UR2020 postponed to November 30 – December 4, 2020
In light of global developments, the 2020 Understanding Risk Forum (UR2020), scheduled initially for May 18 – 22, 2020, will be postponed to November 30 – December 4, 2020.
We would like to thank all UR community members, our venue partner Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria, session organizers, partners and friends for the immense support towards this forum so far. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this decision. We will be in touch with the affected stakeholders to follow-up on the postponement arrangements.
For questions regarding the postponement, please check out the FAQs here.
Thank you again for your understanding and support. We look forward to seeing you in November at UR2020 in Singapore.
Join us in Singapore for the ten-year anniversary of the Understanding Risk (UR) Forum!
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UR2020 will take place November 30 – December 4, 2020 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 1,000 representatives from all over the world are expected to participate. The five-day event is divided into three days for the main conference and two days dedicated to side events led by the community. The Forum features technical sessions, interactive workshops, and multimedia exhibits, as well as space for bilateral meetings. Read the UR2020 FAQs for more information.
Two planning meetings have been held to incorporate ideas from the community and start crafting a vision for UR2020. Read the summaries.
What is Understanding Risk?
UR is a global community of nearly 10,000 experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. Members share knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovations and best practice in risk assessment. The community convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight groundbreaking work, facilitate nontraditional partnerships, and showcase new technical know-how in disaster risk identification. If you want to know what countries have been represented and which organizations have attended UR since 2016, check out the list here.
Global Forums consist of two parts: 1) the Main Conference, and 2) Focus Days. The Main Conference are exciting days of crowdsourced technical sessions and plenaries, entertainment and the expo. Also featured during the Main Conference are the opening and closing ceremonies, keynote speakers, and a UR staple–Ignites where technical session leads pitch their session to the audience.
Focus Days consist of workshops, training sessions and stakeholder meetings from UR partners. Organizations can apply for a space during these days, where in the past over 50 events have occurred.
Become a partner of UR!
Want to become a partner for the ten-year anniversary of UR? Learn how you can get involved here.