Disaster Response and Mitigation Forum

Disaster Response and Mitigation Forum

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 link to learn more about the speakers who will be with us that day to share their insights and experiences. 

We are also seeking applications for poster sessions. Please see the poster session tab and present a poster abstract for acceptance to present a poster.

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.