Practitioners Meeting

July 18, 2024

The Natural Hazards Center is pleased to announce that the National Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA) will once again hold their annual Practitioners Meeting following the Natural Hazards Workshop on July 18, 2024.

This year, NHMA is excited to announce that the Practitioner’s Meeting will include a keynote speaker luncheon session at no additional cost to any participant who registers. If you plan to attend the Practitioners Meeting and Keynote Luncheon, please do not register for lunch in the Omni Pavillion on July 18.


2024 Theme

Planning for Tomorrow: Where We Are Now vs. Where We Want to Be

The theme of this year’s meeting is Planning for Tomorrow: Where We Are Now vs. Where We Want to Be.

This theme was chosen to highlight innovative and practical community resilience concepts and initiatives. Program sessions and workshops will focus on fresh insights, broad visions, and layered perspectives to promote long-term resiliency throughout the country. The workshop will aim to share success stories of past and present resiliency implementations that will contribute to a safer tomorrow.

The workshop will encourage practitioners to discuss which disaster risk reduction procedures are working well, which procedures have the potential to work well, and which procedures could be improved. Through active engagement, the National Hazard Mitigation Association hopes to build on the momentum of mitigation and resilience activities through active collaboration and the expansion of networks.

Meeting participants have the opportunity to learn from each other and some of the nation’s brightest mitigation subject matter experts. We will collectively discuss potential strategies and solutions that can help develop implementable and measurable disaster risk reduction measures and projects.

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Meeting Details


The 2024 Practitioners Meeting will take place at the Omni Interlocken Hotel at 500 Interlocken Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado. The meeting will include presentations and networking events for participants.


Rooms are available at the Omni Interlocken or Renaissance Flatiron Hotels, and can be booked concurrently with the 2024 Workshop. When booking, please indicate that you are making a reservation as part of the Natural Hazards Workshop.

Room block reservation links are available on the Workshop Lodging webpage.


Coffee breaks and a keynote luncheon on July 18 are included in the price of add-on meeting registration.

Register Now!

This meeting is open to all members of the hazards and disasters community. Registration for the Practitioners Meeting can be added to the Natural Hazards Workshop registration or at a stand-alone rate. Both options are available via the Workshop registration page.

All participants, including those in presenting roles, must register for the meeting. Speaker discounts are not available for the Practitioners Meeting. Registration pricing includes lunch on July 18.

General Registration

Students and Retired Professionals

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Questions about the Practitioners Meeting can be addressed to Administrative Manager Marianne Knoy at or Director of Operations Ed Hecker at For more information on the NHMA, please visit the NHMA website.