for environmental health, envisioning new and creative ways to incorporate public health data, and bridging the gap between climate change and health equity.

November 8-9, 2017
AHEPP Annual Conference
Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals
Dallas, Texas
Cost and Registration: $695, open until filled

This conference will explore the latest research and best practices regarding health care and public health preparedness. Topics include new techniques and systems for emergency preparation in healthcare facilities, the psychological effects of tragedies, developing better communication plans, factors for allocating resources, and threats facing health care today.

November 10-15, 2017
IAEM Annual Conference 2017
International Association of Emergency Managers
Long Beach, California
Cost and Registration: $768 before October 6, open until filled

This conference will examine the latest tools, technologies, and trends in emergency management and promote collaboration among public and private sectors. Topics include planning for state, tribal, and local officials; emergency management on university and college campuses; international community preparedness programs; and bridging cultural divides in community engagement.

November 16-17, 2017
The Science of Science Communication
The National Academy of Sciences
Washington, District of Columbia
Cost and Registration: $200, open until filled

This colloquium will continue the discussion on communicating science effectively by engaging the public to advance research and the practice of science communication overall. Topics include creating a collaborative community, communicating science with policymakers and the public, using social media and large data networks to evaluate how information spreads, and incentivizing scientists and engineers to share their research in an engaging manner.

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.