Conferences and Events

May 17-20, 2017
Citizen Science 2017
Citizen Science Association
St. Paul, Minnesota
Cost and Registration: $500, open until filled

This conference focuses on promoting accessible science by increasing science literacy and cooperation between researchers and the public. Topics include blurring research disciplines, using science to impact policy decisions, empower the public with data, better sharing of research results, best practices, and measuring outcomes.

May 22-23, 2017
Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference
Australia Institute of Emergency Services, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, and others
Gold Coast, Australia
Cost and Registration: $690, open until filled

This conference will focus on challenges faced by emergency management professionals in Australia, New Zealand, and other regions. Topics include security risk management, humanitarian aid, mental health impacts from disaster, understanding resilience, emerging technology, managing animals in disaster, diversity in disaster, and multi-agency response.

May 22-23, 2017
Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference
World Meteorological Organization, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Others
Cancun, Mexico
Cost and Registration: By Invitation, registration limited

This conference will examine how nations can improve the availability of multi-hazard early risk warnings, risk information, and risk assessments. Topics include risk-informed early warnings, hazard monitoring and forecasting, enabling early action, strengthening regional cooperation, and investing in early warnings.

May 22-26, 2017
Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Cancun, Mexico
Cost and Registration: Free, register before April 22

This biennial forum focuses on reducing fatalities and economic losses from disasters and serves as an opportunity for the global community to review progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Topics include international cooperation, private sector engagement, ecosystems protection and management, science and technology, land use and spatial planning, cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge, community resilience, early warning and risk information, and critical infrastructure.

May 23-26, 2017
Fourth International Congress on Risks
Coimbra, Portugal
Cost and Registration: $375, open until filled

This conference focuses on natural and man-made risks and the ways in which they influence each other. Topics include risk theory and concepts, communication of risks, risk awareness, disaster prediction and mitigation, risk analysis and management, perceptions of danger, and case studies of recent hazards.

June 4-7, 2017
NFPA Conference and Expo
National Fire Protection Association
Boston, Massachusetts
Cost and Registration: $1,185, open until filled

This conference will provide education and information on firefighter health, technology, and safety challenges. Topics include wildfire risk reduction, the National Fire Data System, wildland-urban interface hazard assessments, first responder communication systems, tunnel fires, incident command for fires, emergency sheltering, and the marijuana industry’s impact on fire safety.

June 5-9, 2017
European Climate Change Adaptation Conference
RISES-AM, Impressions Project, and Helix
Glasgow, Scotland
Cost and Registration: $615, open until filled

This conference will focus on ways different interest can work together for climate adaptation that supports local economies and enhances the environment. Topics include evidence for taking action, resilience and climate uncertainty, business and climate adaptation measures, climate justice and ethics, United Nation Sustainable Development goals, water security and flooding, nature-based climate adaptations, and urban energy and infrastructure.

June 6-8, 2017
World Reconstruction Conference
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
Brussels, Belgium
Cost and Registration: No fee, open until filled

This conference will look at ways to promote resilience through post-disaster recovery. Topics include linking humanitarian response and recovery, building regulations for long-term resilience, enhancing climate and disaster resilience, engaging local governments in resilience efforts, cultural heritage reconstruction, risk financing analytics, and an updated on the 2017 Global Platform for Risk Reduction.

June 6-8, 2017
National Homeland Security Conference
National Homeland Security Association
Buffalo, New York
Cost and Registration: $550, open until filled

This conference will examine best practices, education, and technology available for meeting homeland security missions at all levels of government. Topics include cyber incident response, planning across jurisdictions, emergency management and healthcare, police and emergency medical service partnerships, unmanned aircraft in emergency management, whole community preparedness, catastrophic event excercises, maritime security, and modeling for public protection.

June 13-14, 2017
Trans-Federal Workshop on Extreme Events, Environmental Health, and the Elderly
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: No fee, open until filled

This workshop will discuss the effects of extreme weather and manmade disasters on aging populations, with an emphasis on tribal, African American, Latino, and Asian cultural approaches to aging. Topics include cultural competency and resilience for senior public health, Native American policy considerations, helping the elderly build resilience, social vulnerability in older adults, elder knowledge in disaster risk reduction, and acculturation issues in Latino and Asian populations.