San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
After successful annual conferences in 2011 and 2012, we are hoping for our 2013 annual conference to be even bigger and better.
This will be a full day conference, followed by an evening reception.
09:00 Registration opens
09:30-09:40 Welcome and introduction
09:40-11.00 Panel discussion on Disaster preparedness, how worthwhile is it really?
11.00-11.30 Break and refreshments
11.30-13.00 Disasters in the media: scaremongering, witch-hunting, and experts who struggle to communicate
14:30-15:30 Keynote lecture - 'Building National Resilience and Crisis Management Capabilities' - Professor Sir David Omand, former Permanent Secretary of the Home Office and the first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator.
15.30-16.00 Break and refreshments
16:00 -17.00 In conversation
17:00-19:30 Reception and poster presentations in the South Cloisters.
Posters on building resilience to natural disasters
When & Where
UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Reducing the impact of disasters globally presents a colossal challenge that requires coordinated and collaborative action. The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) brings together the wealth of knowledge and expertise across the university, and through research, teaching, public engagement and knowledge exchange aims to improve the understanding of risk and overcome the barriers to increasing resilience to disasters.