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2022 National Disaster Resilience Conference Call for Abstracts

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) seeks presenter abstracts for its premier conference, the National Disaster Resilience Conference (NDRC22). The planning committee is pleased to announce NDRC22 will take place in Clearwater Beach, FL, from November 7 through 10, 2022. The abstract submission deadline is Tuesday, March 30, 2022.

NDRC22 will feature keynote presentations, discussion panels, spotlight topics, and stories of resilience that will help create more resilient buildings and disaster-resilient communities in the face of earthquakes, floods, hail, hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, wildfires, and other natural hazards.  

The committee is seeking individual presenter, keynote, or full panel submissions with a focus on:

Innovation in Science and Engineering – to support preparedness, response, recovery, or mitigation.

Policy – to advance resilience through strong modern building codes, smart finance, marketplace incentive programs, tax benefits, or innovation.

Practice to bring together advocates, building and fire code officials, communicators, emergency managers, insurance professionals, journalists, leaders, merchants, meteorologists, product manufacturers, public officials, researchers, scientists, and more.

Stories of Resilience – to showcase building code success stories of resilience and recovery in real-life case studies.

Your submission should include responses to the following questions:

  1. How does your proposed topic and area of expertise advance the cause of safer families and stronger homes?
  2. What do you believe is the greatest challenge in improving disaster resilience, and how does your work help overcome it?
  3. How can NDRC22 attendees and the disaster safety and resilience stakeholder community engage in and/or benefit from your work to advance resilience?

Previous NDRC conferences included multi-peril keynote speeches, panels, and presentations from resilience-minded businesses and organizations such as ABC News, BuildStrong Coalition, California Department of Insurance, Deltec Homes, Inc., Disaster-Smart Consulting, Inc., FEMA, FLASH, FOX Weather, Global Protection Products, LLC, Hagerty Consulting, Huber Engineered Woods, IEM, Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, International Code Council, ISO-Verisk Analytics, Lowe's, Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Mennonite Disaster Service, MIT, MyRadar, National Fire Protection Agency, National Hurricane Center, National Institute of Building Sciences, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Wildlife Federation, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, Portland Cement Association, Precision Building & Renovating, LLC, Renew Financial, Resilience Action Fund, SBP News Orleans, Smart Home America, Simpson Strong-Tie, Southern California Earthquake Center, State Farm, The Weather Channel, Texas General Land Office, Travelers Foundation, University of Florida, USAA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Wildfire Defense Systems, Inc., and more.

For more information or to submit an abstract, visit the National Disaster Resilience Conference website or email info@flash.org.

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