Researchers Meeting

New Frontiers of Disaster Research: Action-Oriented Approaches to Solve Complex Challenges

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Submit an Abstract!

Interested in participating in the 2023 Researchers Meeting? If so, submit an abstract here by March 31, 2023!

The 2023 Researchers Meeting will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 12 and through the day on Thursday, July 13 following the 48th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop.

Many social and environmental forces are driving ever more complex disasters that take a disproportionate toll on marginalized communities. Their compounding and cascading impacts challenge risk reduction, response, and recovery actions, while confronting researchers with novel problems to be understood and solved. In response, the 2023 Researcher’s Meeting will focus on convergent and action-oriented approaches to disaster research. Special sessions will showcase best practices and provide opportunities to further build interdisciplinary teams that partner with frontline communities to address increasingly frequent and intense disasters.

This year, we will return to an in-person format for the first time since 2019. We are excited to receive submissions from hazards and disaster researchers in two categories:

  1. General Submissions: These abstracts should summarize an ongoing or recently completed research project focused on any pressing topic in the field of hazards and disaster research.
  2. Thematic Submissions: These abstracts should summarize research that involves partnerships with frontline communities to conduct interdisciplinary, convergent research that informs and supports action.

In addition to providing updates on cutting-edge research, this year’s program will provide new opportunities for building research collaborations. New session formats will include training and networking sessions to help establish partnerships and research-to-action synergies. We will also strengthen teams by connecting diverse researchers across career stages and disciplines while also providing other learning opportunities.

On behalf of the Researchers Meeting Organizing Committee, we hope you will submit an abstract highlighting your research and that you will join us in July at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado. We look forward to learning from you as we work together to advance hazards research and disaster science.

Sara Hamideh, Chair and Sabine Loos, Co-Chair
2023 Researchers Meeting

The Researchers Meeting is organized by the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Disasters (ISA-RC39) with the support of the Natural Hazards Center and the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) CONVERGE facility at the University of Colorado Boulder.

This meeting is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) (Award #1841338 and Award #1635593). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this meeting are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.