Conferences and Events

March 1-3, 2017
Climate Leadership Conference
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Chicago, Illinois
Cost and Registration: $995 before December 18, open until filled

This conference examines climate change in the context of policy and business to gain insights that lead to greater resilience, best practices, and innovative funding of climate solutions. Topics include leveraging environmental markets, transforming the energy grid, driving subnational climate action, managing energy and carbon risk, and cultivating a climate culture.

March 1-3, 2017
Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum
CG/LA Infrastructure
Montreal, Canada
Cost and Registration: $1495, open until filled

This forum will focus on vision and leadership in building the next generation of infrastructure projects worldwide. Topics include global attitudes toward infrastructure, public-private partnerships, the Trump administration and infrastructure, creative risk management, and case studies from various projects.

March 6-9, 2017
NASEMSO Spring Meeting National Association of State EMS Officials
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost and Registration: $595, open until filled

This meeting will address emergency medical services issues such as medical transportation, legislative and regulatory issues, and model for rules and planning. Topics include intelligent transportation and traffic incident management, fatigue risk management, National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness tools, children separated in disasters, continuity of operations, EMS safety culture, mental wellness and EMS professionals, and rural EMS issues.

March 7-9, 2017
RES/CON 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost and Registration: $500 before January 15, register before February 2

This conference, previously call the International Disaster Conference and Expo, is devoted to promoting successful resilience and disaster management techniques on a global scale. Topics include fostering brand resilience following a crisis, leveraging public donations of goods, creating community resilience academies, investing in resilience, resilient infrastructure, engaging youth in disaster reduction, coastal restoration, and using data to drive recovery.

March 14-26, 2017
Environmental Film Festival
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: $3 to $30, reservations available on select films

This festival features more than 150 films that highlight environmental themes in an effort to further public understanding. Film discussions and social events are also planned. Film topics include California water issues, how to think like a scientist, voices of Chernobyl, Zika and Ebola outbreaks, the Flint water crisis, coastal resilience, climate change in the Arctic, nuclear issues, and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

March 20-23, 2017
Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana
Office for Coastal Management—Pacific Islands
Honolulu, Hawaii
Cost and Registration: $590 before March 15, open until filled

This conference focuses on the unique challenges of protecting Pacific Island communities from hazards and disasters. Topics include business opportunities in resilience, climate migration in the Pacific, the Hawaii Climate Adaptation Initiative, resilience at tourist destinations, American Samoa since the 2009 tsunami, community partnerships for protecting resources, and addressing issues of public health.

March 23-24, 2017
Homeland Defense/National Security Summit
Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and George Mason University
Arlington, Virginia
Cost and Registration: $190, register before March 16

This summit will examine strategies for homeland security and threat assessment in the coming decade. Topics include countering terrorism and violent extremism, securing borders and trade, physical and cyber infrastructure security, emergency preparedness and recovery, and new approaches in homeland security education.

March 27, 2017
A Century of Wildland Fire Research
National Academies of Sciences
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: Free, online attendance available, open until filled

This workshop will look at how wildland fire science can inform more cost-effective strategies for living with fires. Topics include the ecological role of fire in the landscape, mapping fire and fire effects, fire and fuel management, risk perceptions and mitigation behavior, understanding wildfire policy, and translating fire science into fire management.

April 5-7, 2017
Climateurope Festival 2017
Valencia, Spain
Cost and Registration: Free, registration not required

This festival will provide an opportunity of scientists and others in climate-related fields to interact with the public on climate topics and using climate information in decision making. Lectures, discussions, and networking events will focus on water, natural resources, agriculture, and food security.

April 17-20, 2017
National Hurricane Conference
National Hurricane Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost and Registration: $350 before March 3, open until filled

This conference will examine ways to improve hurricane preparedness, response, and mitigation in the United States and the Caribbean. Topics include the history of hurricanes in New Orleans, post-disaster population retention, building economic resiliency, protecting critical infrastructure, using drones in disasters, changes to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane threat communication, technology to aid hurricane forecasting and prediction, law enforcement evacuation support, social media in hurricanes, and hurricane-resilient building practices.

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 25-27, 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 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.

May 22-24, 2017
Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference
Australia Institute of Emergency Services, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, and others
Queensland, Australia
Cost and Registration: $645 before April 10, open until filled

This conference will focus on challenges faced by emergency management professionals in Australia, New Zealand, and other regions. Topics include understanding resilience, crisis leadership, international response to disasters, psychosocial impacts of disaster management, volunteers in emergencies, and emerging technology.