Conferences and Events

March 13-14, 2019
Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction
Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes
Kyoto, Japan
Cost and registration: $230 before February 28, open until filled

This forum will work to advance a coherent global approach to disaster risk reduction and resilience by leveraging the expertise of institutes in its network. Topics will include ways to promote the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Framework, engagement mechanisms for addressing climate change, increasing the impact of member institutes’ work, and disaster risk reduction research funding.


March 20-22, 2019
Climate Leadership Conference
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and the Climate Registry
Baltimore, Maryland
Cost and registration: $1,295 before February 28, open until filled

This conference will examine climate change and the ways issues can be addressed using policy, innovation, and business solutions. Topics include building climate resilience plans, climate policies for businesses, crafting carbon neutrality frameworks, creating climate action coalitions, climate-friendly supply chain opportunities, expanding transportation solutions, strategies for energy efficiency, and accelerating renewable energy adoption.


March 26-29, 2019
Preparedness Summit
National Association of County and City Health Officials
St. Louis, Missouri
Cost and registration: $825 before February 8, open until filled

This summit will focus on giving emergency and preparedness professionals the knowledge, resources, and contacts necessary to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Topics include supporting the homebound in fires and hurricanes, building fatality management capacity, environmental justice in public health, improving public health and law enforcement communication, local health department cybersecurity, disaster behavioral health for first responders, legal aspects of epidemics, creating a public health shelter task force, mental health for first responders, forming academic partnerships, and tools to improve special pathogen readiness.


April 3-7, 2019
Annual Meeting
American Association of Geographers
Washington, D.C.
Cost and registration: $515, open until filled

This meeting will showcase the latest in geography research and its application using several themes, including geospatial health research, geography and human rights, and physical geography in environmental science. Topics include sustainable urbanization, the state of arctic science, inequality in development, urban forestry research, advancing critical climate change studies, the geography of disability, culture and environmental perspectives, geospatial intelligence, water politics, gender and the environment, sustainable tourism, and a special session on Natural Hazards Center founder, Recalling Gilbert White.


May 19-23, 2019
Annual Floodplain Management Conference
Association of State Floodplain Mangers
Cleveland, Ohio
Cost and registration: $875 before April 4, open until filled

This conference will address a variety of issues related to floodplain management with a special emphasis on flood mitigation and resilience. Topics include communicating flood risk after wildfires, urban coastal resiliency, levee safety, behavioral messaging to improve insurance coverage, floodplain buyout programs, stormwater management, equity and resilience in urban flooding, GIS solutions for flood mapping updates, dam rehabilitation, business resilience to floods, mitigations successes in Puerto Rico, home elevation strategies, nature-based flood solutions, and uncertainty in flood and weather prediction.