Researchers Meeting Information

All sessions will be held VIRTUALLY this year!

The Natural Hazards Center and CONVERGE, in partnership with the International Research Committee on Disasters (ISA-RC39), will convene a research meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 15 and through the day on Thursday, July 16 following the 45th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop.


The 2020 Researchers Meeting will focus on the theme of The Data Revolution: Ethical Imperatives and Methodological Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Research, with a program that will identify pressing research needs, focus on new data technologies and capabilities, and tackle enduring and emergent ethical and methodological considerations concerning why we collect data, what we measure, who we collect data from, and how we gather and share data. The meeting will include plenary and breakout sessions for paper presentations and virtual networking opportunities for participants.

This meeting is open to all members of the hazards and disasters community.


Registration for the Researcher’s Meeting can be added to the Natural Hazards Workshop registration or at a stand alone rate. Both options are available on the Workshop Registration page.

2020 Virtual Researchers Meeting Registration Rates

General Registration


2020 Virtual Workshop Registration Rates

General Registration

Speaker Registration* $200


Retired Professionals

Workshop and Researchers Meeting registrations can be purchased separately on the registration form. All participants, including those listed on the program, must register for the meeting or meetings that they will attend.
*Speaker discounts apply to presenters, panelists, and moderators for the Sunday through Wednesday Workshop sessions only and will automatically be applied at checkout for eligible participants. If you do not see your speaker discount applied, please contact Katie Murphy at Katherine.Murphy-1@Colorado.EDU before completing your registration. Speaker discounts are not available for the Researchers Meeting.

The registration fee covers the virtual platform expenses and organizing costs.

Questions about registration should be directed to Robin Albright.