Conferences and Events

August 14-15, 2017
Standards for Pathogen Detection Workshop
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Cost and Registration: $90, register before August 7

This workshop will present state-of-the-art pathogen detection technologies and emphasize the need for clinical and biothreat detection standards. Topics include threat detection field training, biomanufacturing, biosurvellience, and next-generation sequencing for rapid pathogen detection.


August 14-17, 2017
National Flood Mitigation and Floodproofing Workshop
Association of State Floodplain Managers
Iselin, New Jersey
Cost and Registration: $425, open until filled

This workshop will focus on tools, techniques, and best practices to reduce flood risk and losses. Topics include historic home mitigation, flood-damage resistant building materials, the national mitigation investment strategy, community flood resilience frameworks, flood risk communication, and critical infrastructure protection.


September 6-7, 2017
Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit
Aid and International Development Forum
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: $1,750 before August 4 (discounts available), register before August 31

This summit will examine best practices in humanitarian logistics, emergency communication and supply chain for international disaster aid. Topics include managing disasters and climate change, supply management logistics, post-disaster development planning, alternative development financing, training and safety for aid workers, and emergency procurement strategies.


September 26, 2017
Advanced Technologies in Structural Engineering for More Resilient Communities Workshop
National Acadamies ResilientAmerica Roundtable
Irvine, California
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled

This Workshop will explore the role that advanced technologies, design innovation, and computational methods play in structural engineering and construction to promote more resilient communities. Topics include resilient infrastructure, enabling resilience through the built environment, design and integration of emerging technologies, and cities’ perspectives of future technogies.


September 27-28, 2017
Disaster Risk Reduction Conference
Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa
Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Cost and Registration: $600, register before August 31

This conference will focus on disaster management actions and the importance of the basics in being able to effectively reduce disaster risk and increase resilience in South Africa and internationally. Topics could include critical thinking and creativity in disaster risk reduction, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, early warning systems, insurance industry roles in resilience, religious and cultural traditions in building resilience, and migration, refugees, and humanitarian action.