2016 Disaster Response and Mitigation Forum

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    • Wednesday April 27, 2016 - Thursday April 28, 2016
      12:30 pm - 5:59 pm
  • Location: The Garage @ Square on Fifth
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Summary Sentence: 2016 Disaster Response and Mitigation Forum

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April 27th, 12:30-6PM

The Garage @ Square on Fifth

848 Spring Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30308


The Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) and the Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) are pleased to host the 2016 Disaster Response and Mitigation Forum on April 27, 2016.

Through our keynote and two panel sessions, we are bringing together governmental experts, policy makers, researchers, and decision makers from the public and private sector to share current efforts, research, and new problems identified in the space of disaster and humanitarian response.

The goal for the Forum relates to understanding ways in which to advance science and technology to improve disaster response. The Forum will feature two panels including federal, state and local agency representatives, as well as speakers from NGOs, industry, and academic researchers.

Topics we will explore include:

  • the current state of the art practices and strategies for disaster response and mitigation
  • ongoing research and technology development to support and enhance our current capabilities
  • the role of community in response
  • the gaps and opportunities to improve response systems, and
  • understanding the ways in which to advance science and technology to improve response and mitigation.

Through this limited engagement, stakeholders will share, learn, and build problem solving coalitions against the many new and rapidly emerging population-level problems affecting our country and the world at-large.

We are pleased to announce Director Jim Butterworth, Director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, as our keynote. Please click on the Speakers linkto learn more about the speakers who will be with us that day to share their insights and experiences. 

Those who are interested in submitting posters, please go to: http://ipat.gatech.edu/disaster-response-and-mitigation-forum-poster-session

Registration cost is free, however registration is required for participation. Please click on the Registration Tab and sign up to join us! We will follow up with a networking reception featuring a poster session at the end of our day.


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