Thank you for an incredible 10 year anniversary celebration at of the Understanding Risk Community! With 6200+ registrants, we have seen the extraordinary interest and quality of content produced by the UR Community, proving that virtual events can be even more inclusive and still keep the engagement and fun of in-person events. The UR2020 interactive event platform and agenda will be up for 90 days and videos of recorded Community Sessions are being added regularly, so keep checking back for content. Make sure you subscribe to the UR newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and join the LinkedIn group for more from this passionate community who strives to create a more resilient world.
With #UR2020 going virtual, the forum has been more assessable than ever. A total of 6344 registrations were completed between the 16th November and 4ht December exceeding the registration goal by 212%.
The Main Event, which will include keynotes, plenaries, and other exciting surprises, took place on Tuesday, December 1, through Thursday Dec. 3 through three time zones to facilitate a global audience, 179 countries participated in total. UR10 also hosted content from Development & Climate Days (Dec. 2 – 3) and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Summit (Dec. 4). All content is available to view on the interactive agenda.
The Understanding Risk (UR) Global Forum is a biennial conference that convenes experts and practitioners from all around the world to showcase the best practices and latest innovations in the field of disaster risk identification as well as to facilitate non-traditional interactions and partnerships.
Topics covered included
AI/machine learning | Art | Cities | Data, including earth observation data | Data visualization | Decision-making | Early warning systems | Emerging technologies, including Internet of Things, drones, quantum computing | Fragility, conflict and violence settings | Inclusivity | Infrastructure | Nature-based solutions | Risk assessment | Risk communication | Risk finance | Stakeholder collaboration | Transport | User-centered design | Youth and young professionals