Conferences and Events

June 4-6, 2018
Northeast Regional Conference
Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Cost and Registration: $525 before May 21, open until filled

This conference will focus on issues surrounding dam safety for government officials, dam owners, and dam and levee engineers, with an emphasis on the northeast region. Topics include improving hydrologic estimation and flood analysis tools, cases studies of successfully rehabilitated dams, updating spillway designs, and modernizing dam inspection.


June 4-7, 2018
Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Emmitsburg, Maryland
Cost and Registration: Free, apply before April 27

This symposium will focus on the academic discipline of emergency management and developing instructional and research skills. Topics include the scholarship of teaching and learning, research methodology and integration, and program policy and administration.


June 18-21, 2018
European Conference on Earthquake Engineering
The European Association for Earthquake Engineering and the Hellenic Society of Earthquake Engineering
Thessaloniki, Greece
Cost and Registration: $560 before April 10, register before May 15

This conference will focus on new developments in the field of earthquake engineering risk prediction and reduction. Topics include seismic design and analysis techniques, societal and economic models that evaluate earthquake loss assessment, and prioritizing mitigation with the construction of smart buildings.


June 25-29, 2018
National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Los Angeles, California
Cost and Registration: $1,175 before May 31, open until filled

This conference will explore how earthquake scientists, engineers, and policy makers can work together to better integrate knowledge across their various disciplines. Topics include understanding current trends in earthquake policy, evaluating the shortcomings and successes of earthquake mitigation—specifically in Southern California—and learning how best to communicate earthquake science at the community level.


July 9-12, 2018
National Homeland Security Conference
National Homeland Security Association
New York City, New York
Cost and Registration: $625 before May 1, open until filled

This conference will examine pressing issues in homeland security in the United States. Topics include evaluating national emergency management and post-disaster response policies, law enforcement responsibility, improving the state of critical infrastructure using an all hazard approach, and developing better grant management strategies within the private and public sectors.


July 24-27, 2018
RAPID Intensive Workshop
NHERI RAPID Facility
Seattle, Washington
Cost and Registration: Free, apply to register before June 12

This workshop hosted by the National Hazards Engineering Research Institute will help develop expertise in using RAPID equipment to collect and process data and integrate reconnaissance data using RAPID software. Topics include an overview of the RAPID facility, hands-on training for terrestrial lidar and drone-based image collection, and using the RAPID equipment and software social sciences reconnaissance research.


August 6-9, 2018
PRiMO Conference
Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana
Honolulu, Hawaii
Cost and Registration: $490 before June 30, open until filled

This conference will focus on the role of technology in reducing disaster risk, as well as its potential for unintended consequences. Topics will include learning how to crowdsource elements of response and recovery, balancing innovative technologies with traditional and indigenous practices, improving storm prediction science, and securing data against hacking.


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.